Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacement

If you’ve never had the roof on your home or business repaired or replaced, your roof may be in need of an inspection. If the roof over your head suddenly doesn’t perform as it should, leaks can cause internal damage and holes in the roof can invite intrusion from animals. Exact Fit Exteriors is a roofing contractor with an impeccable list of successful projects throughout Westchester County, NY.

Age
Most roofing materials manufacturers in the United States warrant their products for 20 to 25 years of typical exposure to the elements. But these materials degrade over time and can cause water infiltration to damage or weaken the structural support of the roof. If you’re experiencing drafts or leaks in your home, you need to start the process of repair with a thorough and professional evaluation of the job and an estimate for repair or replacement. The older the roof on your home, the more important it is to keep it in good repair. And when it is time to replace a roof, remember the pros at Exact Fit Exteriors. 

Deteriorating or missing shingles
The front line of any roofing system is the shingles that cover the roof. Roof shingles do double duty in that they form a water- and weather-resistant barrier for everything under the roof, and they can be a defining decorative touch as well. Shingles come in a variety of colors, shapes, and styles to complement any style of building and most shingle manufacturers warrant their products for at least 10 years or as much as 25 years. But shingles do degrade after many years of exposure to the elements or direct sunlight. When shingles crack or break away from the roof’s surface, your roof is exposed to the same damaging factors that the shingles were while protecting the roof. 

Dips and depressions
Unevenness on the surface of a roof can be a tell-tale sign of a compromised roof structure. The plywood and structural supports that make up the roof can be damaged by water infiltration and start to sag. This sagging area of the roof can retain water, ice, and tree debris that will make the problem worse. 

Faulty flashing
Wikipedia defines flashing as, “thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant barrier (WRB) system.” Copper and zinc are popular metallic materials for weather flashing, particularly where the roof surface meets a chimney which extends beyond the level of the roof. 

Exact Fit Exteriors is a complete exterior services contractor specializing in new roof installations, roofing repairs, siding installation and siding sales throughout Westchester County. Exact Fit has been providing superior roof contractor and siding services to the Westchester, Putnam, and Fairfield counties since 2005, and we are consistently ranked year after year as one of the top roofing contractors and siding companies in the Westchester area.