Posts made in February 2020

Signs You Should Replace Your Home’s Roof

 

When it comes to replacing your home’s roof, it can often be difficult to identify the signs that your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan. If you’re interested in learning how to identify whether your home’s roof needs to be replaced, take a look at our blog to learn about the signs your roof is failing that you may not have noticed!

Your Shingles Are Broken or Damaged

The most obvious sign that you need to replace your home’s roof is if your shingles are outwardly broken or damaged. Broken shingles won’t stop moisture from making its way into your home, meaning that your home’s roof deck will be exposed to water damage if your shingles are left damaged. If you notice that you have broken or missing shingles on your roof, be sure to replace your roof as soon as possible to keep your home protected!

Algae or Mold Growth

Another sign that you should consider replacing your home’s roof is when there is significant mold or algae growth on your home’s roof. If left unattended, the algae will eventually deteriorate your home’s roof and cause your shingles to lose their structural integrity.

The Roof Is Old

At the end of the day, shingle roof’s only last so long. The average lifespan for a well-installed asphalt shingle roof is roughly 20-30 years, meaning that if your roof is beginning to deteriorate after that length of time, it’s simply a sign that your whole roof should be replaced.

Curling or Warped Shingles

Sometimes damaged shingles won’t completely break or fall off of your roof, but rather they show their damage in more subtle ways. If your shingles are exposed to significant water damage, they can begin to warp or curl around the edges, which will allow water to seep in around the shingles and into your roof deck, where it can quickly cause much more expensive damage. If you notice that your shingles are absorbing water, have your roof replaced as quickly as possible.

Damaged Flashing

Finally, when it comes to assessing roof damage, many homeowners overlook the importance of checking their home’s flashing. If you have a chimney of your home, you’ll need to examine the flashing on a regular basis to make sure it isn’t rusting away. If your flashing begins to rust, water can seep into your roof deck through your chimney and cause significant damage. Be sure to replace damaged flashing as soon as possible before your roof deck is exposed to expensive water damage.

Contact Us Today

Interested in replacing your Pittsburgh home’s roof this spring? Our team at Doing It Right Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your roofing needs!

Benefits of Cedar Impressions Siding Shingles

When it comes to siding options, not all materials are made equal. You could elect to install the most popular siding material in North America, vinyl siding. You could also install beautiful new fiber cement siding, known for its durability, and aesthetics. However, there is one siding material that will improve your home’s curb appeal more than anything else, all without sacrificing your siding’s ability to keep your home well protected; Composite Cedar Impressions siding shingles. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of Cedar Impressions, keep reading below for more information!

Beauty

The first benefit of Cedar Impressions shingles are that they provide your home with truly unmatched curb appeal. Wooden siding is a timeless style, but it comes with maintenance issues that prevent more homeowners from using it. However, Cedar Impressions provides all of the beauty of traditional wood without the hassle. Available in a wide array of colors, Cedar Impressions are sure to boost your home’s curb appeal. Furthermore, you can also get Cedar Impressions shingles in a variety of different styles, including shake & sawmill, ensuring that no matter what style you’re looking for, our team has the perfect siding solution for your home!

Durability

In addition to the beauty of Cedar Impressions, they also offer nearly unmatched durability. Cedar Impressions are made of a highly durable polymer, meaning they are immune to many of the maintenance & structural issues that often arise when using traditional wooden siding.

Cedar Impressions is designed to withstand any inclement weather and damage, including mold, mildew, and moisture, but they are also capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds.

Maintenance-Free

When you use real wood for your siding, the exposure to the elements will eventually cause the materials to wear down. Cedar Impressions, on the other hand, are completely maintenance-free. Cedar Impressions will never need to be painted, and while they may need to be occasionally cleaned or sealed, that’s the most maintenance you will ever need to perform on your home’s siding. If you’re looking for a siding material that you can install and forget, Cedar Impressions is a great option!

Contact Us Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our team’s polymer cedar siding shingle installation services, our team at Doing It Right Roofing is ready to assist! You can reach out to our team to by giving us a call at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your siding installation needs!