Bethany Beach Roofing
If you have arrived here, you have either experienced roof damage or are seeking strategies to avoid it. As a local Bethany Beach roofing expert, we understand that there are many secrets surrounding roof damage and what to look for. We have a few pointers to help you evaluate if you have damage and what to do if you believe your roof is unsafe.
Roofing FundamentalsLet us begin with the fundamentals. Your roof is one of the first lines of defense against the weather. It will not last indefinitely. I realize this sounds overly simplistic, but it is often necessary to simplify things in order to have a better perspective. With proper maintenance and a little luck, your roof should last about 20-30 years; even longer if you have a metal roof. Some of you may be thinking, "Great, I have a couple of years before I have to think about it", but you would be sorely mistaken. Even a brand new roof should be inspected at least once a year.
Weather ConcernsUnless there was a severe weather event in which trees and debris fell on your roof, you will not face the type of destruction depicted in movies. As certified roofers, we witness a progressive breakdown/wear and tear that will undermine the integrity of your roofing system over time. In other words, it is a more gradual process. It all starts with your shingles, for the most part. They will tell you how well your roof is holding up. If you have really old shingles, you may notice that they are curling, cracking, or wearing thin. That is a sign that it is time to contact a reliable roofing service. You should also contact a local roofer if you have missing or ripped shingles.
Stains and StreaksThere are a few more things we want to highlight without boring you too much. After a while, you may realize that your shingles are not as clean as they once were. In some circumstances, they may simply be unclean, but in most cases, there is also some damage. We understand that you are not a professional roofing contractor, but there are some things you can do to be proactive on your own. Check for missing or damaged shingles from the ground level on a regular basis. Depending on the elevation of your home, you may be able to see a lot or a little. If you are feeling daring, you can climb the ladder and investigate. You might also take a tour around your property to see if any shingles have fallen off, they rarely venture far from the house.
Contact a Bethany Beach Roofing Provider
Finally, plan an annual roof inspection. You would be shocked what may happen to your roof from year to year. Snow, hail, and wind can cause extensive damage over time. We would be delighted to come out and take care of your home roofing requirements at any time. We are GAF Master Elite Certified roofers with decades of expertise making homes safe again. It would be our pleasure to make your home secure as well.