3 Situations Where A New Roof Is Necessary in Park City

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We love what we do, but we know that having to purchase a new roof isn’t always the most exciting purchase; it is an essential one, though.

Homeowners will sometimes try to push off putting a new roof on their home for a few years and choose to do repairs on their roof instead.

While some situations might allow for this without having roofing failures, there are situations where the best course of action is to have a new roof installed ASAP.

Let’s take a look at 3 situations where Park City homeowners want to replace rather than repair their roof.

Fiber Glass Is Showing Through Asphalt Shingles

If your home as an asphalt shingle roof, a big sign that is time to replace your roof is exposed fiberglass.

Asphalt shingles are conventionally made with a fiberglass backing. The asphalt is then bonded to the fiberglass backing before the shingle is ready for sale.

If the fiberglass is showing, that means that the protective asphalt layer has been worn down.

Not replacing your roof when the fiberglass begins to show leads to roof leaks which can end up significant damage to your home.

Homeowners can check if the fiberglass is coming through by looking at their roof and checking for reflective patches of shingles.

The fiberglass will have a sheen when the sun is hitting it.

If you can start to see fiberglass, it’s time for a new roof.

Metal Is Fading or Punctured

Metal roofs can be the longest lasting roofing solution for homeowners when the right materials and installation practices are used.

Metal roofs can last up to 50 years without needing to be replaced, but old metal roofs will begin to show signs that it is time to reroof.

One of the first signs that it is time to consider replacing a metal roof is if the metal begins to fade. If the paint starts fading or cracking, the metal becomes much more vulnerable.

One of the aspects of a metal roof that gives it durability is the coating. If the coating begins to fail, your roof is more susceptible to failures.

Another few things to look for are punctures, fallen screws, and cracked neoprene washers. If you notice these issues on your metal roof, it could be time to replace it.

Constant Leaking in Multiple Places

If your home is experiencing consistent leaking in multiple areas throughout your home, you will likely need to have your roof replaced.

Homes that leak in multiple areas will often require a significant amount of work to the point where getting an entirely new roof installed makes more sense.

Leaks in multiple places are signals of a bad roof installation. Often enough underlayment isn’t used by some companies, details are ignored for the sake of speed, and cheap materials are installed that weren’t designed for Park City’s mountain climate and yearly snowfall.

If your home leaks in multiple places, you might need to start thinking about getting your roof replaced. It is best to consult a quality roofing company to see what steps are required to get your home protected.

Conclusion

Having to have a new roof installed on your home isn’t the most exciting purchase that you need to make, but it is incredibly crucial that your home is protected from the harsh winters we have in Park City.

Homes that aren’t properly roofed and protected from the elements can have significant damages caused by leaks.

If your home has fiberglass showing through the shingles, experiences consistent leaks in multiple areas of your home, or your metal has been punctured or is fading; it might be time to get a new roof.

 
Randy Jimenez