Is It Time For A New Roof?

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roof inspection for hail damage

Asphalt shingles with hail damage.

Now that Winter is over, you should take the time to get your roof checked out. Winter weather in Michigan is brutal and it may have damaged your roof. Snow, sleet, and hail can cause holes to appear in the roof shingles or leakage through shutters.

It seems like it’s been raining every day. Recently a homeowner called their window company because they noticed water around their window. They thought it was the seal on the window, but were told the window was fine. It turned out that a shingle had been pushed back and water streamed along some flashing on wood that bordered a window. Luckily they called us for an inspection and a minor repair took care of it.

If you have any leaks or suspect damage in your roof, contact us today!

How Long a Roof Lasts in Michigan

Luckily, our customer didn’t need a new roof. Age, weather conditions, and location of a home have a lot to do with how long a roof will last. You can even see the difference between Michigan counties! Homes on wooded lots in Brighton or Howell may get more wear than those closer together in a Novi neighborhood. When you’re in the 15-20 year time frame and suspect problems, get a free roof inspection by a reputable roofer. You still may have many years before needing a new roof.

You may already know that it’s time for a new roof and just want to get an inspection to confirm or get an estimate for replacement. When its time, doing it smartly and with a local roofer can be a relatively painless experience.

Benefits of Getting a New Roof

There are several benefits of getting a new roof. From appearances to functions, getting a new roof can make your house so much better.

  • Energy Efficiency

A new roof can save money on cooling and heating bills. During the winter, heat escapes through a deteriorating roof which in turn causes your heating bills to be higher in cost. With a new roof, your Spring and Summer can be cool and less expensive!

  • Greater Safety

An old roof can be dangerous. Water leaks in your house can cause mold which can pollute the air in the household. Older roofs are also more prone to pest and animal invasions that can invade your home.

  • Increases the Value of Your Home

Are you looking to sell your house? A stable new roof can improve the resale value of your home as well as attracting potential home buyers.

  • Better Appearance

Along with the many other benefits, a new roof can greatly improve the appearance of your house. Different colored shingles can enhance the look of your home and make it look years younger.

Choosing a Local Roofer

Of course, we hope you choose Eastbrook Construction. We repair or replace roofs for people in the Brighton, Howell, Novi, Fenton, and other communities in or near Southeastern Michigan. Call us today at 248-877-9247 or request a free quote on your roof.  If you’ve been thinking about your roof don’t wait! Now is the time to schedule an appointment for a free inspection and/or quote.