When you own a home or business you will discover that there are many things that can cause you to need a roof replacement. Roofs can be one of the most expensive repairs to have done to your home and/or business. Being proactive and having your roof inspected every year will help decrease the risk of serious damage caused from a leaking roof.
Roofs will show signs of general age and determination over time. If the roof is in a region that is not susceptible to natural disasters it will most likely last its entire expected life time. Many roofs are built to last twenty to thirty years. The roof will eventually break down from the wind, rain and sun that can cause aging to the shingles. When the roof breaks down it will allow water to seep into the structure beneath it. Water damage can be costly and cause the need for multiple repairs. If water seeps into a home or business it will immediately be seen as a water circle on the ceiling. When this happens one of two things will occur. The wet ceiling area will be minimal. You will have caught the water damage in a timely fashion. You will be able to tarp the leaking portion of the roof and use fans to dry out the ceiling. After a week or so the ceiling will be dry enough to repaint. In some cases you will need to use a paint that is specific for water damaged dry wall. The second thing that can happen if there is a water leak into your structure is the damage will be costly. If a lot of water comes in at once it can collapse a roof. This will require structural repairs, new dry wall and new paint. Electrical that is run in the area will also need to be inspected.
Roofs that on structures in climates that experience four seasons a year sometimes last only fifteen to twenty years. The water, ice, snow, wind and excessive heat can cause these roofs to wear out a bit quicker then roofs in more temperate climates. Reroofing Highland IN is an area that experiences 4 seasons a year. Another reason a roof may need to be replaced is due to storm damage. In some cases a tornado, hurricane, earth quake or other natural disaster may be the cause of the roof needing replacement. The winds from a tornado or hurricane can rip a roof clear off of a house. Structural damage from an earth quake can cause pieces of the roof to fall off.
When you are looking for a roof replacement company you should ask your insurance company for a referral. In the event of a natural disaster your home owners insurance should provide replacement of your roof for the cost of your insurance deductible. If your roof needs replacement due to general aging you can reach out to friends and neighbors. During the spring and summer months you may notice other homes in your area having their roofs replaced. You can acquire contact information from those companies and set up a time for a free estimate as well.