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When to repair, tune up, or install a new roof

Are you unsure when it’s time to replace your roof? The lifespan of most roofing systems ranges from 10 to 30 years, after which frequent and severe problems may arise. As a Michigan homeowner, it’s important to regularly check for damage to avoid costly repairs. Our handy checklist can help you inspect your roof and determine whether it needs a routine maintenance tune up, repairs, or if your roof needs to be replaced.

5 Tips To Know When To Tune Up, Repair, Or Replace Your Roof

Moss Growing On Roof

Moss, algae and lichen grow on your roof through a combination of two things: moisture and organic debris. The good news is that you don’t always need to replace your roof if it has moss. As long as the structural integrity of your home isn’t compromised, you’ll just need to remove it, complete any necessary repairs, and take measures to prevent it from returning. This could be either a tune up or repair situation. However, it’s best to get the opinion of a roofing professional to see whether it needs to be replaced or not.

Ice Dams On Roof

Ice dams begin when snow melts on an upper, warmer part of a roof, then flows down to the colder eave overhang, where it refreezes. As the ice accumulates, it forms a blockage that prevents additional snowmelt from flowing off the roof. In gerneral, houses with good attic ventilation generally do not experience ice dams. Call a professional to help determine the right course of action for your ice dam. Tittle Brothers offers roof repairs and replacement depending on the amount of damage sustained.

Missing Shingles On Roof

A few lost shingles and minor damage is not a sign that you need a new roof. But you do need to make the repairs promptly to prevent further damage. Keep in mind that a typical roof can’t last long without shingles. If you don’t replace the shingles that are missing, there is a 100% chance that your roof will leak. This situation can be either a tune up or repair situation as long as there is no additional damage to your roof. Tittle Brothers can help you determine the amount of damage the missing shingles caused your roof. 

Missing Granules On Shingles

Granules help keep your roof weather proofed, so without them, it’s easier for the sun and water to cause roof leaks and deterioration. However, shingle granule loss does not always mean you need a full roof replacement. Depending on the level of granule loss and age of your roof, you may be able to replace the damaged shingles without having to get a new roof. Tittle Brothers is your best choice for your roof maintenance. Call us today 734-225-2525.

Water Damage From Roof Leak

What may seem like a minor leak on the ceiling from your attic or roof, can quickly turn into a big problem. Water damage causes rotting and makes the roof more susceptible to leaks in the future. This situation calls for a professional to determine the cause of the leak and how to proceed to fix the issue. This is a repair or replace situation. Contact Tittle Brothers today. Our team of professionals can help solve water damage from a leaking roof.

What Is A Roof Tune Up?

Simply put, roof tune ups extend the life of your residential roof.  As a homeowner, you understand the importance of a sturdy roof in protecting your family and belongings from the elements. While a roof repair is necessary when you have specific issues, a roof tune-up can prevent problems before they become a costly disaster. Here are some key points to note about the benefits of a roof tune-up for maximum longevity and savings. Firstly, after a heavy storm, your residential roof may face unexpected damage from nature’s fierce forces. Therefore, it’s essential for homeowners to do roof maintenance, particularly after severe weather, to identify loose, worn, torn, or curled shingles and to ensure water isn’t seeping through your roof. Early problem identification can help prevent larger-scale issues down the road.

Proactive Roof Maintenance

Secondly, proactive maintenance by capable roofers is critical in prolonging the durability and lifespan of your roof. Tittle Brothers will assess and evaluate the roof’s components, including waterproofing vents, chimneys, and skylights, to prevent leaks. We also check your gutters to eliminate clogs and ensure proper drainage. Routine cleaning of debris, replacing damaged shingles, and removing mold will keep your roof looking good and working properly. Furthermore, like a car tune-up, a regular roof tune-up can prevent more significant issues down the road. Certified roofers can extend the life of your roof by giving it proper care and attention, while identifying and fixing minor problems early on.

Roof Tune Ups Can Prevent Critical Roof Damage

During a roof tune-up, professional roofing specialists provides an intensive examination of all the components that impact your roof’s condition. Tittle Brothers will clear debris from your roof, seal the seams, and replace loose or missing shingles effectively. Waterproofing is a dependable strategy for vents, chimneys, and skylights. Checking the gutters is also essential to make sure they aren’t clogged and allow water to drain properly.

Our team members  will clean off debris and replace old, damaged, or missing shingles or tiles. Cracked shingles can lead to leaks, so they must be spotted early. Mold must be removed to prevent further spreading which can lead to expensive repair in addition to health hazards and degradation of the roof’s aesthetic value.

A regular roof tune-up is similar to getting a car tune-up. It’s helpful to be aware of the condition at all times to avoid bigger maintenance issues down the road. Certified roofers can extend the life of the roof by taking proactive steps and giving it proper care and attention/ A roof tune-up is a crucial step toward ensuring the roof remains in excellent shape.

Remove Debris

Having debris build up on the roof can increase the risk of having moisture problems and other issues. Debris can prevent rainwater from flowing to the gutters where it is then moved away from your home. Having debris on the roof can also block vents or damage other components of the roof by causing scratches, dents and other problems. During a tune-up, professional roofers remove debris on the roof to ensure a clean and clear surface.

Sealing Roof Seams

The seams of the roof help prevent water from seeping in. When these seams have gaps or damage it is possible for water to get into the roof and put the home at risk of more serious damage. Roof tune-ups often include having roof seams sealed to stop leaks from developing.

Replacing Shingles

Storms and windy conditions can cause shingles on the roof to become loose. In severe cases, shingles can be blown off of the roof. Roof shingles can also deteriorate over time from wear and tear which can also cause them to fall off. Roof tune-ups typically include replacing loose or missing shingles up to a certain amount so your roof can fully protect your home.

Contact Tittle Brothers today to determine the health of your roof. In conclusion, to keep your home safe and ensure your roof remains in excellent condition throughout the year, a roof tune-up is a crucial step you cannot afford to ignore. Our honest evaluation will let you know if you need a roof tune up, roof repairs or a roof replacement.

Contact Tittle Brothers For Your Roof Maintenance

Our team members are roofing experts. Tittle staff participate in continued education courses to keep their knowledge up to date with the latest roofing solutions. We offer roof tune ups as one way to extend the life of your roof. Contact us today to save 50% OFF your roof tune up.