The integrity of a roof can easily be overlooked, however, the importance of sustaining a well-maintained roof cannot be understated. The roof acts as a shield for homes and families, protecting the home and those who reside within the home from outside elements. Without proper maintenance, old or damaged roofs can lead to costly structural damages and exposure to mold or mildew. The Chantilly roofing contractors at Monumental Contractors have years of experience inspecting, repairing and replacing roofs and shingles for Northern Virginia residents.
Our roofing contractors provide free roof inspections to assess the health of the roof in order to determine the level of service required. Upon completion of the inspection, we will provide recommendations on whether the roof requires repairs, a full or partial replacement or replacement of shingles.
Since roofs are constantly exposed to weather such as rain, hail and wind, continuous roof maintenance and roof repairs are needed to sustain their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. If left untreated, minor roof damages can lead to costly and irreversible damage, leaving homes and families vulnerable to outside elements. For example, a small unnoticed roof leak has the potential to damage other areas of the roof and cause internal water damage which could lead to the growth of mold and dry rot.
Monumental Contractors roof repair contractors perform roof repair inspections to evaluate the severity of existing roof damage, both internally and externally. Frequent roof inspections and repairs can extend the life of the roof, saving homeowners money on additional damages and the need for a roof replacement.
How To Tell A Home Needs Roof Repair
In order to determine whether a roof needs repair, a professional roof inspection needs to be performed to accurately evaluate the health of the roof. The following signs indicate the need for a roof repair:
- Broken, loose or missing shingles
- Exposed nails
- Granules accumulating in gutters
- Visible depressions or blisters
- Ridge sagging
- Soft or dark spots in drywall
- Visible signs of leaking in the attic
Our professional roof repair contractors perform thorough internal and external inspections to evaluate the total amount of damage.
The average life of a roof can vary depending on the type of materials used, the quality of craftsmanship and the frequency of repairs and maintenance performed. Generally, a roof should last 20-25 years before requiring a full or partial roof replacement. Based on the age and severity of damages, roof repairs may not be a viable option.
Monumental Contractors experienced roof replacement contractors perform extensive roof inspections to determine whether the roof needs simple repairs or requires either a full or partial roof replacement.
How To Tell A Home Needs A Roof Replacement
The need for a roof replacement can not be properly evaluated by observing and assessing a roof from the ground level. However, homeowners can get a general idea whether they need a roof replacement by looking for these following signs:
- Age of roof is over 25 years old
- Shingles are beginning to curl
- Cracks or breaks in chimney flashing
- Compromised roof valleys
- Rotting or growth of mold
- Roof leaks or exposed holes
Roof shingles are designed to protect the roof from damaging environmental elements with a water and wind-resistant seal. When shingles begin to rot, break or fall off, the roof is then exposed to those elements, which cause significant damage to the roof if left untreated. Our shingle replacement contractors begin by evaluating the extent of damages and volume of missing shingles, to determine how many shingles need to be replaced.
Shingles also serve as an aesthetic appeal, therefore shingle replacements can be performed to bring a new look or style to the home. Shingles are available in a variety of colors, patterns and textures which can bring a whole new look and feel to a home.
Types Of Shingle Materials
Shingles come in a variety of materials, which offer not only different aesthetics, but also provide the roof varying levels of protection and reliability. The following are the most common types of shingle materials:
Reach Out To Experienced Roofing Contractors Today
Our licensed roofing contractors only use high grade CertainTeed roofing materials to ensure we provide our clients with the highest quality of work. For more information about roof repair, roof replacement or shingle replacement, reach out to Monumental Contractors today by calling 703.552.9626 or booking an appointment online today.