How to Evaluate a Roof When Buying a Home

How to Evaluate a Roof When Buying a Home
 

How to Evaluate a Roof When Buying a Home

   

When buying a home, especially an older one, making a detailed inspection of the roof will help you avoid buying a home that’s going to give you some short-term problems straight away. The roof is one of the most expensive parts of your structure, and if you keep your home long enough, or buy a place that is old enough, the roof is going to need to be replaced at some point. So here are the things to look for on or under the roof of the house that you’re considering.

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How to know whether to repair, patch, or replace your roof

How to know whether to repair, patch, or replace your roof
 

How to know whether to repair, patch, or replace your roof

   

Roofs get damaged for various reasons and there are certain signs you should look for when you want to rectify the roof. The first thing is the age of the roof. According to experts, an asphalt shingle roof should have a durability of 20 and 30 years. When a roof gets near to that duration, it starts to wear out and this should be replaced early. Another indication to look for is when the shingles begin to curl. There are two categories of curling. Cupping occurs when the edges of the shingle change upwards and clawing happens when edges remain flat and the middle points come up. Both are indications of weathering and show that there is an existence of a problem.

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3 signs that it may be time to replace your roof

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3 Signs That It May be Time to Replace Your Roof

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Your roof is the element of your home that keeps too much sunshine and all of the rain out. You may be led to believe that your overhead covering is okay for the next 10 to 15 years. However, there is always the possibility of premature demise, which means that you may need to hire roofing contractors Queens. Here are three signs that you may need to find a professional to inspect your roof.

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Winter Is Finally Over – Time to Give Your Roof A Quick Spot Check

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Winter Is Finally Over – Time to Give Your Roof A Quick Spot Check

 

This years winter in New York was brutal to put it lightly. For a second there, we weren’t sure if it was ever going to end, but now it seems like the worst is behind us as spring is starting to show signs of life in Queens and Brooklyn. Now that the warmer weather is coming, you may want to consider doing a quick inspection on your roof to see how it held up over the winter.

This post will show you what to look for on your asphalt roof to determine if it needs a repair or full replacement:

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Ice Dams and Your Roof – How to Prevent it From Causing Leaks

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Ice Dams and Your Roof – How to Prevent it From Causing Leaks

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Happy New Year from your local roofers in Queens!  Now that winter has reared its ugly head and dropped a huge load of snow, homeowners are now scrambling to winterize their home to keep the water out and the heat in.  One very common cause of leaks in your home after a huge snowstorm is ice dams.

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