How can I know when my roof needs repair or replacement?

By
Home Inspector with Global Property Inspections
http://actvra.in/GpZ

Roof Shingles

There are a few things to watch for when assessing whether repairs need to be made:

  • Broken and Cracked Shingles - Too many broken and cracked shingles will compromise your roof’s integrity. These should be repaired to ensure proper protection.
  • Wide Gaps - When roofing materials age, they will shrink. This can lessen the protective covering of the roof and allow moisture to seep into the attic. Gaps should be about 3/8” wide. When they become ¾” or more, it is time for repairs.
  • Shingle Curling - Curling at the edges of the shingles is a common sign that they are aging. This can sometimes be observed from the ground and is an indication that your roof needs attention.
  • Mildew and Algae - Shady roofs can have fungus and algae grow on them. This type of growth can be limited by trimming trees to allow sunlight to reach the surface.
  • Age of the Roof - Asphalt shingles, the most common roofing material, will last about 20 years. If your roof is approaching its suggested lifetime, consider having a professional take a look.

If you are unsure about the condition of your roof, a Global Property Inspections professional can inspect it and give you a proper assessment.

close

Re-Blogged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Merv Edinger & Associates 01/18/2012 04:20 PM
Location:
Nova Scotia
Groups:
Nova Scotia Real Estate

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
51,487
Jen Giraud
American Home Shield - Dallas, TX

Great post Lawrence, thanks for sharing! I for one know nothing about roofs, so your post is very helpful!

Sep 04, 2011 02:41 PM #1
Anonymous
jhonmark

 

For keeping your roof in good condition, hire good roofing company which provides regular inspection and maintenance of the roof.

_________________________________

<a href="http://www.topgraderoofing.ie/roof-maintenance/">roofing repair Dublin</a>.


 

 

 

 

Aug 16, 2012 12:46 AM #2
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
128,665

Lawrence Englehart

RHI
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention