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Spicer Bros. Construction: Tips on Roof Inspection

By September 25, 2014May 25th, 2015No Comments

The roof is your first line of defense against the different elements of nature. That’s why before winter hits, it’s best that you get the roofing inspection and repairs done now that the weather is much calmer. But how would you know if it’s time to have your roof inspected? If you answer yes to any one of the questions below, then it is time to consider a free roof inspection from Spicer Bros. Construction, the top roofing contractor in Lewes DE and its surrounding areas:

  • Has it been more than five years since your last roof inspection?

The average life span of your roof depends on the materials used on your roofing in Lewes DE and the weather conditions: With slate, concrete, and clay tiles being the most durable, it may last between 50 and 75 years. Meanwhile, asphalt shingles typically last between 15 and 20 years. But regardless of what roofing material you have installed, you would need to inspect it once in a while to ensure its longevity and optimal performance. If it has been more than five years since your last roof inspection, you definitely need to call a roofing expert to have it inspected ASAP.

  • Is there any staining of the rafters in the attic space? Is there moss or mold growing on your roof?

If you see staining in your attic, molds on the rafters, or moss growing on the ceiling, chances are you have a leak problem or the roof is decaying underneath. Leaks could compromise the structural integrity of the entire roofing system or, worse, the foundation of your house.

  • Are your shingles curled, or do they appear to have “shrunk”? Do you notice an excessive amount of granules in your gutter runoffs after a storm?

Damaged shingles are a sure sign that your roof needs replacing. Severely blistered, curled, split, broken, or missing shingles, as well as sand-like granules on the gutter could mean that the shingles are nearing or are at the end of their life cycle and need immediate replacing.

Get your roof inspected by professionals. Call Spicer Bros. Construction today. Our team of dependable and qualified roofers are well experienced and trained with the latest techniques and processes in the roofing industry to guarantee a roof that combines performance with elegance. Learn more about our company by browsing through our website. You can also call us, and we’ll provide you with a free estimate on your home improvement project!