5 SIGNS YOU NEED A NEW ROOF
How do you determine if it's time to spring for a new roof? While there's no formula, these five tips can help you make an educated decision when it comes to replacing your shingle roof.
1. AGE MATTERS
The old saying "age is just a number," doesn't apply when it comes to your roof. According to one expert source, the average shingle roof should last between 15 to 30 years. This variance relies on a number of factors, including the type of shingles you purchase, the materials used under your shingles, the craftsmanship of the original roofers, the climate in your region, and how well you've kept up with basic maintenance.
2. CHECK YOUR SHINGLES
Inspection of your shingles can yield valuable information about whether a replacement is in order. If shingles are buckling, curling, or losing granules, they may be in the latter stages of life. (A gutter check can reveal whether you're losing granules.) Be sure to check the areas that get the most exposure to sunlight, as these may show signs of wear and tear first. Also, check for missing shingles. The more tabs that aren't intact, the more likely it is that a roof replacement may be necessary.
3. PERFORM AN INTERIOR CHECK
You don't have to climb onto your roof to identify other signs that you need a new one. Instead, look for sagging areas on your ceiling, which may suggest structural defects. Dark spots, meanwhile, may indicate potentially harmful moisture damage.
4. YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHT
While leaks are an obvious sign that a roof replacement may be in order, there's another unexpected intruder that may signify the need for a new roof. If daylight is coming through your attic roof boards, this may indicate missing or defective shingles. While checking your attic, also make sure there's no moisture around the insulation, as this can lead to foundation problems if left unresolved.
5. GET A PROFESSIONAL OPINION
If you're not sure whether you can get away with roof repairs or if you require a total roof replacement, call Rycon Roofing (905) 541-8224 or (365) 336-1178 to have one of our professionals come out and determine your best solution but don't wait until water starts to turn into downpours before you make the call. Routine maintenance checks can help prevent minor problems from becoming major ones.
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ATTIC INSULATION &Ventilation
Attic insulation and ventilation play a huge role in a long lasting roof your heating/cooling bills and the overall comfort of your home. The question most people ask is......•Do I Have Enough?
No matter what kind of insulation you currently have in your attic, one quick way to determine if you need more is to look across the span of your attic. If your insulation is just level with or below your floor joists (i.e., you can easily see your joists), you should add more. If you cannot see any of the floor joists because the insulation is well above them, you probably have enough and adding more may still help you be cost-effective. It is important that the insulation be evenly distributed with no low spots; sometimes there is enough insulation in the middle of the attic and very little along the eaves there for you should top up your attic to a even distribution.
Insulation levels are specified by R-Value. R-Value is a measure of insulation's ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended level for most attics is to insulate to between R38 witch is about 10 to 14 inches (Minimum) to R60 witch is about 16 to 22 inches (energy saving value)