At Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing we are approached by current and future roofing customers daily with questions like “How do I know I need a new roof?” As discussed in last weeks roofing article this question might seem simple , however, there are many factors in determining if a roof needs to be repaired or replaced. How often do you ask yourself “do I need a new roof?” Roof damage is typically the topic of conversation and on your mind after a big hail or wind storm (especially in Omaha, NE), but usually your roof typically sits way up there on top of the house, protecting everything you own and long forgotten.
Omaha Roofing Company Explains Why Roofing Maintenance is Important?
Roofs are much like a car they don’t break, they break down! If your car never has an oil change, if fluids are never checked or checked often your car will eventually break down and the cost can be substantial. Roofs are much the same but with a much higher price tag. Years of blistering heat, heavy rains and snow load cause shingles to crack and peal causing sealants to fail leaving your home vulnerable to the outside elements. Minor issues, like re caulking can be nipped in the bud by doing a semi-annual inspection, this will also allow you to stay on top the overall condition of the roof system. As an, Omaha Roofing Company, we recommend changing your thought process on roof replacement because it isn’t a matter of “if” your roof will have to be replaced, it’s “when”.
With being Omaha’s Premier Roofing Installation Company there are several signs your roof will start showing that are indicators you need to contact a roofing installation or repair company. At Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing we recommend all our current and future roofing customers to keep an eye out for the following issues when inspecting your roof:
Does your Roof Have Abnormal Shingle Appearance?
Cracked, curled and balding shingles are the biggest signal that a roof is coming to the end of its useful life. These are also signs that your roof may need additional ventilation, which we will talk about later.
Is Your Roof Missing Shingles or Flashing?
As your roof ages and starts breaking down, it becomes more susceptible to damage from random high wind events. If you start seeing shingles blowing off your roof on a regular basis, it is definitely time to look at replacing it.
Did You Experience Roof Damage?
A falling tree branch can damage even a brand new roof. Many times, if handled promptly, these issues can be resolved with a quick repair. Side note: Be sure you hire an Omaha Premier Roofing Company who is an expert within the Industry such as like Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing.
Does Your Roof Have Inadequate Venting?
This is a very common problem, as a matter of fact, most roof systems in our area do not have adequate venting. Roofs require at least 1 square foot of venting (equal parts intake and exhaust) for every 150 square feet of attic area. Improper venting allows excessive heat to build up in your attic, prematurely aging the shingles and under-layment.
Conclusion: Call Husker Siding, Windows & Roofing Today
Remember, keeping a good roof over your head helps protect one of your biggest investments, your home. If you see something that just doesn’t look right, but you aren’t sure if it’s a problem, seek the advice of a qualified Omaha Roofing Company like Husker Siding, Windows and Roofing (402) 894-9525?
Husker Siding, Windows & Roofing, located in Elkhorn, NE is an Omaha Roofing Company, passionate about selling and installing roofs within Nebraska. Stop in to our 5,000 square foot interactive showroom to learn as much as you would like about any of the products we offer. Check back with us often as we continue to tell you more about our company, our team, our products and our mission that drives us each and every day.