SIGNS YOU NEED A NEW ROOF (AND WHEN NOT TO CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY)
No one wants to hear the unexpected news that they need a new roof, so it’s always best to plan ahead for the expense. Procrastination typically results in a rush to get a roof fixed, which means you could end up with a roof you don’t want, a roofing contractor you don’t like, poor-quality materials and/or bad workmanship. These factors may result in more expenses within a short period of time, so get to know the condition of your current roof and plan today for your new roof. To schedule an appointment for a professional roof inspection by AquaDuct, click here.
What Our Roofers in Colorado Springs Look For
Make preparing for roof replacement less stressful by keeping an eye out for signs of age or damage. Here are some of the most common warning signs your roofing in Colorado Springs is due for replacement.
- Leaks or water stains. Recurring leak problems often signal the need for a new roof. Wetness or water stains may be visible on interior ceilings, which can then be traced to the attic and the roof. When not caught early, leaks will lead to rot, mold and other costly problems.
- Storm damage. Depending on their severity, storms can cause enough damage to warrant complete roof replacement. Typical types of storm damage include missing and torn shingles, damaged flashing, and bruising or cracking of shingles caused by hail impact.
- Worn shingles. As shingles age, their protective granule surface gradually wears away, leaving the internal mat exposed and causing the shingle to become brittle. Watch for excessive amounts of granules in the gutters, a sign of advanced wear.
- Curling or blistering shingles. Attic ventilation problems, manufacturer defects and improper installation can ruin shingles.
Should I File a Claim with My Homeowner’s Insurance Company?
If you’re not sure if your roof needs to be replaced due to storm damage, call AquaDuct Roof and Gutters before contacting your insurance agent. Insurance companies record your inspection requests, and may even “red flag” your account if you file too many. It may be harder to file valid claims in the future if the insurance company believes you have been trying to get a free roof replacement. We can give you an honest assessment of your roof’s condition and advise if it’s necessary to file a claim.
Get Advice from the Best Roofing Contractors in Denver & Colorado Springs
It’s always best to replace an aging roof before it displays signs of failure. For honest, dependable advice about the health of your roof, contact AquaDuct Roof and Gutters today at (719) 390-7663. We’re the roofing contractors Colorado Springs homeowners turn to for exceptional service. For more information on our service areas, including Denver, Colorado Springs, Peyton, Castle Rock and Pueblo, kindly visit our Contact Us page.