You may not think you need your roof replaced or repaired until it’s too late. Don’t wait until your roof has an obvious leak or failure to replace it. RTP Roofing provides all of our valued customers in Rhode Island with a free inspection to assess any damage to your roof and make sure a roof replacement is a correct option for your home.
Replacing your roof is a large expense that homeowners can often ignore until it’s too late, but why is it important for your home or business? Neglecting to replace your roof can lead to some serious issues including your property inside being damaged. A roof that has reached the end of its life can start to leak and fail at any time, causing damage to anything below.
Nobody is happy when they discover a leak in their home, but this can be one of the first signs that your roof needs to be replaced. We suggest not waiting until the damage begins, and suggest being proactive about the upkeep and repair of your home. Most roofs in Rhode Island are nearing the end of their life due to the extreme heat & cold, snow, rain, and change of elements in Rhode Island. At the first sign of a leak or water damage caused by your roof, reach out to RTP Roofing for a free roof inspection to identify if your roof needs to be replaced.
A sagging ceiling can be a huge cause for concern. This can be caused by several issues, but we hear about sagging ceilings often with customers who have roofs far beyond their expiration date. You may be able to touch the sagging area by hand, or with a broomstick: if the area feels soft or feels like soggy cardboard, it is most likely caused by excess moisture from a leak. This should NOT be ignored until the leak becomes more obvious and should be assessed by a professional as soon as possible.
Stains and dark streaks on the ceiling of your home can indicate that moisture is building up and reaching your ceiling due to a leak. Moisture from a leaky roof can also reach the walls of your home leaving stains from the top of the wall to the bottom. Once the warning signs start to arise, you should have your roof inspected to identify the issues.
If your roof is made of wood or asphalt, it may start to rot when they near its end of life. Shingles will not rot but instead, they will become brittle and slowly decay over time. Upon inspection, you may notice cracked, curled, or shingles falling off which will indicate they are decayed and need to be replaced. If your roof was last replaced 20-30 years ago, you are most likely in need of a new roof. Fortunately, technology has advanced and a new roof should last far longer than your previous roof.
This is one of the biggest indicators that your roof needs to be replaced. Although, in Rhode Island during a big storm, a few shingles may blow off or get damaged. Missing or broken shingles mean that your roof is not providing the proper amount of protection. Patches of missing or broken shingles may cause leaks in your home, and your roof should be replaced as soon as possible. All of our installs are done using the highest quality of products from GAF and extend a 50-year warranty to all new roof customers.
The gutters on your home are meant to catch and redirect the water away from the edge of your roof. If you notice a build-up of granules from the shingles on your roof this is a sign that your shingles are decaying and are nearing the of their life. Going a step further, if you find loose shingles, pieces of shingles, or any other roof materials in your gutters, it’s a good idea to schedule a free roof inspection.
If you’re inspecting the roof of your home regularly, you may notice the edges of the shingles are starting to curl. Curling shingles is an indication that the shingles are starting to wear out. Weather and age are factors that can cause the edges of shingles to curl and form valleys between shingles where they would normally meet.
High wind speeds from a storm can rip shingles off your roof. You may see shingles missing from your roof after strong winds or the common storm here in Rhode Island. If your roof is new, you may only need to replace the area of shingles that were lost or damaged in the storm. In many cases, if your roof is not new, it is in your best interest to replace the entire roof to ensure the future protection of your home.
You may have had issues where wildlife makes a home inside of your roof, creating damage and increased risk in the process. Minor holes and issues caused by wildlife can be repaired quickly to prevent further damage to your roof, but if left unresolved can lead to serious issues in your home.
Not all roofing companies & contractors are created equal. Some roofing companies may lack experience, or cut corners causing the roof of your home to be at risk. A roof that has incorrectly or awkwardly placed shingles can deteriorate much quicker than a professional install. This is very common not only due to poor installation but also because of a poor-quality shingle being installed on your roof. If you would like to replace your roof with high-qualify GAF materials including a 50-year warranty, by a team of experts with more than 15+ years of serving homeowners in Rhode Island, schedule a free roof inspection today.
If any of these issues sound like they are affecting the roof of your home, and you need a replacement, contact RTP Roofing in Rhode Island today for a free estimate. RTP Roofing is a licensed & insured roofing contractor serving Rhode Island for over 15+ years. All of our new roof installs include a GAF-certified 50-year warranty.
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