Semper West Builders LLC is a BBB A+ accredited company that has more than three decades of experience in Frederick, Maryland. Our company is dedicated to share our in-depth knowledge and extensive experience with anyone. In case your home is in need of repairs in roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters, that may be for either commercial or residential purposes, we have highly reliable contractors that are willing to provide the needed assistance. We assign a lead supervisor for every job site to make sure that the service we provide to every customer and workmanship is of great quality.
A Reliable Roofing Company for the Replacement of Roofs
A lot of people often fail to pay attention on the roof above their heads until a leak occurs. Avoid waiting until the water ends up coming in through the ceiling that you may need to bring out the buckets. Make sure to give your roof the attention that it needs.
Signs that the Roof Needs A Replacement:
Since you are now aware of the things that are happening to your roof, you need to keep a look out for the following signs that it needs to get replaced:
The home has occupants that are unwanted
In case there are a lot of squirrels that now reside in the attic, have your roof checked as it can be doubtful that they went through the front door. It may be likely that a part of your roof has a hole or a rotting or missing part in the eaves. Animals such as bats, birds, raccoons, and possums will surely look for a way to get inside the comfort of your home and take the advantage of damaging the roof. Make sure to seek the assistance of a professional contractor in roofing to have the roof inspected and determined if it needs to get completely replaced or repaired.
The Roof Appears Old
Asphalt shingle roofs can last for an average of 12 to 15 years. Metal and tile roofs have a longer lifespan. Whenever the roof gets near its average retirement age, you should start thinking of getting a new roof.
It can be better to get something new instead of merely having it repaired or installing an overlay on top of the current roof. Using an overlay may only be a quick fix that can hide the more significant roofing issues that may be underneath the shingle’s surface.
You can see Shingles that are Missing or Curling
Whenever the roof gets exposed to various elements like the sun, snow, and rain, it may allow its components to eventually wear down. Because of Mother Nature’s long-term beating, the shingles may end up curling, missing, broken, or buckling. Check out the gutter system if there are granules or debris from the shingles as this is a sign that the roof is decaying. Whenever there are parts of the roof that is missing, the home may become vulnerable to any of the elements.
Discoloration of the walls and ceilings
In case you noticed that the home’s exterior, walls, and ceilings has mysterious stains of water, the roof has a leak, or you frequently hear the mysterious sound of dripping from the ceiling, there is a high possibility that the roof is leaking. Make sure to have the attic’s insulation checked. In case it looks soggy, it may mean that there is a problem in the roof.
However, we do not recommend people to walk on the roof as it can be dangerous. In case you did go to the roof and found sections that are soft, it is likely that the roof experienced damage from water so you need to have it replaced.
Damming of the Ice
Whenever ice dams like ice ridges that appear at the edge of the roof appear. It is likely that the roof has problems in ventilation.
Whenever the roof does not get ventilated properly, the attic’s heat may end up melting the snow on the roof. The melting snow can run off the roof’s edge and get into the gutters. Here, the cold air immediately makes it freeze. The ice dam can then make the other wave of melting snow to freeze and backup as well.
This is the process that creates icicles that appear dramatic that you may sometimes observe hanging from a house. Because of the additional ice pressure, the roofing materials may get pulled apart and allow the backup water to get into the roof’s inner layers.
Whenever the water begins to have the inner materials soaked, you may eventually need to have the roof replaced.
Flashing that is damaged or broken
The moisture is kept out at the roofing system’s joints because of the flashing. This may depend on the roof’s age and quality. Flashing can be made of metal, roof cement, or tar. Whenever the flashing goes missing, gets degraded, or damaged, it means that the roof may be at risk of damage from water.
Offering a wide range of shingle options, Semper West specializes in CertainTeed, Tamko and GAF products. Our company can help you find a roof that can fit any budget. We have installers that underwent extensive certification and training for every roofing product in Frederick, MD. Our company operates in Virginia and Maryland and our roofing company provides service of the best quality. Aside from that, we always make sure that our installers, project supervisors, and estimators were able to complete the needed training and process in certification. Contact us to get a free quote or schedule a free estimate.