Obviously, every home has a roof, but do you really notice yours? Chances are good that unless something has happened to it, you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it or looking at it. As a homeowner, you should. A roof needs regular maintenance and care. Without a sound roofing system, your entire home and your belongings may be at risk during a major storm. Here are a few things that you should know about your roofing system.
It’s Age and History
Knowing the age of your roof helps you understand it’s remaining life and maintenance needs. A ten year old asphalt shingle roof is much closer to the end of its life than a ten year old tile or metal roof. If you are buying a home, ask the previous owner about any roof repair that was done and when the roof was installed. Be sure to share any information you know about the roof with your roofing company.
Knowing the age of your roof will help you budget for a new roof. If you don’t know how old it is, ask your roofing company when they inspect your roof for an estimated remaining life of your roof. It will also help you both make the right decision as to whether to repair or replace the roof in the event you have a major issue.
The Insulation & Ventilation
If you haven’t been in your attic to look at your insulation, you should. Your insulation can tell you a lot about the health of your roof and it can help keep your roof in good shape. Proper ventilation also contributes to the health of your roof as it helps prevent mold and mildew from growing in and on your roof. Your roofing company can tell you if you have proper ventilation.
Having a roofer you know and trust to inspect your roof annually will help extend the life of your roof. Because a roof replacement is a big investment in your home, you want to do it as infrequently as possible. If you haven’t considered a roof maintenance plan like the Overhead Care Club, call Russ Noyes Roofing and ask about the program. If you just need a roof repair, we can help with that too. Fill out our contact form or call 407-388-7700 today.