There are several factors that can contribute to roof leaks. Missing or damaged shingles can be one factor, and you also have things like ice dams, clogged gutters or faulty flashing around a chimney. In some cases, simple leaks can be fixed, but it could also be a sign that your roof has some serious problems. If you have started to see problems with leaks, it is a good idea to schedule a roof inspection to get the damage assessed by a professional.
You have many different types of storm damage that could cause the need for the replacement or repair of a roof. Heavy winds and rain can cause damage to shingles, the wind can also throw debris at the roof and cause damage, and serious damage can be caused if a tree or tree branch falls on the roof. After any serious storm, it is a good idea to inspect your roof for signs of damage.
Improve Home Value
If you are planning to sell your home, a new roof can boost the resale value. This is especially true if the existing roof is beyond 15 years old. You also have an added value when you consider the fact that you are not only getting a new roof, but you are also getting a roof that is built using newer materials and newer techniques. When properly cared for, a roof built using modern technologies can last twice as long as one that was built just a few decades ago. As an additional point, a new roof could also bring down the cost of your homeowner’s insurance.
You won’t find any roof that is going to last forever, and no matter how well you take care of it, the roof is eventually going to need to be replaced. With time, the materials will deteriorate, and eventually, it will lose its ability to keep water out of the home. The lifespan of a roof depends on factors like the age of the roof, the weather conditions it has been exposed to and the materials from which it was made. You should always keep your eye out for signs of deterioration, and it is also a good idea to get your roof inspected by a professional once every few years.
Building an Addition
In some cases, building an addition to a home might require the replacement of the existing roof. An addition could change the roofline in a way that might require some changes to the existing roof. You might also find that the new roof on the addition and the existing roof do not look good together. Replacing the old roof as a part of getting an addition to your home is a good idea, and you might be able to do it for less if you contract the roof replacement with the same contractor as the addition.
If you are looking to replace your roof please contact us today. We have a ton of experience in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.