The best ways any homeowner in Gilbert can keep their roof healthy usually boil down to two factors: 1) the roof is maintained with a level of care that meets or exceeds the industry-recommended standard; and, 2) the roof receives regularly scheduled inspections to assess the structure for signs of damage or issues that may require repair service. If both of these practices are carried out by an Arizona homeowner, their roof should last for decades, whether it's located in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, or elsewhere in the Grand Canyon State.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that your roof may be in need of being replaced is the appearance of leaks inside your home. If you see evidence of leaks inside your home or business, you must address the problem right away to avoid any further structural damage, rotting wood or the growth of unhealthy mold.
If you have a shingle roof and you live in Gilbert, you may have already seen the shingles start to curl or lift up from the roof. Shingle asphalt often begins to crack, loosen, and pull away from its underlayment attachment; this is a common problem we hear reported from our Gilbert clients. You may have even discovered shingles coming off the roof entirely, particularly after strong winds, as we are all too familiar with thanks to the Arizona monsoon season!
If your Gilbert home is constructed with a tile roof, be sure to keep a close eye out for indications of rotting wood around the eaves. This is a serious sign of tile roof failure, and if you have an untrained eye, it can be difficult to spot until it is too late. By this point, indoor leaks have likely already begun to occur. To prevent issues with tile roofing on Arizona homes, we suggest regular professional inspection of all tile roofs whose lifespan is 12 years or older. During this inspection, our technicians will lift the roofing tiles to assess the state of the underlayment. If this foundational layer has become dry, brittle, or damaged from the elements, a partial or full replacement may be in order.
A fair number of Gilbert homeowners opt for a flat roof rather than a tile or shingle roofing structure. Over time and due to natural wear-and-tear, the surface of most flat roofs wears down. The top layer of the roof becomes thinner, weaker, and more susceptible to leaks. The lifespan as well as the performance of a flat roof can be greatly improved with the application of our 5-ply foam roof restoration coating. This roofing material is generally compatible with any flat roof on any residential or commercial property in Gilbert. If for some reason yours is not easily repaired or replaced by a foam-roof alternative, don’t worry — our local roofing company is more than happy and always prepared to find another solution.
Is the roof of your Gilbert home or local business showing signs of aging? Call today to get prompt service from our Express Roofing contractors. (480) 226-4245