Roofing failures can be a huge problem and they can range from small leaks that seep into the underlying structure to severely rotting roofing joists and rafters that require the complete roof to be replaced. Thankfully, the latter repair is not very common and an alert homeowner can often spot the various leaks which lead to major roofing repairs. However, not every homeowner is has skills or ability to check their roof and often require the services of a qualified Coeur d’Alene Roofing Company to do the inspection for them.
Many roofing companies offer simple inspections when they make their estimate for repair, but better contractors provide full inspections to determine the state of your roofing. Most of these inspections cover common things like the condition of the shingles and checking for worn, torn or perforated roofing materials. However, the inspections should also check the edges of the shingles and make sure they properly cover the sides of the roof and the inner edge of the gutter system. Inspections should also verify the sealing of any flashing materials as well as the seal around the various vents and attic intakes.
If a major failure is found in your roofing and it’s time to replace the covering you may want to think about the actual material you plan to use. Asphalt shingles provide a useful lifetime of twenty to twenty five years. This is often good enough for most homeowners, but modern metal roofing can provide a service life of fifty years or more. Metal roofing comes in several types, but the more common household variety is made from a galvanized steel designed to handle the elements. This galvanized coating comes in two basic varieties. The most common for many areas is standard galvanizing but for regions with salty air there is an aluminum infused galvanized coating that provides better erosion resistance.
Deciding which roofing materials to use can be difficult so be sure to talk over the pros and cons with your preferred contractor. An experienced Coeur d’Alene Roofing Company like Premier Roofing Contractors can help you understand which is the best choice for your home and why.