Is your roof screaming to be replaced? Older homes need new roofs every twenty or more years, based on the type of roofing materials originally used. A roof can only be repaired for 20 years or less before it needs replacing.

Signs that you need a new roof include:

  • Bits and pieces of cracked shingles or tiles on the ground
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Curled shingle edges
  • Bald spots on shingles where the bitumen is missing
  • Shingles missing in the roof valleys
  • Metal flashing strips on the ground
  • Piles of shingle granules or rock at downspout outlets

These are the major indications for replacement for shingle roofs. Tile roofs can have similar problems. Flat roofs will leak from water puddles when a replacement is needed. Y

You need an inspection by a reliable contractor for Des Moines roof replacement. This is especially important after a major storm. Do not climb on the roof yourself.

Causes of roof damage

Your roof has several layers that can be damaged by heavy weather. Shingles and tiles protect the underlayment and your attic space.

Iowa receives weather systems during the year that will damage roofs. This includes snow, wind and hail. Large hailstones will pit most shingles and tiles. The extent of hailstone damage will determine your need for repairs or a new roof.

Wind and rain damage from cyclonic storms are major causes of roof damage. High winds can loosen nails and shingles.Your roof and insulation must be attached securely to the deck. Windstorms can also bring tree limbs and other harmful debris to the roof. Your roof should be inspected after a major storm.

Flashings are metal strips at valleys and around chimneys and skylights that protect the underlayment against water damage. Loose flashings allow water to flow under the roof, and can lead to a build-up of mold.

Des Moines roof replacement

The VanWeelden Company has served the Des Moines area for 20 years with quality roof installation, repairs and maintenance. This company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and guarantees its work.

Contact VanWeelden Company for a free estimate and financing information for a new roof in the Des Moines area.

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