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Is Your Roof in Need of the Services of a Roofing Contractor?

Under the right conditions and with maintenance, a roof will last up to thirty years but damage can begin to occur before its lifespan is up and cause the need for repairs or replacement. Ideally, a homeowner should have their roof inspected once a year, to ensure no damage is occurring. The roof should also be checked after storms and periods of high wind since these can both cause extensive roof damage and lead to water damage. When damage begins to occur, it is vital a homeowner seeks the services of a Roofing Contractor.

  • Missing shingles
  • Shingles that are damaged such as curling, splitting, or missing granules
  • Old and worn appearance
  • Dark streaks
  • Overgrowth of moss
  • Dips in the roof
  • Water leaks in the attic or through the ceilings

If a roof has reached the age of twenty, it is a good rule of thumb to seek a replacement from a Roofing Contractor. Damaged roofs need to be replaced as soon as possible so the cost of repairs does not grow. An influx of water through the roof can lead to serious internal damages to a home and these can substantially increase the cost of repairing a home and making it sound.

When a contractor is called in, they will fully inspect the roof and determine what needs to be done. In some cases, repair work can be carried out to replace the bad areas. If a full replacement needs to be carried out, the contractor will first need to check the decking to ensure it is sound. If the decking is not secure, it will need to be replaced because a rotten deck is in danger of collapsing. A collapsed roof will lead to catastrophic damage and endangers a home’s occupants.

If you are in need of a contractor to take care of your roofing needs, contact JF Baker Roofing. They will be happy to schedule you an appointment so they can come out and check your roof. Prompt repairs or replacement are vital for ensuring a home is not being damaged. Call today so you can get started.

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    Author: Adelfa Abril

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