3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Roof
Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a foundation repair and construction company in Los Angeles, describes three major signs that it’s time to replace your roof.
Roofs can be built using many different types of materials including tile, wood shake, asphalt, slate, and metal. No matter what a roof is made of, it will eventually wear out and need to be repaired or replaced. As part of regular roof maintenance, check the following items at least once a year. Here are 3 signs that your roof is wearing out and will need to repaired or replaced soon:
Daylight shining through the roof boards
If you notice a spongy feel or bouncy feel when walking on the roof, that means the underlying decking is weakened from moisture. Check for moisture in the insulation. And check your attic to see if there is any daylight coming through the roof boards.
Shingle granules in the gutters
If you notice a lot of granules in your gutters, it could be a sign that your roof needs to be replaced. Roofs tend to lose more of these granules towards the end of their life. Inconsistent or darker color on parts of the roof is also a sign that the granules have worn away.
If your roof shingles are missing or falling apart in the valleys of your roof, it’s a definitive sign you should have your roof replaced. Valleys are one of the most critical areas of your roof. Rain, snow, and debris flow through valleys and into gutters. If the valley is weakened, you could be at risk of roof leaks.
Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, says: “Having your roof regularly inspected by a professional contractor is an important part of the roof maintenance process. When roof problems are detected early, not only will the repairs usually be less costly, it can help prevent other types of damage to your home. We can inspect your roof to find out what steps are needed to get it in top working order.”
Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, http://julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog.