Do-it-yourself projects can be tempting, especially regarding repairs around your home. You might think climbing up your roof and patching up some shingles is a walk in the park, but before you grab that ladder, let’s take a step back and consider the risks involved. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why it’s best to trust the professionals when it comes to roof repair jobs.
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Your roof is undoubtedly one of the most vital parts of your building. It adds to the appeal of your property while also keeping it protected from harsh outdoor elements. Taking proper care of your commercial roofing system should always be included in your priorities. One way to ensure it stays strong and efficient in winter is to invest in snow removal.
Even the most expensive roof installed by the most capable roofing contractor will see its fair share of problems over the course of its lifetime. Most, if not all roofs are built for durability but they are not completely immune to the effects of Father Time or to the wrath of Mother Nature. While roof damage and deterioration due to natural aging may seem like the same thing, they are actually not. Today, we take a look at a few examples from each.
Normal Wear and Tear
Fading Color. Asphalt roofing shingles will lose some of their colors over time, especially if they are a dark color to begin with. The good news is that this issue is mostly an aesthetic one, rather than a protective one.
Dark Spots. Your asphalt shingle roof may lose some of its protective covering over time due to the constant exposure to the elements. When this happens, dark spots will form where the granules once were.
Cracked Shingles. Cracked shingles may be caused by a number of things such as storms, tree branches, and even animal infestation. If you notice a couple of cracked shingles on your roof, you should call a roof repair company right away.
Damaged Flashing. Your roof flashing is installed around the vulnerable parts of your roof such as around chimneys, skylights, and corners. They are usually made of thin strips of metal and can separate over time. When this happens, you should have them replaced right away to prevent water from entering your home.
Whether you are in need of simple siding repair services or are looking for a trusted local roofer to re-roof your entire home, turn to the experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting. To schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to request a quick quote today. We serve homeowners in Hudson and River Falls, WI, as well as their nearby communities.