The roof of your home should last for at least a decade, and it could last for two decades. To avoid a costly roof replacement, you or your contractor professionals should do routine maintenance on your home. Roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof by fixing any damage before it becomes a big problem, taking care of mold growth, and ensuring that your roof is in good condition.
Why Regular Roof Maintenance Matters
Homeowners may ignore their roof until they’re ready to sell the home if no emergency repair is needed. But ignoring the roof can lead to an emergency. Every homeowner should have their roof inspected at least once a year. As a homeowner, you must check your roof for damage after each storm season if you live in a climate with storms, rain, or snow. Inspections will allow professionals to find any damage and repair it before it threatens the roof’s integrity.
Signs Your Roof Needs Repair
- You don’t even get on your roof to see some of the common signs of roof damage like:
- Water leaks inside the home
- Water damage in the top floor of the home, walls, or the attic
- Missing tiles or cracked tiles
- Missing or cracked shingles
- Dark green or black algae and mold growth
- Buckled shingles, divots, or lumps
- Cracked gutters or flashing
You should also inspect your roof for damage if your home warranty has recently expired.
Do You Need A New Roof? Or Just Roof Repair?
Suppose your roof is caving in or has significant damage; it probably needs to be replaced. But professional roofers may be able to repair a roof that only has some damage. Generally, if your roof is close to 20 years old, it needs to be replaced to prevent damage to your home’s foundation. But if your roof is relatively new or you think it’s not severely damaged, have a professional from Hulton Contracting inspect it. Our professionals at Hulton Contracting work hard to ensure your roof is up to the highest standards and is the first protective barrier that faces seasonal elements.
Temporary Roof Repair in an Emergency
If you have a roof emergency, call Hulton Contracting right away. Only a professional can asses how bad the damage is and tell you if you need the roof replaced or if our professionals can repair your roof. If water gets inside the home, time is of the essence to prevent mold and water damage. While you are waiting for professionals to get on the scene to clean up and repair your damages, take pictures of any leaks, cracks, or damage so that you will have evidence for your insurance claim. Be sure to review the ABCs of dealing with storm damage to fully prepare yourself!
In an emergency, you can temporarily patch a leak and use buckets to collect the free-flowing water. Don’t leave your home unprotected after a storm. Make sure to call Hulton Contracting for all the damage your home has taken on!
Call For A Quote
If you are experiencing damage to your home’s roof, siding, and gutters after a storm, call Hulton Contracting experts to fix your property to its original state! Request a free estimate online or call us at (877)766-3760 today! Be sure to save our number, as you can call Hulton Contracting 24/7 if you have a roofing emergency and need help immediately. We look forward to helping you and your home soon!