When it comes to roof repair, quick action and a reputable contractor are of vital importance in terms of protecting your home or business. In most instances, early detection of roof damage is evident by tell-tale signs such as the presence of missing shingles, water spots, roof valleys, shingle granules in the gutters and flashing failure - just to name a few.
Extreme weather can take its toll on the exterior of homes and businesses, and the roof is especially vulnerable. Residents of the Greater Boston and South Shore area are no strangers to the devastating effects that these harsh elements can have on a roof. Once water penetrates the roof decking, soffits & eaves and flashing, it's time to remove the old, inspect the damage and replace with new. Watch for the typical signs of roof damage like blistering, brittleness, breaking, cracking, curling of shingles and leaks.
Undetected leaks can be especially damaging and costly to fix as the moisture has had plenty of time to do penetrate, whether it be drywall damage, peeling paint and wallpaper, mold, insect infestation or rotting wood - causing costly structural damage and compromising the integrity of your roof.
If your house is aging or has been through an extreme weather event, don't take any chances on the one thing that protects your most valuable assets from the elements - your roof. Our team of professional roofers at Residential Exteriors Inc. has been serving the Boston area since 2001. We welcome your call and will gladly come to your home or business and provide a free roof inspection. We are a CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster, allowing us to offer some of the best warranties in the business.
You can count on REI for professional roof repair and complete roof replacement throughout the Greater Boston area. Fill out our convenient online form or call us at 781-848-1999 and we'll schedule a time that's convenient for you. We'll diagnose the problem and offer our professional solution.
How do I tell if I need a new roof?
Roofs are a staple and must needed commodity for every home. They provide protection, security, and warmth. Many homeowners figure they need a new roof once a leak has formed into the house. While leaks are certainly bad, there can be many different factors behind this roof link. Here are a few factors to figure out if your roof is really in need of a whole new roof or not.
- Roof Age: Most asphalt shingle roofs last typically between 20-25 years. It your roof was installed over one or more layers and it has been around for more then 20 years, then chances are you are in need of a new roof.
- Shingles Missing: Check to see if all the “tabs” are still safely intact. Missing shingles could be a sign you are in need of a new roof.
- Buckling or Curling Shingles: As shingles pass there life expectancy, we often see a curling or buckling effect. Look at the slopes of your home that get the most direct sunlight and check for this. We suggest contacting Residential Exteriors if you notice any of these problems.
- Sunlight Peaking through you Roof: You will need to make your way into your attic to check for this one. If there is any daylight coming through the roof boards or moisture in the insulation, it is a bad sign.
There are certainly more reasons that go into the need of a brand new roof. If you have further questions about your current roof situation please feel free to reach out to Residential Exteriors at 781-848-1999 or fill out a contact form.