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What You Need to Know About Repairing or Replacing a Roof

Your roof protects your home against the elements. To keep rain, snow, wind and heat out, you need to be sure it stays maintained. In addition to the work it does to keep Mother Nature at bay, it’s also an architectural feature that the overall look of your home depends on.

Over time, the surface of your roof can wear down, making it less effective at keeping the elements out. To avoid damage to the inside of your home, you must know when it is time to repair or replace your roof. Additionally, events can arise that can damage your roof, such as a serious storm or fire. So how do you know when it is time to call in the roofing experts?

“There are a few things you should look for,” says Ed Heller, owner of Montgomery County builders Heller’s Building. “Paying attention to the state of your roof can prevent damage to the interior of your home should an issue go unnoticed.”

If your home has an asphalt shingle roof, look for curled or cracked shingles. If the majority of your shingles look like this, your roof probably needs to be repaired. If the roof is more than 15 years old, it is probably time to replace it because it will most likely be showing signs of wear.

Do you have stains on the outside walls of your home, on the rafters or on decking beneath the shingles? This can indicate that wood rot and/or excess moisture. This can make your home vulnerable to the elements. You should call Lansdale roofing contractors to repair or replace your roof.

Excess sagging can be caused by either poor workmanship or a roof that isn’t ventilated properly. If your roof is visibly sagging, it’s time to replace it.

“A new roof should be considered and investment,” says Heller, whose company does building repair and remodeling work. “The average roofing replacement will have a 62 percent return on investment, according to Remodeling Magazine.”

Additionally, a new roof could result in energy savings for you should you opt for a more energy efficient roofing surface.

There are more types of roofing surfaces than ever before, and in a wide range of colors. The experts at Heller’s Building can help you choose between traditional shingles, tiles, wood shakes and metal roofing. Asphalt shingles are their most popular product.

When it comes to choosing a roofing company, you want to be sure you choose one whom you can trust. Heller’s Building has been in business for 25 years. That means they have proven experience. They have the proper licensing and insurance, so you can trust that no matter what accidents or emergencies may arise during the process, your home will be taken care of. But even more than that, they have earned a reputation as a trusted company, with professional courtesy and excellent customer service.

If you think your home may be in need of a new roof, or want assurance that your current roof can continue to protect your home for years to come, schedule an appointment with Heller’s Building today.