On average, a typical asphalt roof will last for 17-20 years. We often work with Wisconsin and Illinois homeowners that have aged roofs but aren’t in a financial position to afford a roof replacement. Depending upon the overall health of the roof, you could save thousands by opting for roof rejuvenation services. Here are some signs your roof may be in trouble, and ready for some maintenance work.
Check the Attic for Water Damage
One of the first places to check for signs of an aging roof is the attic. Do you notice any water stains on the eaves? If so, you need to call in professionals right away to address the water concerns. Look at your homeowners records to see if there is information about the shingles, and when they were last installed. Depending upon the roof, you could possible have a new layer of shingles installed over the existing ones.
Examine the Roof Shingles
One way to make sure the roof is in its best shape is by taking a look at the shingles. If you see cracked, missing or damaged shingles, it is time to replace them. Since it can be dangerous to climb on a roof and look around, we recommend contacting professional roofers for a roof examination. MultiMan Services can come out to your home and examine the state of the roof to let you know if you need roof replacement, roof repair, or could benefit from roof rejuvenation.
Inspect the Roof Flashing
Flashing is around the vents, chimney, skylights, and other places where you have “holes” in the roof. The flashing is the seal around these areas and could have significant cracks or breaks that cause deterioration. You can replace this on your own, but we do recommend contacting professionals for safety reasons, and for proper replacement of the flashing.
Moss, Mold and Mildew Growth on Roof
Roofs that have a shady area tend to see mold, moss, and mildew growth. Allowing mold and fungi to continue growing can destroy shingles. If you see these issues, it shows you have trapped moisture on the roof. A stiff brush can remove it, but cleaning the roof properly and treating it with environmentally-friendly cleaning products is the best option.
What is Roof Rejuvenation
If you want to save thousands and still protect your home, call MultiMan Services. Our experts will examine the condition of your home, discuss various services that can assist in reducing aging to your home, and move forward with roof rejuvenation. Our roof rejuvenation will clean off all the dirt, mold, mildew, and other issues causing the roof to deteriorate. We then treat the roof with Roof MAXX Sealant, which extends the life of an average roof, and includes a 5-year transferrable warranty.