Due to the vital role it plays in protecting the structure and interior of a home, a roof tends to show its age more than other components. Still, it can be hard to tell whether you should make repairs to your roof, or dip into your wallet and completely replace it. While small and inexpensive repairs often solve a problem, it can also cost more money in the long run if you wait too long to replace. Roofing & More can help you know what to look for when it comes to repair and replacement of roofing in Arlington.What to Look for Outdoors The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) suggests you do a roof “checkup” every spring and fall, looking for the following signs on the exterior of your home. • Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering; this indicates the end of the shingles’ life expectancy. • Loose material or wear around chimneys, pipes and other penetrations. • Excessive amounts of shingle granules in your gutters; granule loss leaves shingles vulnerable to water leaks. What to Look for Indoors A few key clues inside your home indicate there may be significant problems that require professional service. Answer the following questions. • Is there any discoloration from water leaks on your walls or ceiling? • In the attic, are there water stains on the rafters or underside of the roof decking? • Is there any light visible in your darkened attic? Look near that area for water stains. You will also want to make note of: • The age of your roof. If your roof is 20 years or older, there’s a good chance it may need to be replaced. • Blistered paint near attic walls or siding decay that may indicate poor attic ventilation. • Dark or dirty-looking areas, especially on north-facing slopes. These may result from algae or vegetation growing on your roof. • Dips in the roof that may indicate rotting in your decking or rafters. • Pools of water or stained areas on flat roofs.
If you observe any of the warning signs mentioned above, then it’s best to call Roofing & More, Northern Virginia’s premier home improvement company. We’ve been providing our customers with quality roofing services for nearly 20 years. We’ll help you know if a few repairs are all that’s needed, or we will work to get you the best price possible on a replacement roof. At Roofing & More, we’ve got you covered!
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