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How to determine whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced

We get a lot of calls from our happy customers after our work is finished. Everyone wants high-quality material used for their house roof, but it is a fact that materials do have a life span too. In NYC, homes and commercial residences we see are mostly made of asphalt shingles. The lifespan of asphalt shingles is approximately between 20-25 years. It’s tough to decide whether to repair your current roof or have it totally replaced. It all depends on the age of your roof or the damages it has suffered over the years. Some signs which tell it’s time for a roof repair or replacement are mentioned below:

Wear and Tear

Things don’t last forever in life and the same can be said for roofs. As time goes on the lifespan of the roof and the roof shingles keep decreasing. The sooner the old shingles are assessed, the less there is to worry about. You can differentiate old and worn out shingles from the new ones in a number of ways. If the shingles you have on your roof are, cracked, curled or missing, maybe it’s time to get a new roof installed. Old shingles lose their granules over time (granules are the minerals which give the shingles their texture and protects them from sunlight). Roof shingles have taken on years of various weather conditions, and as their useful life comes to a near end, you should consider having a new roof installed before more damage occurs.

Blistering

The damage caused by heat and humidity should not be taken easily. As the temperature rises, it’s not uncommon to observe exterior decay and the peeling off of interior and exterior paint. Humidity and heat combined can also cause interior stains, mold, and mildew too. This type of damage is usually due to inadequate shingle installment, which leads to an attic with bad ventilation. Look out for any of these signs because humidity can hurt more than just your physical belongings.

Leaky Roof

If you notice a leaky roof, then it’s obvious that a repair is needed. If you observe water dripping, wet spots on the ceiling or a puddle on your floor, my friend your roof is the criminal and it needs repairing or else it can lead to water damage in your house. A leak in the roof may be caused by a number of reasons, such as ice build-up, rain damage, extreme weather conditions, mislaid shingles or old age. In some cases, a leaky roof is obvious to the observer, but in some cases, it might not be as obvious.

Savings in a new roof

If you don’t see any physical damage to your roof or your house, you should check out your electric bill. A durable and convenient roof is one that keeps out moisture, hot and cold temperatures and furry critters. Your energy requirement for cooling and heating may increase if your roof in not creating sufficient ventilation through the attic. With a good roof installed in your house, you can save a lot of energy and reduce your electric bill.

If you’re someone in need of roof repairs, roof installations or any other roofing services, contact Best Roofing NYC for fast, efficient and affordable roofing services!

 

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