Three Common Roofing Worries and Their Solutions
Roof replacement isn’t something that many homeowners go through often, so it’s easy to brush off your roof’s problems as repairable offenses—and many times they perhaps may be. However, sometimes things are beyond that point, and roof repair would actually cost more than an entirely new roof in the first place!
While there’s plenty that we at Haggerty Window & Siding can do as far as roof repair goes, we’re also roof replacement contractors—so we’re here to help you know exactly how dire your roofing situation is by laying out a few worst-case-scenarios below.
What if My Homeowner’s Insurance Runs Out?
An aged roof, no matter if it’s in good condition or not, poses some serious hazards to those who live beneath it—mold and collapse are more likely to happen to it, for example.
Insurance companies are aware of this and thus might deny you coverage eventually if your roof passes a certain age. When the time comes, then, of course it’s ripe for replacement! In fact, we recommend doing so before your coverage runs dry to avoid any illy-timed lapses, even if nothing is “wrong” with your roof.
What if my Attic Is Rotted?
Your attic probably isn’t airtight; most of them are designed with ventilation in mind. However, when that ventilation is compromised, either by poorly-placed insulation or excessive home humidity, dampness can accumulate in your attic.
While a little water might just mean it’s time for roof repair (depending, of course, on the circumstances) it’s the mold that likely will follow that can rot out your attic and cause serious structural damage that can spread into the rest of your home. This is a serious roofing “illness” that necessitates the help of a roof replacement company.
What if I’m Missing Shingle Granules?
The little particles on top of asphalt shingles aren’t just for looks; they protect the roof from the sun. When you begin to notice your roof shingles “flattening” out, it means that their weatherproofing abilities—and thus, their abilities to protect your home—are coming to an end.
However, missing granules are only a sign of a seriously in-shambles roof if they affect every area of it. Isolated spots of hail damage frequently only require roof repair and are nothing to worry about. In addition, seeing granules around your gutter system after a new asphalt roof installation is nothing to panic about. They were just knocked loose during the work. Rest assured your new roof has plenty of serviceable years left!
Haggerty Windows & Siding: The Do-it-All Pros of Urbandale
Replacement windows, siding, roofing, renovations—you name it and we’ve got just the team. For all of your home renovation needs, reach our Urbandale office today at 515-953-6999.