When your roof begins to show signs of wear and tear, it may be time to reinstall your roof to improve its overall efficiency and performance. On average, roofs can have a lifespan of around 30 years. However, if your roof isn’t being regularly maintained, it can deteriorate faster due to the weather and other factors. To find out if it is time to re-roof your home, you can check for common tell-tale signs that indicate it is safer to replace rather than repair your roof. You can also speak to helpful roofing technicians who can review your roof and inform you of your options. Find out more information by speaking with the educated and experienced roofers at Clear Vision Construction LLC.
What Are Signs That I Should Re-Roof My Home?
Not all roofs need to be completely replaced; however, if you see any of the following signs, you might need a new roof:
You might notice curling shingles which indicate that the weather has taken a toll on your roof. The shingles make up the second layer of materials that create a shield over your house. Exposure to hot temperatures and extreme cold causes the shingles to shrink and expand over time, which is why they may curl outwards or inwards after years of distortion. When shingles crack, this prevents them from sealing out the external elements and keeping water and other debris from creeping under them. New shingles have to be installed to prevent further deterioration.
All rooflines should be linear with a strong foundation. You may need to have new roofing material installed if you notice that the current roof is sagging or curving. When the roofing materials start to become misshapen, the frame may be weak, indicating a deeper issue. If that happens, the entire roofing system needs to be replaced to prevent your existing roof from eventually collapsing or leaking water.
Heavy Storm Damage
Extreme weather is often a good enough reason to get a roof replacement because it often leaves behind a lot of debris and damage that can permanently ruin the roofing system. After any ice storms, hurricanes, heavy rainstorms, tornados, and hail storms, you should have your roofing contractor check to make sure that the roof is in good condition. If you notice missing shingles or any other kind of serious damage, you should immediately contact Clear Vision Construction LLC to get an estimate on installing a new roof.
Leaks are easy to spot because that means roofing material has begun tearing away and is allowing rain to slip through the cracks. Over time, the roof underlayment allows water to seep into the house. This can cause puddles whenever it rains, discoloration on the ceiling, water lines, and other marks. One leak may not be so bad, but you should consider a roof replacement when there are multiple leaks throughout your home. You can speak to Portland area roofing services to discuss repairs and learn what roof installation options are available.
When residential roofing becomes damaged, but there are no visible signs, the house may have interior water damage. You can check for water spots in your attic, stains and streaks in the ceiling and other less conspicuous areas. Mold is caused by water damage and leaves blotches of green, brown, and black marks. Water damage mainly happens in the attic, near the ceiling, and around the tops of walls, so we recommend checking those areas. Oregon roofing contractors can also investigate and identify water damage.
The flashing around your chimney, skylights, and vents should be completely sealed to prevent bad weather from getting inside your home. An Oregon roofing company can send roofers to check the flashings and see if the cement or tar has peeled off. You can also ask about replacing the old roof’s tar flashing with metal to improve its durability.
Your roof shouldn’t have discoloration, moss, or plants growing on it. Quality roofing should be clear of debris and have uniform shingles across its surface. If you notice moss or algae growing, then you might need to start a roofing project to fix the problem. Moss typically grows between shingles and creates cracks in the roof’s foundation. This can weaken the overall foundation, reduce its curb appeal, and expose the inside of your house to rain, humidity, mold, and more.
If your shingles are suffering from dry rot, their granules might begin to fall off. You may notice granules in the gutters, on the grass, and across the roof deck. You will need a roof installation if the shingles show signs of missing granules, as all the shingles will need to be replaced.
What Are Some Benefits Of An Updated Roof?
When you get a new roof replacement, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency with more cutting-edge roofing designs. Roofing technology has vastly improved and now has better energy efficiency. This can help control your home's temperature, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Increased Home Value
A roofing job can improve the value of your home and help new homeowners save money on a roof replacement in the future. Roofs greatly enhance the beauty of the home and can serve as a decorative and functional element. Roofs come in a variety of materials, such as natural slate, treated plywood, asphalt, metal, and are available in a variety of styles. You can get a roof that revamp your home’s overall look.
Improved Air Quality
If you get a roof replacement, this can also help to keep moisture out of your home and help with climate control. An old home that needs re-roofing can experience water damage, leaks, and mold. When an older home has all these problems, it can have a dank smell and put you at risk of being exposed to toxic mold. When you get quality roofing, you can change the air quality of your home and keep moisture away.
How Do I Pick The Right Roofing Contractors?
Residential roofing companies should be bonded, certified, and provide a free estimate before they guarantee quality work. Clear Vision Construction LLC is a family-owned company providing quality re-roofing services that serves the Portland area. Our company has years of experience and is highly knowledgeable in finding the problem and knowing what roof materials work best for any homeowner. You should work with a company that provides you with a variety of options, is transparent with installation costs, and delivers top-notch services for its customers. We know everything about residential roof repair and can discuss how to replace your roof and beautify your home.
How Should I Start The Roofing Process?
If you believe your roof needs replacing, it is time to speak to a bonded Portland roofing company. Your re-roofing project will take time, and we need to review the problem and go over what options you have before installing a new roof. You can learn about all the new styles and materials you can incorporate before making a decision. You can get a free estimate before beginning so you understand all the costs required for your roofing project. Call Clear Vision Construction LLC today for a free estimate.
Contact us to find out if re-roofing is the right option for you. We make it easier for clients located throughout the Beaverton and Portland/Vancouver area to find peace of mind about their home improvements.