It’s nearly spring. Have you considered whether or not you need a roof replacement this spring? Would you even know what to look for in order to make this call?
Warning Signs of Necessary Roof Replacement
Part of caring for your home is being able to tell when it is in need of some kind of maintenance or repair. Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house for both the structural integrity of the building and the safety of those who live within it. If you can’t recognize the warning signs of an ailing roof, then you may be compromising both of these things.
You may be hesitant about getting a roof replacement done if only for the price tag. However, if it collapses under the weight of a winter snowstorm, or if cracks in the shingles lead to a series of leaks into your kitchen, the cost could be much higher in the end. Take precautionary measures to avoid being unpleasantly surprised or even put into danger.
One sign of danger is if your shingles “are very worn out… become loose and fall off in a windstorm.” They are exposed constantly to the elements, after all, and can be an early signaling of the need for a new roof. One particularly damaging weather event is hail, which literally batters your roof and causes varying levels of damage.
Even a small leak can cause problems. This water invasion cultivates the growth of things like mildew and mold, which will steadily eat away at the affected area until they are taken care of. Mold in particular “forms on damp wood sheathing, and creates an unhealthy environment for all those that live in the house.” You don’t want to be breathing those kinds of things in, do you?
There are a dozen reasons that you should at least consider a roof replacement. At the very least, speak with a roofing professional to get an evaluation on your house’s situation. For a company that you can trust with this and any tasks, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.