Replacement of a roof is an expensive, disruptive and time and energy consuming venture and you should therefore not make the decision lightly. Some roof conditions and circumstances call for residential roof replacement West Palm Beach while others call for repairs.
You should repair your roof if you already have 2 layers of shingle. According to the International Residential Code (R907.3), you cannot put a new roof over 2 or more applications of any roof covering. This is mostly due to weight considerations.
You need your roof replaced the moment you start seeing dark or damp spots in the attic. Water spots, dark sports, and other damp areas are indicative of a compromised roof. You do not want a damp attic because dampness breeds mold and mildew which cause damage to wood resulting in health problems. It is, however, important that you know the cause of the problem since, as an example, if the damp areas are as a result of ice damping, simply using Ice Shield will solve the problem.
Moss is common in normal roofs, but you should be on the lookout for excessive mold growth because moss roots dig deep into the roofing material and when they expand, they pull away the roofing material. You should also check between shingles or other roofing materials since moss that grows here separates them, making them easily blown off. Once you have replaced the roof, use a moss killing chemical to prevent future moss problems.
Replace your roof if most of the roofing material is missing as a result of UV breakdown or the elements. Never attempt to have different types of roofing materials on the same roof since different roofing materials have different properties. Doing a partial re-roof is more expensive than replacing the whole roof in the long run.
Roof manufacturers give the normal life of their roofs. Consider doing residential roof replacement West Palm Beach when this time elapses since the older the roof is, the more susceptible it is to such problems as leaks.
The condition of the interior walls that are touching the roof should indicate if the roof needs replacement. If you notice such problems as lost paint or moisture marks, it is time to replace the roof.
The most obvious indication that you need to replace your roof is a leaky roof. A leaky roof not only exposes you to the elements, but it is also a security and a safety risk since the weak points could easily cave in.
It is time for residential roof replacement West Palm Beach if your roof is faded and has lost its aesthetic value and you are considering selling the house. Changing your roof will significantly increase the resale value of your home.
Call in Complete Roofing Solutions a professional roofing contractor regularly for checkups and general maintenance. Part of the job of any good contractor is advising you on the condition of your roof, whether it needs repairs or replacement, the best roofing materials and where to get these roofing materials.