All houses deteriorate with age, but how do you know if it’s time for an extensive renovation? And if your home hasn’t reached that point yet, what are the ways you can breathe new life into it? Timberline Roofing & Contracting, your go-to contractor in Minneapolis for all your commercial roofing repair needs, elaborates further below.
A Damaged Exterior
Your home’s exterior, particularly your roofing and siding, can give you an idea about the current condition of your home. Being the parts most exposed to the elements, they’re often the first to suffer damage.
Cracked, Loose and Curling Shingles
Keep in mind that the rate at which your roof deteriorates depends on the kind of roofing material it’s made of. In general, cracked, loose and curling shingles are signs your roof will soon need an overhaul.
Dislodged granules are a warning sign for asphalt shingles, one of the most popular roofing materials in the country. You shouldn’t worry too much about a few dislodged granules, however; some granule loss is expected throughout the shingle’s lifespan. However, if the granule loss results in bald patches on your shingles, it’s time to replace them.
If you do end up doing an overhaul of your roof, ask an expert roofing contractor about the roofing materials best suited to your neighborhood’s climate. Each roofing material has an estimated lifespan, but this can be drastically reduced by climate conditions.
Warped Siding and Discoloration
Warping and water stains on your siding are a sign it’s nearing the end of its lifespan. Prolonged exposure to sunlight combined with pockets of moisture in the interior can lead to warping. If, however, water managed to infiltrate the deeper layers of your home’s interior, water stains may start to appear. There’s also a chance that the moisture damage to your siding will spread to your windows. As such, it would be a good idea to inspect them as well.
A possible cause of siding and window water damage is leaky gutters. So if you find any moisture damage, check your gutters for leaks.
Keep in mind that improper installation work may leave behind gaps in your exterior. To get a waterproof exterior, only hire certified contractors.
Timberline Roofing & Contracting, a GAF® Master Elite™ roofing contractor, offers commercial and residential roof installation services. To get a free estimate, call us at (612) 263-9700 or (507) 200-8880. You can also leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, MN.