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The symptoms related to the existing roofing will tell you exactly about the need for new roof. They could be related to constriction, functionality, and the aesthetic parameters. Some of the symptoms are critical, while the others indicate the imminent structural and functional failure in the near future. Give us a call today if you need a new roof in Winnipeg
You need to check if the repairs or partial replacements can work out in the long run. If not, you can think of installing a new roof for your residential and commercial building. Also, consider the best options which will help in avoiding waste of material and money besides ensuring long term durability.
Leaking roof may not ring the alarm bells for immediate roof replacement. But if the problem persists after umpteenth time of repair, you must consider new roof. You might have tried to fix the damages in the flashing, beams, ridge cap, sloping gutters, shingles, and the other joints. But these methods have simply failed to stop the leaks. You try to fix one problem with the repairs, and the results are multiple problems in the totally unexpected spots. Finally, you decide to stop the repairing attempts and install a new roof.
Shingles warp with climatic conditions, aging, and repeated repairs. It is a common phenomenon for the asphalt and the metals. Inspect the roof for the volume of warped shingles. If it is less than 30%, you may consider replacing the damaged ones and continue with the old roofing. At the same time, you have to examine the life expectancy of the rest with the help of a roofing expert. He will be able to tell you whether you need a new roof. If more than 50% of the shingles are warped or on the brink, you can consider new roof to be the best method of protecting your home from further damages.
Shingles often wear out with time. You may not be able to observe the effects directly in the initial stages. But certain symptoms like the color change in the gutter water can tell you about the wearing process. In some cases you may observe chunks of shingle granules in the flowing water. Then you need to call a roofing expert to diagnose the problem more closely.
The repair methods for the wearing shingles may not work effectively, since it is not possible to provide a coating on them. Even if you wish to replace selectively, it may not be possible to determine which shingles have to be replaced. Even if you were to determine the numbers approximately, it is not possible to evaluate the lifespan of the other shingles. Hence, the best option is to install a new roof.
Cracks can appear in the shingles due to brittleness, water seeping, excess of stress, heat, frequent exposure to rains and storms, and the other climatic conditions. Poor quality of material selection in the previous installation can also result in cracks. The development of cracks along the shingle rows is a progressive phenomenon that can spread across from a single piece of shingle.
Check if the cracking pattern is restricted to a specific zone or it is spread all over the roofing. Localized cracks can be set right by limited replacement of the shingles. If the pattern is spread all over the roof, it is time for you to install a new roof.
The concrete/wooden deck supporting the shingles is a solid structure whose lifespan will be more than the shingles and the other parts of the roof. The sag in the deck may be due to the roof weight which it is no longer able to support. The other reason could be the misalignment in the ceiling rafters which puts extra stress. Damages to the joints, cracks in the deck frame, etc.
An expert roofer can diagnose the problem and suggest the immediate corrective measures based the realistic and long lasting solutions. In some cases it may be possible to stop the further sagging by reinforcing with the steel beams across the length and width of the deck base. Calculate the cost and ask the expert about the durability of the solution.
Reinforcements with the beams may work for a limited number of years, unless there are no other defects in the roof except the sagging. Otherwise it may lead to other problems with the sheathing, guttering, joints, and the connected roofing parts. So, you can’t take the risk of carrying a sagging roof over your heads for many years. It is the perfect condition which tells you need a new roof.
Growth of algae, mold, and mildew on the internal sides of the shingles is highly difficult to detect on visual examination. The early symptom could be the dense smell of algae and mildew after a long time when the rainy season is over. A roofing expert can examine the structure and tell you about the intensity of the algae damages.
In most of the cases, the algae growth is a progressive phenomenon. It spreads across the length and width of the roofing within a few days. Then it can dampen the entire roofing structure and cause leaks though the walls. So, you can’t replace only the critically damaged shingles and hope to prolong the life of your roof. It is because the effects of algae can damage the decking, sheathing, fastening parts, drainage lines, and the other connected parts. The best solution is to install a new roof.
Aging is one of the reasons for you to replace the old roof with a new one. Comprehensive diagnosis of the roof condition is required every year once it reaches 20.
In many cases you may have a safety time zone which gives you options to think. It is better if you can consult a roofing expert about when you “must” act to save the roof from an imminent collapse. Follow the guidelines and prepare for the new roof installation before it is too late.
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