Most people aren’t thinking about the roof of their home very often, which is how it should be. Odds are, if you are thinking about your roof lately, it’s because you’ve experienced a recent storm or have noticed new and/or worsening leaks.
Your roof is constantly exposed to rain, snow, and sunlight, and it doesn’t take long for these natural elements to fade and alter the original color of your roof. Although sometimes all a homeowner needs to do is patch things up and replace a few shingles, after a while it becomes nearly impossible to find new shingles to match the old.
If you are unsure, you should always have a professional roofing contractor perform an inspection on what strategy works best for protecting your home.
If your roof is younger than 20 years old, it’s perfectly practical to replace a missing shingle or two every now and then. But before you attempt such a seemingly easy DIY roofing project, you should first have your roof examined by an experienced professional. Visible damages, such as missing shingles, are often just symptoms of a far more serious problem that may be difficult for an amateur roofer to detect.
If your area recently experienced a severe storm, hail, tornado, or a few harsh winters, we advise that you have your roof examined for damages as soon as possible. Even if you are unable to spot any signs for yourself, only a true professional can make this assessment as some damages are not immediately visible to the naked eye. Every day that passes without addressing nature’s consequences may put your home at further risk, and ultimately, increase any final costs of repair.