When you clean out your gutters in the winter, the absolute best thing you can do for your roof is to take a long hard look at the shingles. Shingle repair and maintenance is a big reason why your roof will last a long time, and if you don’t regularly (about twice yearly) check that your shingles are staying strong, you are doing a major disservice to your roof.
At the bottom of this article, you will see a link to a video explaining how to inspect your shingles. We would strongly recommend that you do this at least once, if not twice per year. If you are unsure of the proper steps to take when looking at your shingles, then I would call your local roofer, because they would absolutely know what to look for on your roof.
A simple shingle repair could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Damaged shingles can lead to water damage coming from your roof. This normally deeps through the shingles into the plywood, and into the drywall holding up your ceiling. If this is happening in your home, you could be looking at a massive cost to repair, which could have been saved simply by inspecting your roof in the first place. Here’s an example of shingle damage:
We fortunately know some great roofing companies that will take a look at this for you, and you will never have to worry about wondering if you are looking at a damaged shingle correctly. Centennial Best Roofers is one of those companies, and we can’t recommend them more.
Most of the time, asphalt shingles are going to hold up against hail or other storms, but that depends on the integrity of the shingle that you have bought, and how old the shingles are. Also, you have to be aware of who installed your roof. There are companies out there that don’t have good practices when it comes to installing roofs. We’re sure you’ve heard about these companies. Most of the time, they are referred to as ‘storm chasers’ ,and they invade your city after a hail storm, only to leave after they are done poorly repairing all the roofs, leaving no trace of themselves in the process.
We’ve seen to many consumers unfortunately being taken by these companies, and we are all about raising awareness against them for the purpose of shutting them down. There are so many great roofing companies that are in each city that all the bad ones should be exposed and driven out.
Have you had a bad experience with a roofing company that put up your roof poorly, and then didn’t honor their ‘warranty’, or said that you are now responsible for all the damages that the roof incurred, even though their shoddy work was the factor for damages in the first place? If so, we want to hear about it.
There are also many ways you can raise awareness about poor roofing companies in your location. Posting on Facebook, Yelp, and other social media outlets greatly increases the chances that a bad roofing company will be exposed.
Here’s the video about shingle inspection. This highlights the misuse of nail guns on roofs.