The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

Missing, cracked or curling shingles
Blistering or peeling paint
Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
Stains on interior walls or ceilings
High energy bills

A roof has five basic parts: the roof covering, roof structure, sheathing, flashing and drainage.

The roof covering contains the visible portion of the roof and an underlayment that shield the sheathing from inclement weather conditions.

The roof structure consists of trusses and rafters that hold up the sheathing, which is composed of sheet materials or boards that are attached to the rafters and cover the house.

Because the valleys and joints in a roof are prone to water seepage, flashing is used to cover these areas and prevent moisture damage. It’s usually made of sheet metal or a similar material.

Finally, a roof’s drainage system is made up of various design elements such as layout, slope and shape that help the roof get rid of excess water that builds up due to weather conditions.

Not all hail causes roof damage. In general, hail must be the size of a half-dollar to cause damage to a roof made of composite shingles and wood shake shingles. Although quarter-sized hail can impact a lightweight composite shingled roof, damage is usually associated with hail accompanied by strong winds. When a roof sustains damage from dime-sized hail, the roof likely was in poor repair prior to the hailstorm, states the Nebraska Department of Insurance.

The answer to this question depends on many factors. To determine the fairest roof pricing for your particular roofing needs, contact us for a commitment free estimate. Make sure you get multiple estimates to compare local roofing prices.

Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. Mildew cleaners shouldn’t damage your roof in any way.

Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the Summer and twice in the Fall.

Yes! It is important to keep gutters clean so the rain does not stand and drains well.