Staying Ahead of Roof Repairs

Written by DAVID TERRELL on . Posted in Residential Roofing, Roofing Information Blog

Staying ahead of roofing repairs

Most people tend to treat the roof on their home in the same way most people treat the brakes on their car:  ignoring it until it is just about to fail, then rushing to make long overdue repairs.

To prevent much bigger problems down the road, it is important to stay ahead of roof repairs.

On average, roofs need repairs after 10 years. Even though the materials that were put on your roof are guaranteed for 25 or more years, the reality is that the average lifespan of a roof in America is typically 13 years, more or less depending on where you live. Oklahomans have the disadvantage of high winds and hail during the busy tornado seasons, which shortens the expected lifespan of a roof. If you are concerned that your roof may need repairs, here are a few common problems:
  • Shingles that are buckling, curling or blistering
  • Missing or broken shingles
  • Cracked seals around vent pipes
  • Moss growing on the roof
  • Leaks
If you see any of these problems, it is time to call Terrell’s roofing to have your roof checked out. We suggest to all of our clients that they have an annual roof inspection done.  Not only to check on the roofing material itself, but to also check the flashing and gutters, any skylights, vents and stacks—a complete “eyes on” inspection by a certified roofer. The key to a safe roof is frequent visual inspections of your roof from the ground and no less than one annual “on the roof” detailed inspection. These are the minimum requirements needed to stay ahead of costly roof repairs.  Let us know if Terrell’s roofing can help you today.