Keeping your roof in good condition is one of the most important maintenance works you’ll do for your property. As it protects you and your family from the sun, wind, and rain, your roof should always be in top shape.
The constant exposure to the elements may eventually take a toll on your roof. At The Roofing and Remodeling Company, we’ve seen and fixed different roofing issues. When hiring roofers for any repair work, make sure you know what a proper repair job entails. If not, you may not be able to determine if a contractor did a good job on your roof.
Here’s some information on two of the most common problems we’ve worked on:
Worn-Out Asphalt Shingles
Studies show that the average life span of asphalt shingles is about 20 years, but it can be longer or shorter, depending on the environment and maintenance. If your asphalt shingle roofing in Norfolk VA is fairly new, it should look good and perform well. However, if you’re seeing signs of damage (e.g., loose granules on the gutters, as well as curling and blistering), it’s best to have them checked and replaced.
You know your asphalt shingles were replaced properly if the cutouts on your three-tab shingles are aligned vertically. Some roofers also install shingles with a slight angle, which you’ll notice when you view your roof from the bottom to the top.
Faulty Downspouts and Gutters
Clogged, sagging, and leaky gutters are common problems of many homeowners. Make sure your gutters and downspouts are secured properly when you’re getting them repaired. Additionally, check if the water is flowing properly. If you see standing water, your gutter may be pitched incorrectly.
For an efficient gutter system, have our team clean and repair your gutters. We can also help you avoid clogs by installing Gutter Topper, a gutter cover than can increase your home’s curb appeal and value.
Making sure your roofers did a good job helps you get the most out of your home maintenance investment. To avoid headaches and unnecessary problems, only trust certified Norfolk roofing experts that have worked in your community for years.
Established in 1998, The Roofing and Remodeling Company is a GAF Master Elite™ roofer that offers a range of services for roofing, siding, windows, skylights, and home remodeling. Call us or fill out our contact form for more information on our products and services.