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Greeley Roofing: Article About Considerations In Roof Replacement

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Because the roofing system is an important structural element of a home, it is important to understand that some of the materials used to construct the system can wear out over time. Re-roofing may be a need at some point during a homeowner's time in a residence, making it important to be watchful so that signs of wear can be noted promptly. Greeley roofing professionals offer consultations related to renovation or replacement projects.

Because different types of roof coverings have different life cycles, it is helpful to understand the type of material in place and the approximate age of an existing roof covering when anticipating a roof replacement. Asphalt shingles can last from 15 to 30 years depending on the quality of construction and the climate in which they are used. Investing in a high-quality product may ensure a longer lifespan. Cedar roofing materials may last for approximately 20 years while tile can remain intact for up to 100 years. Concrete roofing can last indefinitely. It is important to recognize that activity on a roof can compromise some materials, loosening shingle granules or cracking tiles. Additionally, being sure of expert installation is important so that materials are installed in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.

Recognizing signs of serious wear is important.

A roofing expert from Colorado Roof Toppers of Greeley CO can answer questions you have about wind damage or roofing repairs.

In addition to observing broken tiles or loose shingles, a homeowner may want to examine inside conditions to identify problems. For example, sagging or damp ceiling materials can be a sign of leakage and damage. Dark spots and trails may indicate leaks. The ability to see light from the outside showing through the roof is another indication of potential damage. Explore the attic after a storm to note any new issues. While outside, it is important to take note of penetrations in the roof as well as separation of roofing components like the gutter and downspout. Watch for wet areas or mold on the roof, but remember that because water may move under roofing materials before finding a point of entry into the home, it may be necessary to investigate such issues up close both inside and outside.

In cases of minor damage, there may be temporary or simple steps to consider in replacing a shingle, tile or other component of the roofing system. However, it is important to recognize the danger inherent in DIY roofing. When possible, it is wise to enlist the help of a contractor to ensure that a repair is completed with the correct materials and procedures for the situation. With serious levels of damage, professional assistance may be urgent. In cases of minor damage, it is still important to make repairs promptly to avoid potential worsening of the condition.

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