The Guide to Roofing Services: Keeping Your Home Safe and Dry

Introduction

Your roof is very important for your home. It keeps you safe, comfortable, and helps save money on heating and cooling.

Moffatt Bros. has been fixing roofs for 39 years. We do good work, talk clearly with you, and charge fair prices.

This guide will help you understand how to take care of your roof.

Why Roofing Services Matter

Roofing services include fixing, taking care of, and replacing roofs. These services are important for several reasons:

  1. First, a good roof keeps your home safe from rain, snow, and sun damage. When your roof is in good shape, it stops water from getting inside your house. This means you won’t have to worry about things like mold or wood rot, which can be expensive to fix.
  2. Second, a well-kept roof can help you save money on heating and cooling bills. When your roof is working right, it helps keep the heat in during winter and the cool air in during summer. This means your furnace and air conditioner don’t have to work as hard, which saves you money on your energy bills.
  3. Finally, a nice-looking roof makes your home look better from the outside. This is called “curb appeal.” When your roof looks good, it can make your whole house look nicer.

This can be important if you ever want to sell your home, because a nice-looking house is usually worth more money.

Types of Roofing Materials

There are different types of roofs, and each one has its own good and bad points.

Here are some of the most common types:

  • Shingle Roofs: These are the most popular kind of roof. They’re made of small, flat pieces of material that overlap each other. Shingle roofs are not too expensive and they’re easy to put on. They also come in many different colors, so you can choose one that looks good with your house.
  • Metal Roofs: These roofs are made of big sheets of metal, like steel or aluminum. They last a really long time, sometimes up to 50 years or more. They’re also good for places that get a lot of bad weather, like heavy snow or strong winds. That’s because the metal is very strong and can handle a lot of wear and tear.
  • Flat Roofs: These roofs are, well, flat! They don’t have a slope like most roofs do. Flat roofs are often used on modern-style homes because they give the house a clean, simple look. They’re also easier to walk on than sloped roofs, which makes them easier to take care of.

If you’re not sure which type of roof is best for your home, Moffatt Bros. Roofing can help. We offer virtual roof estimates within 24 hours. You can get started by visiting our virtual estimate landing page.

Signs Your Roof Needs Fixing

It’s a good idea to check your roof regularly to see if there are any problems. The sooner you catch a problem, the easier and cheaper it is to fix.

Here are some things to look out for:

  • Missing or Broken Shingles: If you see that some of the shingles on your roof are missing or broken, that’s a sign that your roof needs to be fixed. Even a small hole in your roof can let water in, which can cause big problems over time.
  • Sagging Parts: If you notice that parts of your roof are sagging or dipping down, that’s a serious problem. It means that the structure of your roof is weak in those spots. If you don’t fix a sagging roof, it could eventually cave in, which would be very dangerous and expensive.
  • Water Marks on Your Ceiling: If you see yellow or brown stains on your ceiling inside your house, that usually means you have a leak in your roof. The water is getting in through the roof and leaving marks as it drips down. If you see these marks, you should call a roofing expert right away to find and fix the leak.

If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait. Contact Moffatt Bros. Roofing for a virtual roof estimate within 24 hours.

How to Check Your Roof Safely

It’s important to check your roof regularly for problems, but it’s also important to do it safely. Here are some tips for checking your roof without putting yourself in danger:

  • Use Binoculars: You can get a good look at your roof without ever leaving the ground by using a pair of binoculars. Stand back from your house and use the binoculars to look closely at all the different parts of your roof.
  • Check from a Window: If you have a second-story window that gives you a good view of your roof, you can use that to look for problems. Just open the window and carefully look at as much of the roof as you can see.
  • Hire a Professional: The safest way to get your roof checked is to hire a professional roofing contractor. They have the equipment and experience to safely inspect every part of your roof, and they’ll know how to spot problems that you might miss.

Remember, it’s never a good idea to climb up on your roof yourself. Roofs can be very slippery and dangerous, especially if they’re steep or wet.

For a safe and thorough roof inspection, consider getting a virtual roof estimate from Moffatt Bros. Roofing.

When to Call a Roof Expert

Sometimes, roof problems are too big or too complicated to handle on your own. That’s when it’s time to call in a professional roofing contractor.

Here are a couple of situations where you should definitely get expert help:

  • Major Damage: If a big storm has torn off a lot of shingles, or if a tree has fallen on your roof, you’re going to need professional repairs. Trying to fix major damage yourself is not only difficult, it can also be dangerous.
  • You’re Not Sure: If you’ve looked at your roof and you think there might be a problem, but you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe than sorry. A professional roofer can inspect your roof and tell you for certain whether repairs are needed.

In these situations, don’t hesitate to reach out to Moffatt Bros. Roofing.

We offer virtual roof estimates within 24 hours, so you can quickly get expert advice on your roof’s condition.

Fixing vs. Replacing Your Roof

When your roof has problems, you generally have two options: you can repair the damaged parts, or you can replace the entire roof. Here are some things to consider when making this decision:

  • How Bad the Damage Is: If the damage to your roof is relatively minor and confined to a small area, a repair might be all you need. But if the damage is widespread or severe, it might be more cost-effective in the long run to replace the whole roof.
  • How Old Your Roof Is: Most roofs are designed to last around 20 to 25 years. If your roof is getting close to that age and it’s starting to have problems, it might make more sense to replace it rather than sink money into repairs.
  • The Cost: Repairs are almost always going to be cheaper than a full roof replacement, at least in the short term. But if your roof needs frequent repairs, those costs can add up over time. In some cases, replacing the roof can be a better investment.

If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your roof, Moffatt Bros. Roofing can help.

Get a virtual roof estimate within 24 hours, and we’ll provide expert advice on the best option for your situation.

Picking a Good Roofing Company

When you need roofing work done, it’s important to choose a contractor you can trust. Here are some things to look for:

  • Experience: Look for a company that has been in business for a while. The longer a company has been around, the more experience they have, and the better they’re likely to be at their job.
  • Insurance and Licensing: Make sure the company you hire is properly insured and licensed to do roofing work in your area. This protects you in case something goes wrong during the job.
  • Good Reviews: Check online review sites and ask around to see what other people have to say about the company. If most of the reviews are positive, that’s a good sign.

We’ve been in business for 39 years, we’re fully insured and licensed, and we have many positive reviews from satisfied customers.

To see for yourself, get a virtual roof estimate from us within 24 hours.