Hail-Damaged Roof? Contact a Roofing Repair Company for an Inspection
When was the last time you had your roof inspected? If it’s been longer than six months to a year, it would be a good idea to contact a roofing repair company to take care of that inspection as soon as possible. This is because roofs should be inspected at least once or twice a year even under normal circumstances. If you live in an area that experiences heavy weather, including hail, you want to be sure that your roof is in optimal condition.
When debris collects on your roof, it can clog your rain gutters. If you’ve noticed that your roof is covered with debris, it would be a good idea to have this taken care of as well. Sitting water, as you’re no doubt aware, can damage your roof and potentially lead to leaks and other issues.
Were you aware that when there’s just an inch of rain on an average-sized roof, it can add up to 1,900 gallons of water that needs to be released? If your gutters are clogged, damaged, or broken, this can obviously be problematic.
Does your home have an attic? Is it also well-insulated? If not, then you may be interested to know that you can lose 40% of your home’s heat as a result. Not only does this make a difference in whether or not your home is comfortable during the colder months, it also makes a difference in your overall energy bills. Even if your attic has been insulated and your home doesn’t have drafts coming from doors and windows, you will still want to have a roofing company conduct an inspection. It’s possible that you may need additional insulation or an upgrade.
Are you already aware that you need a roofing repairs or replacement because you have a hail damaged roof or other issue? When you live in an older home and haven’t replaced the roof for several decades or at all, it would be a good idea to have your roof replaced. While it does depend on the area in which you live along with other factors, it will generally cost about $2.75 to $7.50 per square foot to have shingles installed. Asphalt shingle roofs tend to have a 20 to 50 year lifespan. This does depend, however, on the climate where you live.
Once you have roofing contractors inspect your roof, they will be able to let you know whether or not you need any roofing repairs or a replacement. If you do need a roofing replacement, your contractor will be able to recommend the best type of roof for your home. Furthermore, if you need debris cleared or new gutters, your contractor can take care of that for you as well.