Replacing the roof of your home or business isn’t an easy undertaking, but it is an important one. The necessity of having a roof over your head isn’t just a figure of speech; it’s a piece of good, if not obvious, advice. What isn’t obvious to many Killeen home and business owners is when the roof over your head just isn’t cutting it anymore. Your roof works hard to keep you safe, dry, and comfortable. In most cases, you’re only really going to think about your roof when it stops doing what it’s supposed to be doing. Like any home repair, there are a few things you can do before the worst-case roofing scenario comes to pass. At Martinez Pete Roofing we have some tips and tricks any home or business owner can easily follow to avoid the costly hassle that can arise when roofing issues aren’t dealt with in a timely manner.
We’ve been in the roofing business for over 40 years, providing Killeen home and business owners with the highest quality roofing work on the market.
One of the best ways to check your existing roof for any structural damage to literally do just that. A leaking roof can cause a myriad of issues with any building, including damage to the structural integrity of the whole kit and caboodle. Instead of waiting for a heavy rainfall and carefully inspecting if water is making its way in, going into the attic during a sunny day and keeping your eyes peeled for sunlight is an incredibly effective measure of how your roof is holding up. If you can see any light coming through, it’s time to call in a professional.
Your roof is the first barrier between the inside of your home or business, and the elements. Our certified specialists at Martinez Pete Roofing suggest having your roof inspected bi-annually. Try to schedule inspections before the change of seasons so that preventative maintenance can be performed. If you’re located in the Killeen area, you can call to have one of our roofing experts sent over for a thorough and professional inspection.
Asphalt or shingled roofs have an average lifespan of approximately 25 years, although in many situations external circumstances lower that age to around 15 years. You can find out the age of your roof by looking at the various pieces of paperwork from the purchase of your property, but trying to hazard a guess can be trickier than one might think. If you’re unable to get ahold of documentation regarding your Killeen roof’s age, Martinez Pete Roofing will be able to help you discern the state of your existing structure and give you some advice as to when replacement will be necessary.