By Allen Sensel
By Allen Sensel
Selecting Worthwhile Components For Weather-Tight Protection
by Allen Sensel
Let’s face it, Washington is rain prone which can eventually lead to ice dam build-up in the winter and early spring seasons among higher elevation neighborhoods. These homes will succumb to an inch or more snowfall more often than sea-level homes will. A key element in providing a functional roof system is what we call an ice & water shield.
Before you write off a new metal roof as being too expensive, read this article, it might save you a lot of money. Price is the bottom line for most people when deciding what type of roofing system they will have installed on their homes. What most people do not factor in when considering the cost of a new roof, is how long the roof is going to really last, and how much will it cost to replace the roof in the future. After all, the cost of asphalt based roofing shingles are consistently rising because they are a petroleum product. In fact the asphalt roofing or shingle industry follows the same pattern as the gasoline industry. That is why metal roofing has become very popular for residential use in the last decade. Here in Tacoma, Puyallup, Kent and the surrounding cities we have seen the metal roofing trend pick up incredibly in the last 10 years.
When it comes to protecting your family and the assets that are most important to you, risks are something you cannot take. Its important to know if your roof is still providing adequate protection against the raging north western rain. In this article we will show you the key warning signs that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life as a covering over your home. Having an expert in the roofing industry come out is important, but its equally as important for you to be able to catch a problem in your home before it results in thousands of dollars of damage.
In the pictures below you will get a visual along with a brief description of damages that occur when the roofing system begins to fail. Once you have determined if your roof is failing you will need to determine whether it needs to be repaired or completely re-roofed. Check out our article on how to safely hire a roofing contractor before starting your endeavor to prepare yourself for the next step.