How To Tell If It Is Time To Call A Roofing Contractor

2 May 2016
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A high quality roof is an important thing for every building to have. Therefore, you will want to make sure that you are reviewing the following signs that indicate that it is time to call in a professional roofing contractor. 

Pieces Of Shingles Are Falling To The Ground 

Do not make the mistake of assuming that pieces of shingles falling to the ground is something that is acceptable. Sure, it happens as the shingles start to get too old, but it is not a problem that you want to ignore. Once the shingles start to become so brittle that little pieces are falling off, it is time to have all of them removed and replaced with new shingles. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that you could end up with water damage inside of the building, as the shingles are the first line of defense for a roof.

You Find That There Is A Problem With The Flashing

The metal flashing is found around the bottom of chimney, vents, pipes, and skylights. The purpose of the flashing is to prevent any water from going underneath the shingles at the point where the shingles meet the structure that is sticking out of the roof. Over the years, the flashing may become detached or simply bend due to excessive high winds. Should you notice that the flashing is missing or simply in bad shape, you will want to call in a roofing contractor who will be able to quickly and easily replace it for you.

Plant Life Is Growing On Your Roof

If you notice any moss or any other plant life on your roof, you will want to call a skilled roofing contractor as soon as possible. The roots of moss will actually dig into the shingles, which will cause the shingles to rip apart and then fall to the ground. Once the shingles have fallen, the roofing paper is then fully exposed and will not last long with heavy rains and winds ripping it apart. Then the wood of the roof is completely exposed. It will swell, warp, and become moldy from the rain. In order to prevent any of that from happening, you will want to call for professional assistance the moment you spot plant life on your roof.

With those few tips in mind, you should have little trouble determining when you need to call a skilled roofing professional such as Preferred Home Construction INC.