There are a number of ways to determine that you need a new roof. The age of your roof is the biggest sign that it’s time to consider a replacement. Even if you haven’t experienced any recent storms, an older roof is still subject to natural wear and tear that can to roof failure.
Beyond age, watch out for these warning signs that your roof may need replacing:
Cracked, loose, or worn-out vents, pipes and flashing
Hail impacts on shingles, roof accessories, gutters and windows
Accumulated granules in gutters
Shingles that appear to be curled, torn, buckling and/or missing
General signs of aging
Bald spots where granules are missing
Water damage and leaking
High winds can tear and remove shingles, leaving the roof deck, underlayment or old shingles from a previous roof exposed to the elements.
Wind can also lift and curl shingles by breaking the seal that bonds them together, leaving your roof vulnerable to wind-driven rain.
Hail can leave dents or pockmarks in shingles, dislodging the protective granules that protect against rain and sun damage.
So you think you need a new roof. Don't worry. This helpful guide will walk you through everything you need to know — and everything you need to do — to make your roof replacement go smoothly.
Call a contractor you can trust. After a storm, there may be a lot of contractors competing for your attention. Make sure you choose a contractor you can trust — such as an Owens Corning™ Platinum Preferred contractor — to assess your damage, provide an estimate and replace your roof using proven products.
Look for leaks and water spots in your attic and ceilings. Even though your roof may appear undamaged from the outside, wind and hail may have caused leaks that can lead to problems later. Check ceilings and light fixtures for signs of water and inspect your attic closely with a flashlight.
Inspect the area around your home. Check for fallen tree limbs, broken fences and damage to lawn furniture and exterior decorations. Look closely at flat surfaces such as patios and decks for signs of hail damage.
Check gutters, roofing accessories and windows. Though your shingles may appear undamaged, dents in gutters and roof vents may point to hidden roof damage. Also be sure to inspect windows for cracks, loose weatherstripping and torn screens.
Assess your roof for storm damage. Walk around the perimeter of your home and photograph or take note of any damage. Obvious signs of damage may include dented, torn, curled or missing shingles.
Call your homeowner's insurance company. Refer to your notes, report a claim with your insurance company and arrange for an inspection.
It takes more than just shingles to protect a home. It takes an integrated system of components and layers designed to perform in three critical areas. The Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System® gives you the assurance that all of your Owens Corning® roofing components are working together to help increase the performance of your roof.
Help protect vulnerable areas where water can do the most damage: eaves, valleys, dormers and skylights.
Help prevent damage from wind-driven rain by providing an additional layer of protection between the shingles and roof deck.
Creates a secure seal of protection on the first row of shingles, along the eaves, defending against blow offs.
Choose from a variety of durable styles and colors that provide the first line of defense against the elements.
Help protect the ridge vent and add an attractive, finished look to your entire roof.
Help prevent heat and moisture buildup in the attic by allowing fresh air to enter the attic.
Help protect your roofing system by allowing heat and moisture to escape from the attic.
We aim to provide a personalized service in helping our customers through the entire process of fixing, replacing their roof or remodeling their home.
Fixing your roof shouldn’t be a headache, our roofing experts will assist you filing your insurance claim and help you choose the right materials for your new roof.
We work with the best technology to give you a detailed report of the damages on your roof and provide you with the Squad Warranty as our promise to deliver the highest standard service to our customers.
As Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors, we offer lifetime warranty on your new roof.
Roof Repair Squad is a recognized certified contractor with most industry manufacturers, surpassing specifications and building codes. We are also accredited with the BBB and insured for any eventuality.
We understand how serious a roofing issue can be, and how important it is for you to feel at ease in your home. That's why we make it a priority to answer your call quickly and inspect your home for free.
Don’t be intimidated by the insurance claim process! We will familiarize ourselves with your case, so you can have the smoothest roof insurance claim experience possible.
Protecting your home is job #1, we keep you, our team, and your neighbors safe, surpass manufacturer specifications and standard building codes, and leave no stone unturned! Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you hired a trustworthy company with a proven record of accomplishment. We stand behind our work and warranty our workmanship.
SquadPRO Personal Property Guarantee
Roof Repair Squad “Prep Sheet”
ECOSmart Tarping System
Cover Pools, Patios and A/Cs
GutterSAFE Ladder System
Neighborhood Safety System
Work Zone Caution Tape
Magnetic Clean Sweep/p>
Site Cleanup Throughout the Project
The SquadPRO+ 25pt Final Inspection
Surpasses Manufacturer Specifications and Building Codes
Certified Roof Repair Squad Inspector
Metal Detector “No Nail Left Behind” Final Sweep
A “No Leak Guarantee” from Roof Repair Squad.
All manufacturer warranties for installed products.
An Roof Repair Squad Certificate of Completion.
First Anniversary “Squad Assure” Inspection
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