Tips to Consider If You’re Inspecting the Roof and Siding

When was the last time you gave your roof a check-up?

Regular repair and maintenance can go a long way in keeping your roof in good condition for years to come. As one of the most vital parts of the home, your roof can affect your family’s safety and comfort, as well as keep your house energy-efficient. That is why an inspection every now and then can do wonders if you want to keep your roof in good working condition.

Here are a few tips you may want to consider the next time you have an inspection:

  • Consider the age of your roof – If the roof is more than 25 years old, it may have already exceeded its prime. Do not be surprised if the inspection uncovers signs of a major issue in the offing.
  • Check the condition of the shingles – Are there any buckling, curling or missing shingles? If certain areas of your roof have any of those issues, get those shingles replaced as soon as possible.
  • Check the valleys – These are the areas of the roof where two points meet to guide rain water or debris to the gutters. Debris buildup in these areas may cause leaking inside the house. Clear this area of debris.
  • Check if the chimney or other roof fixtures are properly flashed – Damaged or weathered flashing is a common kind of roof damage that is easily remedied by applying waterproof sealant.

These are good tips to consider if you don’t want minor roof damage to get out of hand. However, if a large portion of the roof is affected by a major structural issue (i.e. a large portion of the roof has missing shingles), you may want to seek help from professionals like All County Exteriors.

We can conduct the inspection and give you recommendations. Depending on the extent of the damage, we can repair or replace the roof. All County Exteriors has worked on roofs since 1982 and have the necessary experience to deliver quality roofing services.

Now, the roof isn’t the only part of your home that needs maintenance. If you want to maintain the home’s overall safety, comfort, and energy efficiency, you might want to take a look at your siding in Monmouth County NJ as well.

Fortunately, aside from servicing your roof, All County Exteriors is also a Monmouth County NJ siding contractor that you can rely on. Since your siding covers a significant portion of your home’s exteriors, it’s a good a good idea to have us check this as well. Damaged siding can compromise your home’s insulation in the long run, which may cause your electric bill to rise.

If you choose to have the siding replaced, All County Exteriors can offer top quality materials from manufacturers like CertainTeed and James Hardie®.

Regular maintenance and repair can go a long way in keeping your home safe, comfortable and energy-efficient. For more information on roof repair or siding replacement, contact All County Exteriors today.