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One of the most stressful things for homeowners is learning that they have to replace their entire roof. If this is the case, however, it’s important to do so since your roof protects you against the elements. A roof that’s in bad condition not only offers poor protection, it can also end up putting your home and your family at risk. Get in touch with us when you need help repairing or replacing your roof’s shingles.
Updating the siding is one of the biggest alterations you can make to the exterior of your house. With the scale of the work and the skill set required to accomplish it, siding projects can be a substantial investment. This is where A & M Siding comes in. We offer cost-effective siding services that meet your needs and budget. Contact us to request a free estimate.
Soffit and Fascia
Just like the other parts of the roof, the soffits and fascias are constantly exposed to the elements, such as damaging wind, humidity, sun, and rain, not to mention the wildlife. It is best to inspect your soffit and fascias a few times a year.
One way to remember to inspect them is to do it when you clear out of your eavestroughs. Another good idea is to set a reminder in your phone or calendar to check the gutters in the spring and the fall. If you notice that your soffits and fascias appear damaged or worn out, it might be time to get them replaced. Some of the signs of deterioration to look for include the following:
- Rotted Wood
- Mould, Algae, or Fungus Growth
- Chipped Sections or Paint
- Sagging Sections
- Rodent Bite Marks
- Missing Boards
If you notice any of these issues, it’s probably time to call in the experts to repair or replace the affected areas with metal. Keeping your soffit and fascias in good condition is important as they affect the integrity of your roof. They prevent water from blowing into your house during a windy rainstorm, and help keep birds, insects, and bats away. They also aid in protecting the frame of your roof.
Perhaps the best feature of cedar roofing is the longevity of the shingles, most last in excess of 40 years. Another great benefit of cedar roofs is the visible signs that let you know it’s time to replace the cedar shakes. Replacing them in a timely fashion ensures your cedar roof system will be able to surpass its life expectancy.
You will know if it’s time to start considering to replace the cedar shakes on your roof for new ones when they start to show any of these signs:
Cracks or Splitting – Natural weathering can cause the split to have rounded edges and turn the interior’s colour into dull orange or a grayish hue. However, if the split has sharp edges and the interior colour is light orange, then it’s an impact split, which is probably caused by hail.
Splitting can also be caused by the wood’s expanding and contracting over a period of time due to moisture, and then drying in the summer heat.
It is natural for cracks and splits to occur since these are part of the aging process. However, when tiny hairline cracks start to grow, consider calling Advanced Roofing in to check your roof and give you advice on replacement.
Curling or cupping – When there are signs of curling or cupping in your roof, this is because the cedar shake is starting to curl upward and look distorted. This is a natural process brought by weathering and age. They are also signs of wood stress due to the sun’s UV rays and rain.
However, if the roofing felt is visible underneath, then you have cause for concern. It’s best to call Advanced Roofing.
Fraying –This usually when the bottom edge rots, often setting because of untreated moss, lichen, or algae. The rot is common in homes where the roof receives mostly shade and never dries out completely after a rainfall.
Replacing cedar shakes requires the skills of a professional, who will take into account the isolated area or the full extent that needs to be replaced. Your contractor should also consider your roof design, establish which fasteners to use in order to avoid leaks, and inspect the underlay to the cedar shakes. You can count on Advance Roofing to do all these.
During the assessment, we will look for any underlying problems that may be causing damage to your roof and provide you with the best solution. We also use Premium Grade Taper Sawn Cedar Shakes. Contact us to request a free estimate.