The condition of your home's roof is one a critical factor in ensuring that your home is kept as structurally sound as possible. However, new homeowners can often underestimate the importance of regular roof maintenance, which can cause their homes to be more likely to encounter roof issues. If you have only purchased your first home recently, you should use these two tips to make sure you avoid common maintenance oversights.
Many simple roofing issues can be solved with roofing cement, which coats vulnerable or compromised surfaces with a nearly impenetrable tar-like protective covering. However, this promise of leak resistance comes with a cost. Its superior ability to adhere to any roof surface, wet or dry, is a double edged sword. It also sticks to the applicator (you), and any other surface the applicator touches. This includes collateral damage to tools, ladders, clothes, windows, glasses, and anything else that may be within reach.
If you're a homeowner with an asphalt shingle roof, you may be wondering when you can expect to need a replacement. And while it's true that asphalt shingling does only last about two decades, it's also true that there are many factors that can affect the lifespan of a particular roof. For example, regular maintenance can lengthen your roof's lifespan, while neglect can shorten it. And if it's in the shade of a tree with debris constantly raining down on it and lots of moss growing on it, it's going to need more frequent repairs and replacements.
While roofs are meant to last for quite some time, that doesn't mean they are going to last forever. At some point in time down the road, you are going to have to see about replacing your roof with a new one. However, there are a lot of different options in the world today. This makes the process confusing and overwhelming. To help narrow down the options, here are a couple tips to help you choose the perfect color for your roof.
Is your roof starting to show its age? Are you wondering whether it's time to replace your roof or if you can get by with a simple repair? Although you should ask a roofing professional about your roof in particular, here are some different issues and what they might mean for your roof: Missing shingles: It's almost inevitable that your roof will start to loose shingles as it ages. When a large storm blows through, it shouldn't be too big a surprise if you find that one or more shingles have gone missing as a result.