EASTON, Conn. -- Roofing can be a tricky job and figuring out when to replace or repair should be left to the experts, says Kurt Stowell at KRS Roofing. Below, Stowell and his team at KRS discuss the determining factors regarding roof wear and tear and damage control.
First, it is important for each homeowner to be aware of the condition of their roof and take note of certain tell-tale signs to aid in this practice. Look out for missing tabs, shingles that are lifted or curling, discoloration around soffit or discoloration and stains on the drywall of your home, especially after a heavy rain, both inside and out.
Second, it's important to remember that roof damage can happen in many ways but, most commonly age contributes to the wearing down of shingles. Natural causes can also play as large of a role as time. Storms can rip down the shingles from your roof, especially if they were not properly installed, so look out for loose pieces after the bad weather passes.
Commonly roofs can stand without replacement for up to 10 years with proper maintenance, but it is important to keep an eye out to prevent damage to the house. For instance, a couple of loose shingles, minor leaking around the chimney or in the valleys would be a possible repair, however, if you have several tabs missing, large or long durations of leakage or granules filling up your gutters or splash block, then the consideration of a replacement would be the way to go.
Kurt Stowell and the team at KRS Roofing can handle any minor or major repair and can even replace your roof. For more information, contact Stowell and his team at KRS at 203-913-8301.