Do you need a new roof? If you are like most people, you go in and out of your home during the day and rarely look up. Unless you have recently replaced your roof, it might be time to do an inspection and learn a little about your roof and Flat roofing Minneapolis.

The National Roofing Contractors Association suggestions you start doing this inspection twice a year, in the spring and the fall. When you start the inspection of your roof, start from the interior of your home. Find a light and take it with you to the attic. The things you want to look for are signs of leaks or water damage, any areas that are sagging, trails or spots that are darker than the others, and light that is coming in from outside. When you check the outside area of your roof, look for damaged spots or shingles that are missing. Search for cracks, tears or bald spots. Pieces of shingles in your gutters, if you have them, can be a sign of extreme wear. Rotting or algae growth could be a water issue. Try and follow your drainage lines and check that the gutters and spouts are attached and that all drains are open so that the water can run down and out.

If you find water damage it does not mean that you need a total roof replacement. If your roof was installed correctly and it is not yet 15 to 20 years old, you may need a repair. Calling roofing contractor Minneapolis that specializes in Flat roofing to get quotes of the work and the cost may be what you need. Knowing whether not it is time to replace your roof is based on what type of roof you have and where you live. A cedar roof should last 20 years. A tile roof can last upwards of 100 years but some tiles may crack and need replacing. A concrete roof should never need to be replaced.

Doing an inspection yourself and knowing what you have will tell you when you need repairs and replacement. Do not wait until water is flowing into your living room to from a leaking roof to find out the state of your roof.