Do you know what shape your home's roof is in?  It's one of the most important parts of your house -  the roof is the primary part of the home that is able to keep you and your home safe. Not only from those outside and around you, but also from the weather elements.  Living in the Minneapolis area, you know that the winds, snow and other weather can be harsh. This is why having the best roof on your home is ideal. However, how do you know when it is time to make the replacement?

A visual inspection of your roof is the first place to start.  Always make sure to take care and proceed with caution if you intend to climb on a ladder to see the top of your roof.

Water Damage:  This is one of the biggest things that you can look for. It can be on the top of the roof, or even on the inside of the home on the ceilings. You want to make sure to check out each spot on a ceiling where there is a dark stain that could be from water.    Also check inside the attic space Loose Roofing Granules:  If there are granules from the shingles floating in the gutters or at the base of your downspouts, then it might be time to do a roof replacement. A few granules here and there isn't unusual, but when you've got an accumulation that's an indication that the shingles are now breaking down. Missing, Broken or Cracked Areas:  If there are missing, broken and cracked areas of shingles on your roof, then you should probably consider having it inspected by a reputable professional roofing company.  If the areas are small and limited, a repair might be sufficient.  But if your roof is older and the damaged area is larger, it might be wise to do a replacement now before it deteriorates further and causes problems to the rest of your home.  Also check the flashing at the same time, and if it is broken or ripped, make sure to repair or replace it as well. Replacing your roof before it fails your home is essential. For your roof to do its job, you have to stay on top of needed repairs before it becomes too late. If you’d like to have a free inspection done on your roof, call us here at Quarve. We are able to provide you with an estimate of how much it would be to replace the roof in question or have it repaired. Quarve Contracting, Inc. is a licensed MN exterior home improvement contractor, serving the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.  In addition to siding, replacement doors and windows, and gutters, we install asphalt and metal roofing.