Many homeowners and commercial property owners wait to invest in a new roof. It’s no wonder they often put off the task, as roofing can be viewed as an expensive project for any property. However, old and damaged roofs have the potential to cause even more expensive damage when they aren’t replaced or repaired in a timely fashion.
As you venture out to inspect your property or home before the winter weather sets fully in, take time to inspect your roof as well. It is wise to repair it sooner than later so that you do not have to worry about harsh winter conditions causing more damage this season.
If you notice missing shingles on your roof, it is time for a repair or full replacement. Shingles are your home’s first line of protection from wind, snow, rain, and sun. Without shingles, your home is vulnerable to significant damage.
Your shingles can also become discolored due to mold, algae, or wear and tear. As you walk around your property, take note of any discolorations on your roof and consult with the team at Roberts Restoration for further guidance.
Signs of Animal Activity
It is quite common for animals to cause damage to your roof or shingles. Look for scratch marks, claw marks, or even chewed holes on shingles or other parts of your roof. This damage should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Your Roof’s Age
Finally, all roofs should be replaced on a regular basis. For composition or asphalt shingles, which are common household materials, roofs should be replaced about every 12-20 years. Industrial roofing materials, like metal, can last much longer, up to 50 years. However, it is wise to keep in mind that northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin have harsh winters which can increase the rapidity of wear and tear.
If your roof is getting old or showing signs of damage, invest in the solution before trying to last one more winter season. The team at Roberts Restoration is ready to walk you through the process and get your new roof installed as soon as possible. Call our offices today to talk more about your project goals.
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