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.
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.
Gutters, like any other component of your home, have a life span. There will come a point when your gutters will deteriorate and need to be replaced.
Installing a new roof can improve your home’s curb appeal, prevent water damage and even improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. However, your new roof won’t be able to function correctly if your current gutters are not in good condition. Your gutters play a key role in keeping the roof safe and in good working condition throughout the year.
Gutters are a critical part of the roof that are responsible for keeping the roof, and the rest of the house, free from water damage. It’s also one of the most problem-prone parts of the roof, which is why it’s very important that you know how to spot its common ailments.