If you live in the Franklin area, your roofing system takes abuse year-round. But, considering that these systems are designed to last for a decade or more, how do you know when it’s time to replace your roof? The top three signs are age spots, storm damage, and leaking water.
According to the roofing experts at QE Roofing, roofing age spots include uneven shingles, discoloration, and moss. Bald shingles, which have missing granules, are also a cause for concern as this is a clear sign of shingle degradation. If you notice dark streaks, your roof may also need a helping hand, as this can indicate a certain type of fungus.
Storm damage is another reason for roofing replacement. In Franklin, we get lots of hail and wind storms, and these can do more than knock a few granules off of your shingles. Even small hailstones can cause divots and cracks; larger pieces of ice can cause significant damage to the wooden foundation underneath your shingles. If your home is in the line of straight-line winds, this can blow entire sections of shingles off. Even if shingles are simply bent or curved, they will likely lose their waterproof seal, which can leave your home vulnerable to the elements.
A roofing system that’s leaking water needs immediate attention. A roof that can no longer repel moisture puts a home at risk of water intrusion, mold, and drywall rot. Homeowners should pay special attention to the areas around chimneys, vents, and skylights to look for signs of water infiltration. Our roofing experts recommend using a flashlight to scan for dark patches of wood, deteriorated or compromised insulation, and visible mold.
QE Roofing offers professional roofing repairs and replacement and offers free, no-obligation inspections. Depending on the extent of damage, homeowners are given the option to repair the immediate issues or replace the roof altogether. When replacement is necessary, our customers have a vast selection of materials and colors to choose from. As the number one roofing company in Tennessee, QE Roofing, which has locations in Franklin and Thompson’s Station, can replace the roofing system on both residential and commercial buildings. We offer financing and, as a family-owned and operated company, our customers always have access to a live human to answer questions about their project.
For more information, contact QE Roofing today, and let our roofing experts make it like the storm never happened.