Most roofing products have an intended lifespan and there are always issues that can occur due to weather damage that can put your roof structure at risk. Consulting in the help of a professional from Nationwide roofing can ensure that your roofing materials, structure and downspouts are in their best condition.
Getting up on a structurally insecure roof can be extremely dangerous to yourself and for your home. Rather than risking your health or the safety of your family, consider calling a professional to complete an assessment of your roof.
Why get an Inspection?
Inspection on your roof after the installation of the shingles every year is important. It’s very important for you must have an inspection to make sure that the coloring is still good, that the shingles are still holding, and that any caulking that has already been installed is still intact. If they are not inspected you will have to eventually completely redo them. There will be caulking around the pipes and around the fireplace. You want to make sure the exposed nails are caulked and all the missing shingles are all done.
What are the specifics?
For the customers that are willing to not pay the monthly Insurance to maintain that roof is going to cost them money for repairs. The most important thing is to get a roofer to do the inspection for them rather than them going up there on the roof, because the roof can be very steep and very dangerous for somebody who is not a professional. They have options a fireplace for example will need to be reflashed, recaulked and spray-painted. The metal areas and the metal flashing should be spray-painted to prevent rust. When are you reflashing you have to put all the flashings out come back with a new flashing take out some shingles where the existing shingles or existing flashings are removed and then we install the flashing and composite shingles on top of flashing. Then you caulk all the exposed nails and haul all the trash away.
Where do we install flashings?
There are different places in which we install the flashings and which might be on the fireplace, underneath the shingles, and where the valleys are. You install the flashing in The Valleys to prevent water from coming in and these flashings can also be installed around air conditioning vents. All of these things are very necessary to prevent water from coming in and prevent rain and other water from coming in.
What materials do we use?
We use 15 pound felt which is the under layer, shingles to match the existing as closely as possible, caulking, and if necessary some spray paint. The brands we use include GAF shingles manufacturer, Owens Corning Corning manufacturer and TEMCO manufacturer. There is either 25 or 30 year shingles depending on what the customer wants. 25 year shingles are made of lighter materials but they don’t last as long as a 30-year shingles which are heavier and are also prettier to see. Customers tend to prefer the 30 year shingles, because they’re just a little bit more expensive and they have a prettier look.
Our skilled roofing professionals can arrive on site and examine your roof safety from every angle. We will look into the structure of your roof, the damage to your shingles as well as make recommendations for the structural integrity of your home. Our skilled team members have trained eyes to spot inefficiencies and defects in your roofing construction. We can make recommendations on how you can enjoy better heat distribution throughout your home, a better sealed roof, better drainage from your roof and more.
Our team can also make recommendations based on your budget, identify critical repairs that need to be done immediately and prepare a fair quote for roofing services for either repairs or new installations. By getting a roofing inspection completed through Nationwide you are at no obligation to use our services for installation and repair, we feel as though our services are highly competitive for the experience and materials we bring to the table however.
Through any roofing inspection we will generate a professional report that you can then use with other contractors or keep for your record of insurance. This is extremely useful when settling claims, asking for a loan or even just receiving multiple competitive quotes.