As a homeowner, one of your top priorities is keeping your home structurally sound. This means you’re constantly inspecting the foundation and the roof of your home to ensure they’re well-maintained. While regular upkeeping and inspections can help you plan for unforeseen repairs, nothing is more frustrating or worrisome than a roof that needs replacing. If your home and roof is more than 15 years old, then you’ll want to put this home improvement project on your radar. If you begin to see any of these signs, it’s time to call Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc.
1. Missing Shingles
The shingles on your roof create a water-tight, wind-resistant seal that protects the wood structure of your roof. However, this exterior layer of your home is not completely resistant to wind and rain damage itself. When looking for shingle damage, you should look for cracks, missing shingles, and shingles that are bent upward. Any misshapen shingles require further inspection to determine whether or not your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. The more extensive the damage, the more likely you’re going to need to replace the entire roof.
2. Noticeable Cracks
During your annual or bi-annual inspection rounds, make sure you look at your roof’s interior and exterior. Look for cracks in both the beams and the shingles. If you can, try to pinpoint the cause of the crack and get that fixed right away. If you can’t seem to get to the root cause of the cracks in your roof, this is an obvious sign you need professionals to step in. At this point, replacing your roof is the best option for both your safety and security.
3. Extensive Water Damage
Water can seep into your roof and attic in various ways. However, one of the most common ways is through backed-up gutters. Clogged gutters force water into your home, rather than carrying it away from it. So, if you skipped cleaning the gutters before winter, then you’ll want to inspect your roof in early spring. Look for any areas in the attic and exterior where ice and snow could have melted and seeped in, causing water damage. Extensive water damage needs to be addressed immediately if you don’t want your roof to collapse.
We’re the Roofing Experts
When it comes to the roof of a home, our team of experts knows what type of damage to look for and what are the associated repairs. No matter the case, Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services and Rose Roofing will take you through the entire process, so you know what to expect. Our general contractors are fully licensed and insured, and can tackle any roofing project in Central Indiana. We can also help you with basement refinishing, garage attachments, and home additions. So, give us a call today at (317) 848-7634.