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Roofing: FAQ

There are a lot of things to look for that can tip you off to the fact that your roof is in need of attention. Because your roof is subject to the elements, it can run into a number of problems and issues related to wear and tear. Thankfully, many of these aren’t challenging to diagnose and fix—but you still want to recognize them as early as possible to avoid any potential long-term concerns with your property. The average roof has a lifespan of about 20 years depending upon your roofing material, so if your roof is older than that there’s a good chance it needs some work from an experienced Omaha roof replacement company like Dr. Exteriors.

1. Higher Energy Bills

If your air conditioning or heating costs suddenly seem higher than they should be, your conditioned air may be leaking out through your roof. Not only might this problem impact the overall effectiveness of your HVAC system, but it also could suggest a greater structural concern with the roof itself.

2. Sagging Roof Deck

If you notice your decking or rafters in your attic are no longer straight and are instead sagging downward, it could be caused by moisture leaking in from a damaged roof. A sagging roof deck can pose a serious danger to homeowners and should be addressed as quickly as possible, as the roof deck might be at risk of caving in. If you have any concerns about the stability of your roof deck, contact our Omaha team for a roof inspection right away.

3. Cracked, Curled, or Missing Shingles

This one is easy to spot with a quick glance up at your roof. If your shingles are no longer sitting the way they should and you notice several with cracks or curling away from your roof, those shingles need to be replaced. Not only are missing shingles an aesthetic concern, but they can also lead to secondary problems like roof leaks. For that reason, homeowners, especially those living in snowy or rainy climates, should always make sure their roof is well maintained.

While there is no surefire sign that tells us you are going to need a full on roof replacement without us taking a look at it first, there are definitely signs you can pick up on that will at least let you know it’s time to have our professional Omaha roof replacement experts take a look. These things include:

1. The age of your roof – as noted earlier the average lifespan of a typical shingled roof is about 20 years.

2. Many shingles curled, buckling, or missing is a sign that the damage is more extensive than just having a couple of shingles that may not have been installed correctly.

3. Roof valleys are a part of the roof that commonly need replaced so let us inspect yours – roof valleys are the V-shaped metal channels that run up and down the “folds” of your roof.

4. Worn out chimney flashing – flashing is the sheet metal that is meant to ensure a watertight seal between the chimney and the roof but the effectiveness of the flashing deteriorates over time and it will need replacement.

5. A lot of shingle litter – fine granules that slough off of the shingles – in your gutters is a sign that your roof is past its useful age and needs replacement.

Your best option is to contact Dr. Exteriors for a free roof inspection/evaluation (and a free estimate on repairs). Our Omaha roof replacement and repair experts will provide a thorough inspection of all shingles, valleys, flashing, etc. We’ll show you photos of any areas of concern, as well as go over your options for repair and/or replacement. We use only top quality materials and construction for any shingles, roof repairs, and replacement.

No matter the concern you are encountering with your roof, our experienced Omaha roof replacement and repair experts at Dr. Exteriors can provide lasting solutions for your home. Well versed in everything from maintenance and repair to complete roof replacements, we can help you each step of the way with the diagnosis and mitigation of any issues that arise. Beyond that, our Omaha roof repair team can also assist with the routine maintenance needed to avoid many of these problems outright, providing long-term structural integrity to your home. Many of the early signs that a roof needs repair might seem minor at first—higher energy bills, missing shingles, and so on—but these concerns, if left unaddressed, could lead to larger safety hazards and more costly repairs. So don’t hesitate: if you notice these or any other defects with your roof, contact the team at Dr. Exteriors today to schedule your free roof inspection in the Omaha area. Our roof replacement and repair contractors offer the solutions you need to keep your roof standing strong for many years to come.

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