Every building has a roof, but very few people notice, or, in fact, even think about them. When was the last time you looked up at a passing house’s roof (unless it was a noticeable bight color
or a unique material)? Probably not recently.
Here’s a list of 8 things you may, or may not, know about roofing
- If it’s been over 20 years since a new roof, it’s time for a new one: While a good roof should have a long life-span, normal weather does a number on your shingles, and after
20 years is recommended that you look into replacing your roof.
- An old roof or one in disrepair may give you trouble selling your home: Since a new roof in costly, it is one of the main things people consider when purchasing a new
home. If you roof needs to be replaced that may affect you being able to make a sale.
- Every roof has a slope: Yup, that’s right. Even a “flat” roof has at least a little bit of a slope to it. It is required for water runoff, and to make cleaning easier.
- DIY is a no-no: There is so much more to laying a roof than slapping on some shingles. Also, you are never supposed to lay a new roof over a pre-existing one. Attempting to lay
your own roof will more than likely cause you to run into trouble and be costly. Skip all that and hire a professional.
- You need to base your roofing decision on your location: Ever wonder why places that get a lot of snow or harsh weather have metal roofs? Because they are extremally
durable to a lot of wear and tear. Picking out roofing materials is fun, but it is another reason why you should hire an expert and ask for their advice.
- The style roof you pick has to do with your demographic as well: Roofs are designed to protect a building from the elements, which is why you see different style
roofs; Gable, primarily for the snowy areas (and houses with attics or vaulted ceilings), flat roofs for dry climates, and so forth.
- There are professional roof cleaning companies: That’s right, just like pretty much everything else, roofs need to be cleaned of fungus/lichen and moss, and there are
companies out there that do just that. They have special equipment that doesn’t harm the environment or your roof, while getting everything clean.
- There are things that you can do to protect your roof: If you have damaged, and leaking gutters, or an overhanging branch or tree, these are things that you can take
care in the present to prevent a more significant problem popping up down the road.
The world of roofing is vast and filled with information. A roof is also a necessary thing to building a structure or protecting it. There are experts that have a wealth of knowledge and
would love to share it with you. So, next time you see a roof, maybe have a roofing question or are simply wondering if you need a new roof, contact us at (281) 603-1677, and we’d be
happy to answer your questions!