The next time you leave your home, turn around and look up toward your home's roof. What is the condition of your roof and its shingles? Are there any visible missing shingles, damage to the roof, or sagging gutters? The condition of your roof components are all important parts in making sure your home's interior remains dry and protected from weather events. And to ensure this, you need to keep your roof in a well-maintained condition. Here are some different types of services and care that your local roofing professional can help you handle your roof's condition.
Repair Roof Damage
Your roof might be in relatively good condition with many years left on the shingles. However, after a heavy wind and rain storm you might notice a few shingles have come loose from your roof. When one shingles comes loose it can often lead to several others nearby also falling off your roof, leaving your roof's decking exposed to moisture.
Your roofing professional can handle these spot-repairs; restoring them to ensure complete protection. It is important that the replacement shingles are attached with a full set of roofing nails so they do not loosen over time. If you do not have extra shingles on hand that match your home's existing roof, your professional roofer can match them from their available shingle colors and types.
Replace Your Shingles
The time will come when your roof's shingles will begin to show patterns of wear; the edges of entire sections of shingles may begin curling up. After so long, the curling shingles will crack and come loose from your roof. Some homeowners notice that entire slopes of their roof are showing signs of failure in the shingles, and all slopes of the roof should be replaced.
Consult About the Best Roofing Material
When you are faced with a roof replacement, talk to your roofing professional about the best type of shingles available for your home and the local climate. Along with popular asphalt shingles, you can also do slate shingles, clay shingles, metal roofing panels. If your home has a flat roof, you can look for a gravel or rubber roof to replace the existing one.
Or you can opt for an energy efficient shingle that will reflect the sun's UV rays off your home and keep your home more cool and require your home's air conditioner to work less. A UV reflective roof also has the benefit of lasting longer, as it will not receive as much UV damage to its surface.
For further questions regarding your roofing, reach out to a professional like those at Par One Construction, Inc.