The standard rule is that if a roof is of good quality and well-installed, it should last a home approximately 20 years. Of course, our climate has a little say in the matter, as well, and heavy snow, wind, hail, and cold will cut that life span considerably shorter. That’s one of the reasons that you can’t necessarily trust your eyes when it comes to your roof’s condition. In order to get an accurate idea of what shape your roof is really in, you will need a free inspection from qualified roofers in Pueblo. With their experience, even minor damage can’t hide. While you have an expert on site to look at your roof, you may want him to inspect other items, too, like your flashing, gutters and downspouts. These items take a pretty major hit from Mother Nature, as well, and having damaged or clogged gutters can lead to more roof repairs down the road. If your downspouts aren’t functioning properly, water can pool around your home’s foundation and weaken it as well as leak into your basement.
The results of an inspection will determine what work, if any, needs to be done to take care of any roofing issues you may have. Minor damage like some broken or missing shingles will be easy enough to repair and will involve very little time and cost. More serious damage can require a re-roofing, where new roofing material is installed over the previous roof to restore is strength and integrity. The most severe damage may call for a complete tear-off and a new roof. Obviously this is the most invasive and expensive type of roof repair, but it will remedy any storm damage or catastrophic failure from falling limbs or branches. A new roof is also an opportunity to upgrade the overall appearance of your home by selecting roofing materials in colors or textures that will flatter and complement your home. This can increase curb appeal and add to the value of your home. Experienced Roofers in Pueblo area can also help you select roofing material that will increase the energy-efficiency of your home and lower your monthly heating and cooling costs.
Cornerstone Roofing & Gutter has 40 years of experience in the roofing business. They are licensed and bonded and can offer you free inspections and estimates on roof work. They will even help you with any insurance claims.