As the days get colder, you want to make sure that your roof is in tip-top shape. If there are any leaks, loose shingles, or other problems, you want to get them fixed before the snow comes. Orbe Construction, your go-to for home remodeling in Maryland, offers insight into when you should repair or replace your roof.
You Notice it’s Sagging
Even if your roof isn’t leaking, if you notice any part of your roof sagging, it needs to be inspected. It can be a problem you don’t have to worry about, such as the natural settling of the house or a mistake in calculations when the roof was framed by workers. However, it can also signal that there’s a structural problem in your attic or the foundation supports of your home.
There are Problems With Your Shingles
Whether you’re missing some shingles entirely or notice they’re curling or cracked, it’s a sign your roof is towards the end of its life. With missing shingles, sometimes additional layers have been placed over the original one. In this instance, the top layer is more vulnerable to wind and weather conditions. We’ll first check if this is the case before moving on to other options.
Cracked shingles are a sign that your roof is experiencing problems. When shingles have cracks, water can travel between shingles and seep into your home. There are some cases where newer asphalt roofs have cracks. If this is the case, we’ll take samples and send them to the manufacturer to analyze and determine if it’s covered by their warranty.
Lastly, curling shingles are something to watch out for. There are two types of curling. The first is called clawing, which is curling in the middle of the shingle. Curling at the edges is called cupping. No matter which type is occurring, it’s a sign that they could be close to leaking. Water is able to run up backward under the shingle, a sign of problems to come.
Granules are in Your Gutters
Granules are that rough, stubbly material on top of the shingles. When you first get your roof, some granule shedding is normal. But if your roof is more than 10 years old it becomes a problem. These granules protect the asphalt core of asphalt shingles from the powerful UV rays of the sun. Without protection, your shingles are going to deteriorate quickly.
Roof Repair and Replacement From Orbe Construction
Whether your roofing just needs a repair or needs to be fully replaced, we can help. Our experienced workers can inspect your roof and discover which option your roof needs. If your roof is under 15 years old, there’s a good chance it can be repaired. Issues with shingles or mild weather damage are both able to be repaired.
Your roof should be replaced about once every 25 years. If yours is close to hitting this milestone, get your roof inspected to determine its condition. Replacing your roof can add a lot of value to your home if you’re planning on selling in the future. Orbe Construction offers multiple types of roofing, including asphalt shingle roofs, metal roofs, and cedar roofs.
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