Before you start to feel the drip, drip, drip of a leaky roof, or have snow cave your attic in mid-winter, you’ll want a dependable roofing professional.
And how do you know you need a roofing professional?
Reason 1 – Save Money: Yeah, it’s actually more affordable to hire a professional roofer than it is to DIY it. How? They have all the tools you need already (and there are quite a few unique tools). And they know how to do the roof right the first time. So any expenses you’d add if you did things wrong would be obsolete with a roofer. They also know if a roof needs a total makeover (preventing serious damages later on) or just some minor touch ups (saves you money). Oh, and warranties…if things don’t work out, their work and materials are backed up. Saves you money there too.
Reason 2 – Better Quality: Roofers know exactly what material is best for your roof and the climate you live in. They also have extensive experience with fixing and installing roofs, so already their work is going to be better quality. Oh, and were warranties mentioned?…Warranties mean quality work and material or your money back.
Reason 3 – You Know What’s Best: You know for sure which roofer is going to do the best work because, by this time, you’ve already done your homework. That means checking online reviews and getting quotes from at least 3 roofing professionals. Check out our article on the 5 most important questions to ask your roofing professional for more help. You know you’re ready for a roofing professional when you feel confident with your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does it mean if my roof has little ridges in it that make it look something like wet paper?
A: You’re going to want to check with your workman or material warranties, because this won’t be a cheap fix.
The moisture in your home is leaking through your roof panels as they weren’t sealed with foam they way they were supposed to be. The felt in your roofing expands and it pushes your shingles up into little ridges–they don’t go back to normal even when they dry.
Moisture can really damage your roof and cause a lot of long-term and much more expensive problems. So it is better to just take care of this now.
Contact your roofing pros to help you figure out where those leaks are occurring with thermographic imaging. Get this taken care of before it gets way out of hand.
Q: Ice is clogging my gutters and causing problems as it melts and freezes night and day. What do I do?
A: Most likely heat from your home is getting through to your roof due to leaks; poor ventilation is keeping it trapped. The roof melts the snow which then becomes ice in your gutters.
Ridge and soffit vents should be installed in your roof to prevent this problem. If you have them, make sure insulation isn’t blocking them.
If you can’t get these vents installed, you may want to try cooling the warm spots of your roof with a fan to prevent the problem. Your best bet is to contact your roofing professional and take care of your problem before it becomes bigger.