The roof is one of the most important components of your house. It keeps the elements outside, and it protects your family from any number of hazards. Without question, good roofing enhances the value and functionality of your house.
Nonetheless, many homeowners hesitate to call themselves roofing experts. How do you know when it’s time to replace your roof? If you’re going to get a new roof, which type is the best for your home? Let’s take a look at some of the most important roofing questions.
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Roofs consisting of asphalt shingle roofing may be long lasting, but if yours has been in place for at least 20 years, it’s probably time to get it replaced. Twenty years is not a hard and fast rule. Poor quality roofing or roofs that have been subjected to harsh climate extremes may need to be replaced sooner. Inspect your roof for missing, cracked or curled roofing shingles when you’re deciding whether or not to spring for a new roof.
Lots of homeowners may also be confused about the roofing components on their house. For instance, many people are unfamiliar with the term “flashing.” Although it sounds like that’s a rather mysterious roofing term, the reality is that it simply refers to the galvanized steel or aluminum that is used to prevent water seepage. You might see flashing around your chimney, skylights or some windows. Flashing can be damaged by weather and other environmental conditions. A roofing professional can usually repair this damage easily.
Other homeowners are curious about the black streaks that develop on the roof. These black streaks are usually the result of naturally occurring algae and can be cleaned away by a professional roof cleaner to make your roof look as good as new.
If you have other roofing questions, be certain to refer them to a professional roofer. They can identify any trouble spots on your roof and suggest options for how to fix them.
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