REASONS FOR A NEW ROOF
Why You Should Choose Stay Dry Roofing To Install Your New Roof
We at Stay Dry Roofing are specialists in new roof installations, roof replacement and roof repair. Every new roof installation is unique, beginning with the reasons for having it done. That’s why Stay Dry Roofing inspections are thorough and detailed. Happy customers are the bedrock of our business, so we will be completely honest with you about your need for a roof replacement and how to get it done in a way that respects your budget.
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Reasons You Might Need A New Roof
Sometimes the need for a new roof is crystal clear to the naked eye. Sometimes, the reasons are harder to spot, like with storm damage that can take weeks or years to reveal itself. And, sometimes, a new roof might be in order that has nothing to do with damage. No matter why, the decision to get a new roof is always a big one. Roof replacement or installation represents a major investment for homeowners. The proper roofing also significantly impacts appearances, home value and over all function of the house.
Do you own a house that you rent out? Are you thinking of putting your home up for sale? Is your present roof twenty years old or older? Stay Dry Roofing recommends that you get a roof inspection to check for potential damages. This is the first step in determining if you need a new roof replacement or just repairs. Some of the things to look for that can help you determine if a new roof is what you need include:
- Shingling that is missing, has tears or are broken
- Any shingles that are cupped or curled on the edges
- Thick mold or moss that has grown over large areas of the roof
- Shingles that have gone “bald,” with substantial loss of their granule coating
- Numerous leaks coming through the roof
- The roof’s sheathing is soft and rotten
Roof replacement at the right time is crucial. When you wait too long, problems can increase and the cost is far more likely to go up than stay the same. A Stay Dry Roofing inspection is geared to learning exactly what your roof needs, not what it doesn’t need, whether that’s repairs, maintenance or a new roof. As a family owned, locally operated business we value our place in the Great Indianapolis community and surrounding areas. That means we will never try to up-sell you on services or products you don’t need.
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Not All Reasons For Roof Replacement Are Age Related
Storm damage to roofing can manifest in many ways. Wind storms can tear shingling away, leaving bare patches that must be re-roofed. High winds can throw large debris like heavy branches, or even complete trees, across roofs. Hail damage may sometimes appear to be just a few dimples in your shingling. But heavy hail can crack the underlying sheathing, punch holes through the shingles, shatter skylights, damage vents and more. The kind of damage storms can cause to the “bones” of a roof, its basic structure, should not be underestimated. A good roof inspection after a major storm is the best way to learn exactly what your roof may need, helping you prevent far more costly repairs down the road.
A well-maintained roof of asphalt shingling will last between fifteen and twenty-five years. But storm damage, ice dams, molds or moss expansion can drastically shorten the lifespan of your roof. Telltale signs of these problems are much the same as those that indicate your roof has reached the end of its natural life. If your roof shows any of these indicators, no matter its age, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected. No doing so risks more severe trouble down the road like rotted roof framing or severe leaking that may irreparably harm your home and belongings.
Some homeowners replace existing roofs to boost curb appeal or the house’s resale value. Even though a roof may be a few years shy of its expected lifespan, it is sometimes replaced with a new, upgraded roof in preparation for going back on the market. A new roof installation can brighten and update an older house. A new roof has the added advantage of attracting more prospective home buyers, since the new homeowner will not need to consider roof replacement or worry about common roofing issues for long while.
Is a new addition to your home in your future? Are you thinking of adding dormers to enhance your roof’s profile, or skylights to brighten the interior? Major remodeling involves a change to the roofline and new roof installation. Often, however, the old roof and the new don’t look good together. When this is the case, the homeowner often elects to go with a full roof replacement.