Is it Time for an Ann Arbor Roofing Contractor to Repair or Replace Your Roof?
There are many upsides to being a homeowner – the all-important task of repairing or replacing your roof periodically, is not one of them. While it’s okay to put off certain household projects, your roof is not one of them. In this post, we will look at how you know whether it’s time to contact Sherriff-Goslin Ann Arbor roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof.
The first step is a simple visual inspection of your roof. Your roof and gutters should be free of debris. Missing, curled, or cracked roof shingles require repair. Damaged flashing around vents, chimneys, eaves and skylights can allow water to penetrate your roof surface. If you suspect damage flashing components, a professional opinion may be required. Contact Sherriff-Goslin Ann Arbor roofing contractor for a free roof inspection.
While regular maintenance of your roof will help extend its life, a time will come where your roof will begin to fail. If your aging roof is exhibiting leaks or your shingles are showing extensive cracking or decaying a roof replacement is probably in your future. It’s extremely important not to wait, as extensive roof damage resulting in water penetration can lead to moisture and mold growth inside your home as well as increase heating and cooling costs.
When soliciting bids from roofing contractors it’s important to be sure your bidding contractors are insured and licensed as required by local building codes. Ask for bids in a way that helps you perform an apples-to-apples comparison. Also, be sure you understand exactly what each roofer is offering in their bid. Consider not only the shingle warranty (generally 30 years or higher) being offered but also ask you contractor what guarantee they provide on their workmanship. At Sherriff-Goslin in Ann Arbor, we are proud to offer a 10-year free service guarantee which is well above the industry standard.