If you are a homeowner or business owner of a commercial building, unless it’s a brand new building, chances are that your building may need a new roof. There are many different reasons you may need a roof replacement in Oklahoma. Some, you may think are fairly common reasons and some you may not have thought of. As Oklahoma’s trusted, licensed and certified residential and commercial roofer, Next Phase will guide you in the right direction for the best possible outcome for you. Prevention is always the best medicine for a healthy residential or commercial roof, but sometimes it’s time for full roof replacement.
Here are 5 signs it might be time to replace your roof:
#1: Your Roof is Aging
How old is your existing roof? A roof replacement may be needed if your roof has outlived its lifespan. If you are not in a brand new build, be sure to find out or locate when your roof was installed so you can estimate the lifespan on your roof. Different roofing materials have different lifespans. You’ll also want to know if your roof was installed over another layer or several layers of existing roof by a previous roofing contractor. All of these factors will determine if you need a roof replacement.
#2: Your Roof is Pooling Water
Your roof should never be pooling water. If there are roof sagging spots, it is a sign that trapped moisture has rotted away boards under the roof causing low spots. This is more common on flat roofs than it is pitched roofs. A roof should appear straight or completely flat, not allowing for water to pool which eventually leads to roof leaks. The only place for water to go is down, so eventually the ponding water over time will cause structural damage and possibly interior damage to the building. The best roofers, Next Phase Roofing, will be able to help point out low spots at your free roof inspection. In the case of pooling water or structural damage, you will possibly have to turn in a roof claim for a roof replacement.
#3: Visible Storm Damage
Oklahoma storm damage can damage any kind of roof, quick. Shingle roof storm damage, flat roof storm damage and metal roof storm damage are all a headache. This can rip shingles off, it can leave hail dents in your roof, which can all cause leaking. If you roof has become damaged by hail, wind or Oklahoma tornadoes – before you turn in a roof insurance claim, give us a call for a free roof inspection to inspect for roof storm damage. There is a good chance you will need a roof replacement.
#4: Extensive Leaking Inside
Roof leaks are more than hassles. It can affect your livelihood in every way. Leaking water inside your home can create toxic mold and mildew, which can be dangerous. Roof leaks an affect electronics, flooring, drywall and more. This also affects your roofs energy efficiency which can drive up costs with your heating and cooling. With our roofing certification we will be able to help inspect your home for free, to see where the water has already damaged and where it’s coming form. This will help determine if you need a roof repair or roof replacement.
#5: Wind Damage
Oklahoma wind damage can be common on shingle roofs, especially roofs that have an older life. The strong Oklahoma wind can lift up and rip off shingles on your residential home or business leaving it exposed to the elements. If you are outside after the storm and notice exposed roof from missing shingles, give Next Phase a call. We are Oklahoma’s certified roofers for zip codes 73116 and 73120, 73103 and 73142 to help determine if your roof has wind damage through our free roof inspection.
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