The roof of your home provides protection from nature’s most dangerous elements, so proper maintenance and immediate attention to damage will help protect you and your family. In the days following a devastating storm, it is imperative, as a homeowner, to insure that your roofing system has not been compromised. If you suspect your roof needs repair, selecting the right contractor is an important decision.
As budgets get tighter, many homeowners are deciding to forgo home improvement projects. While this is a common reality in an economy just beginning to rebound, it can put many homes at great risk. There is a distinct difference between what is needed and what is not when it comes to these projects, and as a homeowner, it important to know what is required to ensure the safety of your home.
Your roof is the gatekeeper for your home. It is the first line of defense against extreme weather and offers protection unlike any other part of your home. Today, many homeowners are making the decision to delay replacing a well-worn roof. This can lead to a few unfortunate outcomes. Lets take a look at what you risk by not repairing a damaged roofing system.
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So when is the right time to schedule an inspection for your roof? This is a question that many homeowners have as they contemplate improvement projects around their property. The roof is your home’s most important feature structurally. Because of this, regular inspections of your roof are needed, especially in areas of the country with more extreme weather patterns.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends two professional inspections a year, at least. Generally, these should take place in spring and fall, right before wet weather and directly after. However, homeowners themselves should be aware of the warning signs to know when looking at their roofing system. Here are 8 key identifiers that it may be time for a replacement of your roofing system:
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The most common roofing material used in the United States is the asphalt shingle. It provides a good value and quality roof protection for 15 to 20 years in most environments. The majority of homes use what is called a three tab shingle. An upgraded shingle is becoming more common called an architectural shingle. Both types are made from a fiberglass mat that is impregnated with asphalt and stone granules to make it waterproof and give it color.
Every year the construction industry produces almost eleven million tons of asphalt shingle waste. Of that figure, almost eight million tons of it goes into landfills. When recycled, these products can be successfully used for a wide range of products and services. A primary use is for manufacturing hot mix asphalt used for road paving.
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