Looking for a Roofing Contractor?
If your roof needs some attention, call Exteriors West. Our team works on both residential and commercial roofs, so our neighbors’ homes and businesses are all ready to face whatever the weather has in store.
Our experienced roofers can take care of any problem, big or small, that your roof is facing. Whether you need a routine inspection, regular maintenance, or a full tear-off and new roof installation, we’re happy to help. Buying or selling a home? It’s a great time to have the roof looked at. Getting your roof patched up could even increase your home or business’s energy efficiency. Whatever your roof needs, we can take care of it.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing — And More
Asphalt is the most common roofing material for residential roofs, and there’s a very good reason for that. It’s both affordable and durable, lasting for decades before needing replacement. The guaranteed lifespan depends on the manufacturer, but generally speaking, you can count on your asphalt shingle roof lasting around 25 years. After that time, even light damage could mean extensive repair.
Aging shingles can’t protect your roof (or the rest of your home) as well as new ones. Plus, if your shingles are reaching the end of their useful lifespan, it’s probably been a while since the underlayment was inspected for damage. Even if you don’t have an active leak in your home, there could still be some serious water damage happening beneath the surface.
Signs Your Roof Is Compromised
Short of an active leak, it can be hard to tell when your roof is extensively damaged. Here are a few things to look out for that could be signs of a damaged roof, even if yours looks fine.
- Mold. This is a clear sign that water is getting somewhere it shouldn’t. If you have mold or water spots on exterior walls, there’s probably something wrong with your roof.
- Rust. You’ll most likely spot this around your gutters, flashing, or roof vents. Rusty metal is weakened metal and isn’t as good at protecting the structure.
- Loose/Damaged Flashing. These are the thin, stair-stepped metal sheets that protect gaps at intersections on your roof, such as around the chimney or near walls. If these sheets are damaged, rusty, or coming loose, they could easily let water infiltrate the structure.
Roof leaks can get out of control easily, so it’s important to call a roofing expert as soon as you suspect one might be forming. If you notice these or any other signs of a potential leak, give us a call.
Commercial and Residential Roofing Company
Exteriors West provides commercial roofing services as well. Commercial roofs may need repair or replacement more or less often than residential ones, depending on several factors. These include the type of material your roof is made of, how old it is, and the weather conditions in your area. TPO roofing, for example, lasts around 30 years if properly maintained.
The best way to ensure a beautiful, long-lasting roof is to have regular inspections done. For business roofs, an annual inspection is recommended to stay on top of your roof’s maintenance. As roofs age, they need more frequent maintenance and are more likely to develop larger problems. If your commercial roofing materials are reaching the end of their useful lifespan — or if it’s just been a while since you’ve had them inspected — don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Exteriors West: Battle Ground WA’s Local Roofing Company
If your roof needs attention, don’t wait. You could save yourself from thousands of dollars of damage by acting quickly when your roof is damaged. Even if you don’t think you need a roof repair, an inspection and a little preventative maintenance go a long way. It lets us spot small problems and fix them before they turn into big ones.
Exteriors West can handle roofing projects of any scale, from small repairs to full-on roof replacements. Whatever your home or business needs, our team can take care of it. Give us a call today to get started on your roof project!