Are you just not sure whether you need a roof replacement or repair? A Roof replacement can be expensive at the outset, but an old or damaged roof can be a serious liability to the energy efficiency and safety of your home. Knowing when to replace your roof can also save you money in the long run, as leaks in your roof can cost you in increased energy bills and in home roofing repairs that do add up over time. Hometown Roofing and Remodeling has prepared a guide on how to really tell if you need a roof replacement.

Interior Inspection

Certain problems in the interior of your house are immediate indicators that you need roof replacement or repair. For example, if you have dark water stains dripping down walls from the ceiling, dripping doorways, or swelling of walls or doorways, then you should call a roofing specialist like Hometown Roofing right away! If you do not see any obvious signs in the living space of your home, it is a good idea to check the attic as well.
When you check your attic, make sure you do it during the daytime and use a flash light if it does not have a good source of light. Be very careful when walking around if it is not a finished attic or you may find yourself calling Hometown Roofing & Remodeling to repair a hole in your ceiling! The first thing you should look for in the attic is for sunlight shining through gaps in the roof where there should not be. Next, check for any signs of moisture and dark spots on the wood or insulation. Look for bowing in the roof and any other obvious damage. Finally, if you see or smell any signs of an animal in your attic, it may be that it got in through a damaged portion of your roof. Remember, even if you do not see any interior damage, you will still need to check your roof exterior.

Exterior Inspection

The most important thing to remember about checking your roof exterior for damage is to make sure that you are safe. Be sure to use the right kind of ladder and have a spotter standing by for when you climb up. Do not ever climb onto the roof; it is best to leave that to the professionals like Hometown Roofing as you can do more damage than good. Now, how exactly do we propose that you check the entirety of your roof without climbing on it? We suggest that you take down and reset your ladder on each side of your house to make sure you check the entire roof. If you are on the ladder and you see something you want to remove, never over extend yourself reaching for it. Safely climb down the ladder, move it and set it back up. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Now, what to look for; you most likely have a composite shingle or shake roof. The first thing you should look for is broken, torn, or warped shingles or shakes. If you have a metal roof, check that the rubber washers around the screws are intact and if you happen to have a rubber roof, check that there are no protrusions from branches or rips in the rubber membrane. No matter what type of roof you have, next check for loose material around the fixtures on your roof like your chimney and vents. Check seams and seals and look for signs of water damage, sagging, or rot. Finally, check the condition of your gutters. Are they well attached? Are they full of debris that can lead to water dripping down the side of your house and leaking inside? Call Hometown Roofing for a gutter inspection and cleaning. We will make sure your gutters are securely attached and free of leaves and other harmful debris.

Hometown Roofing & Remodeling – Roofing Specialists!

As one of the most experienced roofing professionals in Fayette, Clayton and Henry Counties, our roofing experts know how to identify both minor and serious problems. Whether you just do not have the time, expertise or wherewithal to attempt a thorough roofing inspection yourself or even if you have done a quick roofing inspection and want a second opinion, Hometown Roofing is the place to call. We can offer you the most affordable and effective solutions, complete the job quickly and at a price you can afford!

Roofing Services & More in McDonough, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Georgia

Did you realize that right now is the best time for a roofing replacement as the cost of petroleum is so low? This price drop has caused material prices to hit what feels like an all-time low. If you decide to replace your roof in just a few months, it is likely to cost you thousands of dollars more! Contact Hometown Roofing & Remodeling today for a free consultation and inspection today!