If the Need for Roof Repairs is Looming Above You, Call Cross Plains Roofing & Construction
The average asphalt shingle roof lasts about 20 years, but in places with extreme weather (Hello, Tennessee!), repairs are needed more frequently. When leaks, missing tiles or other problems have you thinking it?s time to make some much-needed roof repairs, give us -- Cross Plains Roofing & Construction, call us at 615-337-9823, or send an email. We will provide a free written estimate after a careful, professionally certified inspection. We use high-quality materials and ethical, expert craftsmanship to build/repair a roof that fits your home?s needs and your own style. We also work with the claim's office of your insurance company to provide a hassle-free experience ? or at least one with a minimum of hassle.
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Inspecting Your Roof
Roof repairs and maintenance can delay the need for a full-on replacement, but if the damage is serious enough that mold or rot has damaged the underlying timber framing, then you will need to think about replacement. Nonetheless, partial roof replacements are also possible.
The only positive aspect of Tennessee?s roof-damaging weather is that you get frequent chances to ask for inspections of your roof, so you can prevent major troubles as well as get lesser ones repaired.
Signs of Roof damage:
The most obvious sign is leaking. When the roof is leaking, it is no longer doing its main job (protecting the home from water or other kinds of weather). Most people do not suffer from frequently imagined indoor waterfall. Usually, homeowners notice discolored patches on the ceiling, wall, or even on tile floors. If you notice a leak, act quickly to prevent further damage.
Missing shingles are easy to spot, especially if you find one or more on the ground. You can notice more subtle damage by walking around your home and checking for discolored, chipped, cracked, or sagging shingles. Licensed inspectors (such as ours at Cross Plains Roofing & Construction) can inspect them more closely to let you know whether you should be worried.
Check for peeling or blistered paint inside as paint damage can be a sign of water damage. Even if you don?t feel any moisture, the damage can continue when there is another rainstorm.
Clogged gutters may be a result of animals building nests or a build-up of leaves, but they can also result from crumbled bits of asphalt shingles. If you notice what looks like sand or small rocks, ask for an inspection as they may be granules from disintegrating roof tiles.
Increased energy bills may be part of life, especially with summer upon us, but if your costs are out of the normal range for the area, your roof may need to have leaks repaired.
Cracks in the flashing are common; flashing is the metal (which is often coated) that protects seals around chimneys, skylights, or other features. If you notice discolored, cracked, or missing flashing, your roof needs repairs.
Moss, algae, and mold flourish in humid areas, and Middle Tennessee is undeniably humid. Growth on the roof can reach into the attic where it will damage the roof rafters and walls. If you see growth in the attic, call for an inspection as soon as possible.
Call us for inspections, repairs, and related roofing services. At Cross Plains Roofing & Construction, we are proud to serve you.Cross Plains Roofing & Construction