Your home is one of your most valuable investments. Your roof protects your home; therefore, your roof is probably THE most important part of your home. Don’t wait until it starts leaking before you go searching for a Greeley Roof Repair Company. We’ve got some tips to help you keep up your roof maintenance.
Call a pro for this: If you’ve noticed your energy bill is going up every month, perhaps your roof has penetrations, which are causing your heat (or in the summer, your cool air) to literally go through your roof. If you have any penetrations in your roof, you’re probably getting moisture in your attic after rain or snow storms, which can lead to mold. If you are noticing these problems, these are the kind of problems that would be challenging for you to solve yourself. These types of roof problems are best handled by a professional Greeley Roof Repair Company (like us).
Self-Maintenance: There are some things you can do on your own to maintain your roof. Cleaning your gutters keeps debris from building up or backing up onto your roof. Once a year, you should clear cobwebs and leaves from around the ventilation pipes on your roof. Seal them to prevent moisture from getting in. Another easy way to maintain the integrity of your roof is to re-caulk any exposed nails that can be found on all of your roofs vents, and pipe jacks.
Choosing the right shingles: When it comes time to get your roof repaired or replaced, choosing the right shingle is critical to your investment. Most insurance companies will give the policy holder (you) a discount for upgrading your shingles to a class 4 (hail resistant) shingle. Sometimes as much as a 30 percent discount on your premiums! Not only will you be getting a discount on your policy but you will have a much better and long-term shingle protecting your investment. Be sure to talk with your agent about the benefits you might receive before making your next step in replacing with a class 4 shingle.
Choosing the right color:Realtor magazine says that the top 10 things that homeowners consider when choosing the purchase of a new home is the color of the roof. That’s called “curb appeal.” Keep that in mind when you choose your roof color. Even though you might not be planning on selling your home soon, a good roof, when installed by professional Greeley Roof Repair Companies such as ours, Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC, can make or break a future sale 10 years from now.
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Your roof protects your home and is probably THE most important part of your home. Don’t wait until it your heating bill goes up before you go searching for a Greeley Roof Repair Company. Call us so we can help you keep up your roof maintenance.
There are many signs that your roof could potentially be reaching the end of its life. Many experts in the roofing industry agree that an average roof will last anywhere between 20 and 25 years, while higher quality roofs will last between 30 and 50 years. If your roof has only one layer over the decking instead of many, chances are you have a newer roof. If this is not the case, your roof could potentially be more than 20 years of age and should consider the thought of installing a new roof that matches the building requirements of your municipality. If you have any doubts about the age of your roof, never hesitate to get an expert opinion from a local, trusted roofing company like Summit Roofing Solutions.
What is your first impression after assessing the shingles on your roof? Are they curling and buckling, or are they lying flat and sticking properly? If you can visibly see missing shingles, or shingles that aren’t sticking and are buckling, it could possibly mean that your roof is running out of life or defective material was used. A simple test can be used to see whether or not your roof has much life left. Simply lift at the bottom of the shingle gently to see if the shingles are still adhering properly. Do this test in various places throughout the surface area of your roof. If your shingles do not come lose with this method, chances are your roof is still in working condition. If your shingles are not sticking properly along many areas of the roof, it might be time to consider a new roof installation. As always, contact a licensed roofing contractor if you’re not sure whether or not this applies to you.
Check your gutters for granules
Look in your gutters for loose granules coming off your shingles after any sort of storm. Roofs tend to lose more granules towards the end of their life. If you’re able to see a large amount of granule in your gutters it may be time to consider a roof replacement. If you especially notice more granule in the gutters where the valleys are, you may be more susceptible to leaks. Elements such as rain or snow find their way through the valleys into your gutters causing more wear and tear in these areas of your roof. This is why it is always a good idea to double up on protection in the valleys of your home. Summit Roofing Solutions installs an ice & water barrier under the shingles and on top of the synthetic underlayment on all of our roofing projects to insure maximum protection. Another method to insure you will not get any leaks in your valleys during winter is to install heat tap at least half way up in order to keep ice buildup at bay. If you are experiencing any leaking around these areas of your home, give us a call and we will be more than happy to help.
Check for Hail Damage
When looking for hail impact marks on your roof there are things you should be looking for and determining before turning in a claim to your home insurance provider. Most home owner insurance companies will be looking for a minimum of 8-10 impact marks on each facet of your home inside a 10’x10’ area before they replace your entire roof. Other areas to look for hail damage are along the gutters, fascia, and on any venting you may have on your roof. Sometimes hail impact marks can be hard to determine on a roof that is older than 20-25 years of age. If you have any questions on whether or whether not, you have hail damage call a local roofing company like Summit Roofing Solutions. We will come out and assess the damage at no charge. As always it helps to get an expert opinion on the damages on your roof caused by mother nature before you put in a claim. Sometimes it isn’t necessary to put in a claim if you don’t need to.
Check your attic
If you’re able, get into your attic in order to see if there is any moisture or not. One way to tell if your attic is getting moisture is to test your plywood. If there are any spots on your roof that sink or give in when walking on top of it, you might have rotted or rotting plywood. If you have any areas on your roof that fit this description call a local licensed roofer immediately to assess the damage that has been caused by the rotting plywood and to find out what could possibly be causing the moisture in the first place.
Are you searching for local Greeley Roofers to work with? We’re glad you found our blog post about Greeley Roofers because we’ve written several reasons to work with local companies in the roofing industry. When you work with local business owners, you’re working with community-minded folks who live and work in your hometown. We’ll meet you at the local coffee shop or at your home. With our roofing company, you can always reach us right away by phone call or text message.
There are many Greeley Roofers to choose from in Greeley, Colorado. We hope you’ll read and explore our website to find out why we would love to be the local roofing company of your choice. Here are several reasons to choose us, Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC:
We are father and son Greeley Roofers. And because our roofing company is family-owned, we feel we have more invested in our company. We work very hard to make sure our customers are very happy and satisfied with their new roofs.
Local is good: A roofing company that has headquarters in another state, thousands of miles from Greeley, just isn’t as invested in our local community as the people who live here are. We live here. We love Greeley! Greeley is our hometown. No matter who you choose as your Greeley Roofers, make sure you ask for at least five references.
Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC is licensed and insured. Make sure that you work with a roofing company that’s licensed and insured.
Warranties: work with a roofing company that offers warranties for their work and for the materials they use. Hire locally, because, if anything were to go wrong with your roof later on, you want a company that isn’t too far away from home to assist in fixing the problem. Storm chasers are notorious for sloppy jobs, collecting the money and never returning.
Customer Service: If you choose us as your Greeley Roofers, we will provide friendly, personalized customer service. Our interactions with you are always helpful and efficient. You’ll be working with the owners of this company, when you hire Summit Roofing Solutions, LLC.