Do you think you might need roof repair? If the answer to that question isn’t obvious, it is still worth taking the time to check on perhaps the most important feature protecting your home. Some home improvement projects are exciting. A new kitchen makes your house pop. A new bathroom can be a huge difference maker in how your home feels. However,replacing or repairing your roof doesn’t usually come up on the list of desired improvements. It is, however, one of the most crucial areas you should be aware of. A damaged roof could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs, and plenty of stress.
The good news is, you can do several things to avoid major roof damages and keep your roof in the best possible shape. Here are 4 things you can do to protect your roof, and even improve the life-long value of your home.
Checking your roof every now and then can help you notice any areas that need attention before more substantial problems arise. You can easily detect some of the most common roof repair warning signs just through simple observation. Here’s what you should look out for: streaking stains on any shingles, curled or buckled shingles, groups of shingles with missing granules, rusted flashings, water stains in the attic or on your ceiling, and even moss or mold on the roof. Sometimes the first warning sign can be higher than average energy bills. If you notice any of these issues, call an experienced roofer today to inspect your roof for needed repairs before any major damage occurs.
Many times, major roof damages come from a simple lack of maintenance over time. There are several things you can do to keep your roof in good shape year-round. At least once a year you should clean out all the exhaust vents and the ventilation system in your house. Keep them free of cobwebs and debris so moisture doesn’t build up. Keep your roof clear of leaves that can easily accumulate and clean out your gutters so water can easily flow off of your roof. It doesn’t take much to perform these basic maintenance procedures so your roof stays clean and protected.
The majority of roofs are made of asphalt shingles, which can last approximately 20 years. However, what you might not know is that not al asphalt roofs are created equal. Improper installation can cost you years on the life of your roof. On the contrary, a roof installed by a seasoned, certified professional can make your roof last a lifetime. You can also upgrade the quality of your asphalt roof to get much more life and durability out of it. At Woodforest Roofing, we offer a wide variety of shingles to meet your exact roofing needs. Want a roof that can last forever? We can give you that.
Not all benefits of roof replacement and maintenance involve avoiding damage. In fact, one of the best reasons to get a new roof, or repair your current roof so it looks new, is for curb appeal. The quality of your roof, including the roof material, is one of the most noticeable features of your home. Realtors love houses with beautiful roofs because home buyers love it, too. When a prospective buyer sees a house from the outside for the first time, roughly 40% of what they see is the roof. Roof replacement is one of the top ten most valuable home improvement projects for home owners. When selling your house, you can expect to recoup about 57% of these costs. That’s how big of a difference a new roof can make to the value of your home!
If you do need to get a new roof, or repair the one you have, then there is good news. At Woodforest Roofing we can give you a free roof inspection to tell you exactly what your roof needs. If it just needs some maintenance, we can tell you what to do. If you need to replace it or do major repairs, we can do that for you, too. We’ll even work with your insurance company to get you the money you need to do it. Call us today to schedule a free inspection and take the initiative to keep your roof – and your home – protected.