Caring For Your Shingle Roof

When you have a new roof installed, it is of the utmost importance that you properly maintain it. After all, it’s silly to spend money on a new roof if you’re not going to take care of it. Check out some tips and advice on caring for your shingle roof. 

Caring For Your Shingle Roof

Inspections 

Get in the habit of inspecting your roof at least once every few months or right after a bad storm. Look for any signs of damage, especially missing roof shingles. Visually inspect all other parts of the roof as well. It’s extra important that you notice any leaks right away. You should address any problems that you find immediately. 

Debris 

Make sure that there is never any debris left on your roof. This includes things like leaves and sticks. Leaves can build up and then trap and hold water, which can then make its way into your home. You can clear leaves off of your roof with a leaf blower. 

Gutters 

Part of caring for your roof shingles includes caring for your gutters. Dirty, clogged gutters will not allow water to flow freely off of your roof when it rains. It’s important to keep your gutters clean and free from debris. 

Algae 

While algae are typically more of just a cosmetic issue, it’s still annoying and unpleasant to look at. If you have a light-colored roof or live somewhere with a humid climate, you will likely spot some black streaks on your roof at some point or another. The only way to really prevent this from happening is by choosing algae-resistant roof shingles. 

Contact us today at Roofity for more tips and advice on caring for your shingle roof. 

Should You Consider Having Your Roof Replaced this Spring?

Though it may not seem like it, spring is right around the corner. This means that it is the perfect time to consider residential roofing replacement. However, many homeowners do not know how to tell when their roof is in need of replacing. Here are a few of the signs you should look out for which indicate that you may want to consider having your roof replaced this spring.

Should You Consider Having Your Roof Replaced this Spring?Look for Damaged Shingles

Determining the condition of your roof will likely require that you go on top of your roof to visually inspect it. However, you will want to wait until the weather is clear, and it has been dry outside for several days, in order to ensure the safest environment on your roof. If you are not comfortable inspecting your roof yourself, consider hiring a professional to perform an inspection.

Once on top of your roof, you will want to look for damage to your shingles. Shingles that are curling, buckling or cracked indicate problems, as these shingles will not be able to properly keep moisture out of your home. You will also want to keep an eye out for missing shingles that may have been blown away in recent storms. If the problems seem isolated to a small number of shingles, you might be able to have these shingles replaced. However, if the problem is widespread, then it might be time to consider having your roof replaced.

Consider Your Roof’s Age

It is also important to consider your roof’s age when trying to decide if it is time to replace your roof. On average, residential roofs last between 20 and 25 years. If your roof is nearing this age, then it may be time to consider having it replaced before you encounter issues with water damage.

If you believe that your roof may be in need of replacement, contact us to schedule an inspection. We can help you to determine your roof’s condition, and what your options are for replacement if it turns out that your roof needs to be replaced.

What New Roofing Can Do For Your Home

Whether your roof is old, outdated, damaged, or just plain ugly, replacing it is an investment that definitely proves as a worthy one. New roofing can do great wonders for your home in more ways than one. It can significantly reduce and even completely prevent any leaks or storm damage from occurring, and it can notably increase the value of your home.

What New Roofing Can Do For Your Home

Leaks

Leaky roofs can mean both exterior and interior damage to your home. Sometimes you’ll see water spots on your ceiling, and other times you won’t even notice the leak because it is hidden up in the rafters in your attic. Missing or damaged shingles are usually the main culprits. They can cause slow leaks that will eventually turn into very damaging ones if left ignored.

Storm Damage

Harsh storms that produce high winds, heavy rain, hail and falling debris can really wreak havoc on a roof, especially an older one. Significant winds can blow off shingles and break the seals between them. Heavy rain and hail can cause dents and damage, and falling debris can lead to cracks and missing shingles. A newer and stronger roof will stand up to the elements a lot better.

Warning Signs 

There are some surefire ways to tell if you need a new roof on your home. For starters, a shingles condition can tell you a lot. If you notice any of them missing, cracked, or curling, heed the warnings. Also be on the lookout for missing granules or bald spots in the shingles. Sometimes roofs just look old and worn, and could even have moss and other types of stains growing on them. And if your roof is just plain old, you should know that it is time for a new one.

New roofing can make a world of a difference in the look, the condition, the safety, and the overall value of your home. Contact us today at Roofity to further discuss what new roofing can do for you.

Discover How New Roofing Pays for Itself

Your home is most likely your most valuable asset. All the money you spend on upkeep and maintenance is an investment. Many perceive these regular repairs as a way to just sustain their home’s value. Did you know that new roofing can actually increase your home’s value? It is true according to a recent report.

Discover How New Roofing Pays for Itself

This past December, the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry published their Remodeling Impact Report. They ranked new roofing as the No. 1 exterior improvement to add value to a home at resale. They also ranked new roofing as the exterior project with the most appeal to home buyers. It kinda makes sense, right?

A roof’s condition is on every buyer’s checklist. Even if there are no leaks, a roof that shows signs of age, cracking and curling brings worry. In today’s real estate market, home buyers want to make a worry-free purchase. Who wants to buy a new home, and then almost immediately have to spend thousands on a new roof?

The good news for homeowners is the report found a new roof will pay for itself. They report for a roof costing an estimated $7,600 the recovery was $8,000 at the time of sale. This is an amazing 105 percent cost-to-value ratio. It is extremely rare when something considered a regular maintenance item brings this kind of return on investment.

The top reasons for installing a new roof included:

  • Replacing worn out materials,
  • Improved energy efficiency, and
  • New material durability.

Many projects don’t add any value to your home, especially in a competitive real estate market. Knowing which home improvements add value brings peace of mind. If you would like to talk more about new roofing, or need more information, please contact us.