If your roof is more than 15 years old it is probably due for a roof replacement, since this is the average lifespan of a residential roof. There are many new choices in roof materials such as roll roofing that are quite inexpensive, in addition to all the choices of Plano roofers shingles that come in a wide array of prices and designs. Other choices include clay tiles, steel panels, wood shakes and newer artificially engineered materials that are fireproof and have longer lifespans than the average wood roof.
Some of the contributing factors to roof damage and roof aging are the slope of the roof, the roofing materials themselves, trees surrounding the house, sun, humidity, rain, hail and other types of inclement weather. Moisture getting through your roof is the most prominent problem of most homeowners. If you let your roof go past its expiration date it could begin to suffer leaks and other damage. If these leaks and cracks persist you could eventually begin to see black mold symptoms. Black mold can potentially cause the home to be condemned, requiring complete rebuilding before you and your family can live in it safely again. So it’s better to take care of it now rather than later.
It is important to be sure you are hiring the right roof replacement contractors for the job, so when you decide to replace your roof it’s a good idea to get quotes from several contractors. Ask if they are familiar with roll roofing, shingles and all the other materials you are considering. Also make sure they have liability insurance and that they can provide a copy of their contractor’s license, as well as a list of references. Each contractor you consider should be able to provide a detailed quote with a description of the work to be done, an estimate of the cost and a timeframe for the completion of the project.
It’s important to get your roof repaired or replaced long before the leaks lead to black mold symptoms, as these mold spores can be quite hazardous to human health. Black mold contributes to many kinds of lung illnesses and is especially dangerous to children and the elderly. Don’t try to replace or repair your roof yourself. You only want to trust true professionals to work on your roof. Their experienced eyes can tell if you can get by with some simple repairs or if your roof needs to be replaced altogether. If the roofing system is more than 15 years old, the solution will more than likely be the latter option. So find a roofing company that is experienced, knowledgeable and completely qualified. Better Business Bureau membership and affiliation with various trade organizations are both good signs. It’s also a good sign if you feel comfortable interacting with them by phone and in person, since they will be working on your home.