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When to Repair or Replace Your Roof

A beautiful home with a new roof and the sun setting behind the house.

How often should a homeowner replace their roof or have it inspected?

Many factors contribute to when replacement of a roof is required. These include excessive wear and tear or granular loss, storm-related damage from hail or wind, multiple leaks, and improper installation by a previous roofing contractor.

The roof should be replaced if:

  • repair isn’t a valid option.

An asphalt shingle roof, especially one that’s over 10 years old, should be inspected annually and have a preventative maintenance performed to help extend its lifespan if no storm-related damage is present. All asphalt shingled roofs should be inspected after a high winds or after a hail storm. These storm-related events can shorten the overall lifespan of a roof and eventually allow water intrusion.

What is the most overlooked part of the roof that homeowners should be aware of?

Normally a homeowner’s roof is out of sight and therefore out of mind until a leak develops inside their house. All roof penetrations, including a chimney, pipe jacks, attic vents, furnace and water heater vents, are the main causes of leaks that can be prevented with proper maintenance.

According to The National Weather Service, August and September are the most active months for thunder storms.

What should homeowners do to prepare their roofs before a potential storm hits?

Contact us for a free, no-obligation roof inspection. Preventative inspections and maintenance of your roof will more than likely get you and your home through the stormy season without any problems.

What kind of roofing materials are best-suited to The Rochester area?

The most economic roofing material is still the asphalt shingle. A homeowner’s budget is also a major factor when considering what type of product to install on the roof. Trinity Home Renovations is certified to install GAF brand roofing.

Source: communityimpact.com

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