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Do You Need A New Roof

Aug 26, 2007
Your roof will never stay permanently stable all its life. The roof requires proper maintenance and in some cases, replacement. All people care about is whether the roof looks beautiful or not. If it does, then there is no problem with it. Well, this attitude could cost you a lot.

People ignore their roofs for a simple reason that as long as your roof looks good from the outside, everything seems good enough. Besides, who wants to spend money just to maintain the roof? That is where the problem lies; the money. However, if you neglect your roof for too long, you'll just end up spending double the amount. Therefore, when it comes to the roof, the sooner it is dealt with the better. But how do you get to know that you need a new roof? The relatively long life of your roof is affected by the natural factors like the sun, rain, snowstorms and hurricanes. The reasons for considering the redesigning of a new roof include:

. The ultraviolet rays of the sun can easily wear out the quality of your roof, which can ultimately result in deterioration.

. Extremely hot temperatures can cause the expansion and contraction of the shingles on your roof. Besides hot conditions, humidity too can cause deterioration, as it gives rise to the moisture level in the air, which in turn helps in the growth of moss and other fungi.

. If your rooftop is uneven, rainwater is easily collected and it slowly softens the roof allowing water to seep through it easily. If this problem is not corrected immediately, the water seepage can even destroy the walls in your house.

Once you are aware of the cause for the damage, it won't be too difficult to decide whether you need a new roof or not. Additionally, if you observe the following signs, you can be sure that you need a new roof:

1. If you observe stains on the ceilings and walls in the inner structure of your house.
2. If you find any water seepage/leakage on your ceilings, especially after a heavy rainfall.
3. Roof ventilation plays a very important role in case of excessive humidity. The moisture in the air can easily spoil the paint job in the attic.
4. If you observe black spots on your roofs. This may either be due to algae or the pollutants mixed with the air.
5. Sometimes you may even observe cracked roof shingles or some missing shingles. Cracked shingles are the result of poor quality material. Winds contribute a lot for the blowing away of some weak shingles.

If the above signs are clearly visible, then you should definitely go in for a new roof. If your roof is as old as fifteen years then your roof should be your priority while renovating the home. The roof adds to the glamour of the exterior of the house and the desired look is easily hampered if the right steps in maintenance are not taken in time.
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Classic Metal Roofs serves Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts Metal Roofing Market. Discover the benefits of Metal Roofing at our website http://www.classicmetalroofs.com.
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