Being a Richmond homeowner, means taking care of your rooftop, since this is also the most important part of your structure. The trouble is that, sometimes it can be difficult to determine if you are in need of roof repairs or roof replacement. You don’t want to keep settling for repairs if you actually need replacement; that’s like putting a band aid on a gunshot wound. You also don’t want to end up being talked into replacement by some smooth talking so-called professional contractor who is more interested in lining his or her pockets by talking you into service you don’t need.
Trying to Make the Right Choice
For starters, the one thing that might help you make the right decision is the age of the roof. The average asphalt shingle roof should last between 20-25 years, with proper care and maintenance. So if someone is trying to talk you into a new roof an it is nowhere near that time, you should definitely get a second opinion. On the other hand, if it is already at that age or past it, you should certainly get a new roof.
Keep in mind that not all contractors will try to talk you into something you don’t need; but if something just doesn’t feel or seem right, get another opinion. Now, there are also things that you can look for even as a non-professional that can be indicators that you probably are past the point of return for just roof repairs. If you find that your insulation is wet or if you can see light through the wood planks, then you probably need to invest in a new rooftop.
Also, look for other telltale signs like dips or valleys in your rooftop, as well as missing shingles. Even a heavy buildup of black spots, which is shingle eating algae, are a warning sign that you need to take care of your roof by cleaning and repairing it or replacing it. And watch out for leaks, this is not something that should be happening so make sure to call a reputable professional right away.
Bring in the Trusted Name
By working with the experts here at No More Dirty Roofs, you are guaranteed the best in service. We take great pride in the work that we do and the results that we can leave behind for our satisfied clientele. Now, let us help ensure that you get the quality service that you deserve for your rooftop.