A poorly installed roof can result in a variety of serious issues, including water intrusion and structural damage. Volterra Roofing is a GAF Master Elite® certified roofing contractor, Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, Shingle Master company for CertainTeed.
This prestigious designation is given to roof contractors with strong business practices, that are committed to continuous training on quality installation techniques. When you hire Volterra Roofing, you can rest assured that your new roof will be installed according to manufacturer standards and with skilled workmanship.
Roof installation is a big deal – a new roof can provide years of protection to your home. Maybe your neighbors are starting to have their roofs replaced; maybe you’ve noticed damage to your roof, or perhaps you just know your roof is “aging out.” Whatever the reason, here’s everything you need to know about roof installation.
Most roofing materials are designed to last for 20 to 30 years. Some materials are more durable – like stone tiles, for example, which can last more than 50 years – and some are considered “sub-par” and don’t last very long. If your roof’s original roofing company did a poor job, your roof won’t last as long as it should. But regardless of what happened, here’s how you can tell that it might be time for a new roof:
You can perform an interior roof check on your own – just pick up a flashlight and head into your attic. Look for daylight coming in through the roof beams, dark streaks and stains on wood that could indicate a moisture incursion, sagging areas and visible leaks or water damage. If you see wood rotting inside, or if you see damp spots (frost during winter counts), there’s a good chance that water has gotten into your home through the roof.
You can also look at your roof from outside. However, you should never get on top of your roof if you’re not positive that you can be completely safe – and certainly never when the roof may be slippery. (Additionally, if you have some roofing materials, such as slate tile, you shouldn’t walk on them – so be mindful before you climb up there!) Visually inspect your roof from the ground and look for dark streaks, rotting wood, decaying shingles, damaged chimney or skylight flashing, or signs of shoddy workmanship from the original installation (such as things not being lined up quite right).
All of these may be signs that your roof is too old or damaged and that it may need to be replaced but the best way to tell is by calling a roof installation expert / roof contractor to inspect your roof. Your inspector will look for signs of damage on the roof’s surface and inside your attic, as well as note wear and tear that develops over time. You should have your roof inspected at least once a year, and certainly have it inspected after a severe storm or high winds.
When you have a roofing contractor give you an estimate, there are several things that should be included. Other than the company’s contact information (such as the name, address, phone number, website address and email address), you should also look for things like:
Your family’s protection is important to us. As a locally-owned and operated roofing company , Volterra Roofing is a trusted Castle Rock and Colorado Springs roofing contractor that provides quality roof replacement for homeowners throughout the area. Within 24 hours of receiving your scheduling request, we’ll be on-site to provide you with a free inspection. Call us at (303) 647-5599 or contact us using our online form. We look forward to hearing from you!