By Steve Bachman
of Ready Roofing, L.L.C.

All of us living in the Desert Ridge, Tatum Highlands, and Tatum Ranch corridor may not realize where the time has gone. Believe it or not, most of our homes here are coming up on 25 years old or older. Most homes in this area were built between 1992 and 1998. This is getting to the point where people may consider replacing their roofs.

When we say roofs we don’t mean the tiles that you see from the street, but the underlayment paper and all the related metals that go on the roof. The underlayment paper is the protective part between the tiles and the roof and is an integral part in keeping your home protected.

So, how do we know if it’s actually time to replace your roof? The best way is to have a licensed roofer come over, get on the roof, and open up a few areas to see what’s going on. Here are some things to look for:
• Visible damage to tiles that you can see from the street level.
• Water stains inside the house or garage ceiling.
• Falling roof tiles from the edge as the fascia board holding might be compromised.
• Rotted or damaged wood at the eaves (the area of wood around the edges).
• The general feeling that your roof is old and you just want to know what’s going on.

With a roof, when it leaks, it’s already an indication that it’s time to be replaced. Contact us and mention this article for a no-cost roof evaluation.

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