Your roof protects your whole home – and everything in it – from the elements, and it’s essential that you care for it properly. With that said, though, roofing materials can’t last forever.
Brotherhood Roofing conducts free roof inspections, roof installations, and offer full replacements.
Most roofs are only built to last between 20 and 30 years. The materials used – shingles or tiles, underlayment, and other parts – degrade over
time. If your roof was installed properly, and if your installers used the right materials, it should last as long as it’s supposed to. However, poor installation generally shortens a roof’s lifespan; it’s not uncommon for an asphalt roof to last just 15 years.
That’s why you need a roofing contractor you can trust, whether it’s time for a roof installation or you need a full roof replacement. You need Brotherhood Roofing. We use the best possible materials, and we’ve built a reputation in Little Elm and the surrounding communities for being conscientious, careful and professional – and each member of our team has been extensively trained on proper roofing practices.
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If it’s been more than a year since your last roof inspection, or if your home has been through one of our famously strong storms, it’s time to call Brotherhood Roofing. We’ll send an inspector to your home at a time that’s convenient for you. Your inspector will climb on your roof and check out your attic to look for signs that your roof is damaged; if there are any, your inspector will let you know what needs to happen. Below are signs you may need a roof replacement:
Shingles are covered in tiny, protective granules that help your roof shed water, as well as protect it from harmful ultraviolet radiation. If these granules fall off, which is common in older roofs, they can’t protect your roof the way they should – and you may notice what look like “bald spots” on your shingles.
Your roof’s shingles are your home’s first line of defense against the elements, so if they’re cracked, curled, broken or missing, it’s time to get in touch with a roofing contractor in Little Elm immediately. Damaged shingles may allow water to get inside your roofing materials, which can cause a whole host of major problems – and those problems are generally expensive to fix.
Flashing is the sealing material around things that protrude from your roof, like skylights, chimneys and vents. If flashing is cracked, broken or otherwise damaged, it can provide a pathway for water to enter your home.
You shouldn’t see exposed nail heads anywhere on your roof. If you do, it’s a sign that the fasteners are coming loose – and they’re leaving behind holes, which means water may be able to get into your roofing materials.
Your attic should stay within a few degrees of outside temperatures all year long. Extremely high or extremely low temperatures may mean that your roof vents aren’t working properly, and the result is that you’ll spend more heating or cooling your home. These extreme temperatures may also signal that your roof has been damaged, so it’s important that you call a Little Elm roofing contractor as soon as you discover the problem.
Skyrocketing energy bills may be a sign that your roof isn’t helping your home regulate temperature the way it should. A professional roof inspector can tell you whether that’s due to poor ventilation, a damaged roof, or something else.
The air in your attic should remain dry, and you should never see signs of water damage (such as stained wood, built-up frost, or active water leaks). If you do, there’s definitely a problem, and it most likely requires a professional replacement.
Peeling paint or mold growth on your home’s fascia – the boards that face outward beneath your roof line – can be a sign that your gutters aren’t working properly. The main problem is that water may be seeping into your roofing materials, and you should have the area checked by a professional as soon as possible.
You shouldn’t see shingle granules anywhere but on your shingles. These tiny, bead-like pieces are typically the same color as your shingles, and you may find them piled up in your gutters or near your downspouts. They protect your shingles from water and the sun, so if you find any, it may be time to replace some or all of your shingles.
If the soil is eroding beneath your roof line, your gutters may not be whisking away water like they should. Divots in the ground around your home that correspond to your roof line signal that water is running directly from the roof and to the ground, where it can seep in and damage your foundation or make your basement leak, and you should contact a professional roofing contractor in Little Elm about the problem.
We’re here to help you with all your roofing needs, whether it’s time for a free roof inspection or you’d like to discuss a roof replacement. Call our office today to set up an inspection or consultation with one of our roofing experts.
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