Posts made in August 2020

Roofing FAQs

New Asphalt Shingle RoofYour home’s roof is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior, offering a number of benefits, from protection from the elements and pests, to curb appeal & resale value, to insulation! Considering how important your roof is to your home’s exterior, it is essential to ensure that the system is kept in good repair! However, it is also a complex piece of engineering, and it can oftentimes be difficult to assess whether your roof is still in good condition, or what needs to be done to repair it! If you’re interested in having answers to a few of these questions, keep reading below for our Roofing FAQ!

To Repair or Replace

One of the most common questions homeowners typically have when it comes to roof replacements is should I repair my roof, or do I need to replace the entire system, and the answer is entirely dependent on the condition of your roof, and how it’s been damaged.

Roof’s become damaged in a variety of ways, from blunt damage due to falling branches, to granule loss, to water damage. The possibilities are wide-ranging, and whether or not you need to replace the roof depends on the extent of the damage. If you suspect your roof has accrued significant amounts of damage, you will want to have it inspected by a professional to determine the best line of action!

How Long Does A Roof Last

This is another answer that will vary from roof to roof, but the most common roofing material in North America is asphalt shingles, so let’s examine those;

There are a wide array of manufacturers producing asphalt shingles of varying degrees of quality. Our main manufacturer, Owens Corning, has lines of architectural shingles, as well as more economical options. Typically, a well-installed and properly maintained asphalt shingle roof will last somewhere between 20 and 30 years.

How Often Should I Inspect My Roof

The correct answer to this question is twice a year, in the spring and fall to keep your home protected from the extremes of each season, but most homeowners won’t have their home inspected that often. Having at least one inspection a year is highly recommend, as it is incredibly difficult to spot a leak from the ground, and one season with a damaged roof can cause irreparable damage to your roof deck, necessitating a full replacement. If you want to keep your home protected from the elements, having your roof inspected on at least an annual basis is highly recommended!

Contact Us Today

If you need assistance with your roof replacement this summer, 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 roof replacement needs!

Most Common Roofing Issues

Loose Roof GranulesYour home’s roof is one of the most important pieces of your home’s exterior shell, offering a multitude of benefits for your home including protection from the elements and pests, improved curb appeal and resale value, and insulation. Considering how much there is to gain from having well-installed and maintained roofing, it is essential to ensure that yours is kept in good repair! If you’re interested in learning more about the most common roofing issues that homeowners generally face, keep reading below for more information!

Missing Granules

A common roofing issue that homeowners tend to see on older roofs is loose or missing granules. As your shingles age, they lose their granules, which are important for helping to reflect UV light away from the shingles, Without granules, the shingles will decay faster, and generally, when your shingles begin to lose granules, it is a sign that the roof will need to be replaced soon!

Leaks

Perhaps the most damaging roofing issue of all is a roof leak. This is both because of the amount of damage a roof leak is capable of causing, as well as the fact that it can be extremely difficult to locate a roof leak. They often form quietly, and unless you are seeing water actively drip from your ceiling, you might not even notice anything is wrong until a significant amount of damage has occurred. You can look for a few signs to help assess the integrity of the roof. First, check on the interior of your home for signs of a leak. Water damage will likely begin to appear in your attic, but if the damage is significant enough, or in the right location, you may end up seeing it in your ceiling. You can also safely assume that your roof is leaking at least partially when you begin to lose shingles.

Damaged Flashing

Another common roofing issue that often affects roofs is damaged flashing. This one can be damaging because many homeowners don’t even understand what their flashing is and how it protects their roof. Installed in potential problem areas such as around vents, in valleys, and on your chimney, your flashing helps to protect your home’s roof from water damage by keeping it away from areas where it could potentially seep in. You’ll want to have a roofing professional come at least once a year to assess the integrity of your home’s flashing.

Contact Us Today

Interested in learning more about our team’s roof replacement services? 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 all of your roof replacement needs!