Even with proper maintenance, your roof will eventually become less functional because of old age. Knowing the signs of aging is necessary so you can have enough time to prepare for a roof replacement with the help of roofing and gutter installation pros. Here’s a look at the signs you should watch out for.
When reviewing your homeowner’s insurance policy, you’ve likely come across the term deductibles. For the uninitiated, a deductible is a set amount that homeowners will have to pay toward the cost of their insurance claim, such as a roof replacement. For example, a new roof will cost you $8000 and your deductible is $1500; what happens is that your insurance provider will pay $6500 of the cost while the remaining $1500 will come from your pocket. However, the basics aren’t the only thing that you have to know about your roof replacement deductibles; there are a few others as well.
When it comes to strong storms, every homeowner wants to protect their home from the damage the strong winds can bring. After all, it can easily cause damage your windows or roofing systems and repairing those can be a necessary but significant cost. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent yourself and your property from suffering through any form of wind damage.
In this post, Colorado Roof Toppers discusses the various ways you can protect your property from wind damage.
If you’ve ever had a new roof replacement or even a simple gutter installation, then you know just how much of an investment these home improvement projects are. Yes, they can be costly, but their benefits are well worth the cost. It follows, then, that you would want to keep them protected from any untoward incidents that might befall these important parts of your home. That is what warranties are for.
A residential roof replacement is a major home improvement project that can take first-timers by surprise if they face it without much preparation. This job will typically involve a large part of your home and, if you’re not ready, can throw your daily schedules and activities out of whack.
Roofs can last for 20 years on average. But depending on the amount of maintenance and severe storms they go through, their life span can be trimmed to 10 years or less. To ensure the longevity of your roofing, you should consider the elements that they’ll mostly be exposed to. If you live in a hail-prone area, make sure to invest in roofing that can hold up against a severe hail storm.
Checking a contractor’s qualifications is essential before hiring them to carry out your project. This assures you that you’re not falling victim to a scam and that they are capable of performing the job according to industry standards.
Shingle cupping is one of the most common issues that your roofing system can face. It’s a normal wear pattern that shows up as your shingles age, it’s also one of the telltale signs that your roof is in need of repairs or even a replacement. You can often tell if your roof has shingle cupping if you see shingles developing a concave center, shingle edges that curl downwards and even granule loss from the shingle surface. With that in mind, shingle cupping is a major problem in every roof and thankfully, there are certain steps you can take to either avoid further damage to your system or prevent shingle cupping entirely.
One of the common problems homeowners will always face with their roofing system is algae. Though it won’t physically damage your roof, your home’s curb appeal and overall value will take a significant blow if algae isn’t dealt with. If that happens, the algae will be more difficult to remove and it’s less likely that a buyer will want to buy your home. Thankfully, GAF has the solution to your roof’s algae problem: StainGuard™ Plus shingles.