5 Signs You Might Need a New Roof

5 Signs You Need a New Roof

Are you considering replacing your roof? Wondering if now is the right time or if it can wait a few years? It’s an important decision and knowledge is power. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements and keeps your home safe and sound. Know the signs of aging below.

1. Interior Damage Visible

Your roof serves as a barrier to protect your home against the elements. When it ages and needs replacing that barrier becomes compromised. An attic inspection is a great place to start and determine if there’s damage or wear and tear. Do you see any sunlight coming through? This can indicate cracks in the roof. Are water stains present?  If so, your roof is no longer effectively doing its job.  It’s time to call a professional.

2. Exterior Damage Visible

Routine home maintenance includes an annual roof inspection by a professional. They will look for loose or missing shingles, missing granules, signs of wind, water, or hail damage, and check your gutters too. 

3. Roof Age: It’s Just That Time

Like everything else, your roof ages. If you live in a location with extreme weather and temperatures, they can age faster. Most asphalt shingle roofs last 20-25 years. Wood shake, tile and other materials can have a longer lifespan. If you don’t know the age of your roof, try to find receipts or even public inspection records. You can also consult with a roofing expert or inspector who should be able to give you a pretty solid estimate. But know that if you are hitting that 20-year mark, it’s a good idea to have a professional keep a close eye on your roof.

4. Your Flashing Isn’t So Flashy

Flashing is used to create a seal around the chimney, joints and other areas where water can penetrate. Warped, dry and rusty flashing causes a breach in the water-safe barrier. Left untreated, your home’s interior can become damaged and your roof may even collapse. If there are cracks or bends in your flashing upon inspection, it’s time for a replacement. 

5. Moss & Mold Wasn’t In Your Roof Landscaping Blueprint

We all love a thriving landscape but when moss and mold infiltrates your roof it spells trouble. This problem can often be eliminated with a sturdy bristle brush and some elbow grease. But make sure to take a close look while cleaning. Is moisture hiding underneath the shingles? Does the foundation look water-damaged? If so, you’ll want to have a professional take a look. It might be time for a new roof.

About Home Repair

With over 30 years of experience, Home Repair knows roofing, maintenance and exterior renovations. Whether your home is destroyed, damaged, or just tired, we restore it better than before. Time, the ravage of Mother Nature, and/or poor maintenance history can leave your roof, siding, windows, gutters and other property components in need of some major TLC. With our team of trained and highly qualified Haag Certified Roof Inspectors, we assess the integrity of your roof, exteriors, siding, gutters, and even your interior to detect damage if present and create a concise plan of action that meets your needs. Whether you need a repair or full roof replacement, we’ve got you covered. We utilize a wide variety of material types and manufacturers to serve your specific needs. We also offer financing options.

Project Profile Highlight: Blue Ridge Golf Club

Project Profile Highlight: Blue Ridge Golf Club

Home Repair was hired to assess storm damage and replace 19,300 square feet of roofing systems at the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. This 27-hole Championship course boasts a natural setting in the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania. The trail is thoughtfully carved out of the woods and valleys, with a private feel and breathtaking scenery. Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course was voted #2 Public Golf Course in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2019 season by Golf Advisor and ranked #24 in the United States for layout. Our expert crews made sure the roofing matched the beautiful scenery!

Storm Damage Repairs: Hail, Water & Wind

A hail storm on April 14, 2019 caused severe damage to the Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Home Repair was hired to complete comprehensive property inspection and detect any damage throughout the buildings and exterior structures. 

Project Profile Highlight: Blue Ridge Golf Club

The Main Clubhouse, Maintenance Building, and the Golf Cart Storage Barn buildings endured severe water, hail and wind damage. 

Project Profile Highlight: Blue Ridge Golf Club

The roofing systems were varied and of different ages. The Main Clubhouse had a relatively new roof and suffered extensive damage. The Golf Cart Storage Barn had severe leaks and all of the ridge vents blew off. The Main Clubhouse had extreme hail damage to the roofing and soft metal. The Maintenance Building and Golf Cart Storage Barn had extreme hail damage to the roofing, skylights and soft metal. 

Home Repair provided extensive documentation, photos, reports and estimates on scope of damage. The property was able to get their repairs covered by their insurance company. Home Repair was hired to replace 19,300 square feet of roofing systems. All three buildings received full roof replacements with Owens Corning Duration shingles.

Challenges: We Go the Extra Mile

Home Repair staff and crews utilized extra precautions working in a high-traffic area at the public golf course. The team mitigated business interruption while providing enhanced safety measures. To ensure the property didn’t look closed or like a construction zone, the Home Repair Inspector took extra care not to chalk all the roofs up with damage, as the facility was open for business throughout the entire construction process. The Inspector took detailed photos of the damage and used those so the property wouldn’t be unsightly or lose business throughout the process. 

Outcome: Better than Before

Project Profile Highlight: Blue Ridge Golf Club

It was rewarding to provide this popular golf course with visually appealing roofing systems that blend in and will last for years to come. They previously had a variety of aging systems, and now they have a consistent, long-lasting product that will provide weather maintenance through the seasons, energy savings, and enhanced visual appeal. It’s also rewarding to know we helped them with important storm damage repairs, so they can operate for years to come. 

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