When Repairing Your Roof System, Always Hire an Expert


An article posted on July 6 in CNBC’s website recommends leaving roof system repairs to the experts. The article recommends that homeowners contact a roofing professional if there is a leak in a roof system.

All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Biannual roof system inspections can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of problems. Indoors, homeowners and business owners should look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

However, if a leak is discovered, it does not always mean a roof system should be completely replaced. Leaks can result from loose flashings or just a damaged section of the roof system.

A complete roof system failure generally is the result of improper installation or choice of materials. A roof system failure in most cases also is irreversible.

Roof system work should not be done by homeowners. NRCA roofing professionals are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through a roof.

NRCA provides information as part of its ongoing effort to educate homeowners and business owners about roofing and roofing contractors. For additional information, visit www.everybodyneedsaroof.com.

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