Roof Basics

There is a time in every house or building’s lifetime when it requires a roof replacement. Depending upon the initial roofing, the maintenance during the life of the roofing material and the external weather conditions (which we know include harsh extremes of heat and cold in Texas and Oklahoma), the roofing material will require repairs as well as replacement.

There are certain tell tale signs which indicate that a roofs material needs replacing. They are:

  • Age of the Shingle. The normal life of shingles is approximately 15 years depending upon the maintenance that has been done. After this time, there are regular cases of leaks and torn flashings reported in any roofing structure.
  • Missing or torn shingles. If the number of missing tiles and shingles in a house is significant, then it is best to replace the roofing, rather than going in for a repair.
  • Condition of interior walls touching the roofing. Poor condition of the walls touching the roofing is a clear indication that it’s time for the roofing to be replaced. If there is loss of paint or moisture marks on the walls, then it’s time for the roofing to undergo major repairs.
  • Extreme weather conditions have exposed a part of the house from the top. When a situation arises when a minor patch will not help, entire shinle replacement is in order. The major cause of accelerated shingle deterioration is its exposure to repeated and prolonged snow, hail, rains, and direct sunlight. In places where any one or a combination of these is found, the life of a roof is short.

Once the time arrives to replace your roof, it is best not to delay as that might hurt other parts of the house and cause you to incur additional loss. The experienced roofers at Legends Roofing will help you in determining if it is truly the time to replace or repair your roof. We will also assist in making sure if your insurance will cover the replacement.


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