Top Common Roofing Questions Answered

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler

Laurence Rissler has spent his entire career in the building, roofing and contracting industry. He is owner of Rissler All-Weather Roofing & Repairs. When not high on a roof, he enjoys serving God, being a husband, and is the father of 5 children.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF A FAILING ROOF?

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Many signs of a failing roof are obvious and can be spotted during a visual inspection. Warning signs of a failing roof include:

  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Obvious sagging
  • Exposed nail heads
  • Curled, cracked, or blistering shingles
  • Granules or debris in your gutters
  • Missing or damaged flashing
  • Dark or stained areas
  • Higher-than-average heating and cooler bills
  • Water leaks in your top-floor ceilings

If your home has an asphalt shingle roof that’s more than 20 years old, it may need to be replaced even if it isn’t showing outward signs of failure.

More Questions and Answers

DIFFERENT TYPES OF METAL ROOFS?

For the purposes of this question, we are going to break down the types of metal roofing based on the roofing materials.

METAL ROOF COLORS?

The good news is that metal roofs come in a whole rainbow of colors! The “bad” news is that this may make

CAN A METAL ROOF BE REPAINTED?

There are times when building owners become interested in repainting their current metal roofs. This may be to freshen up the building

SKYLIGHTS ON METAL ROOFING?

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need

METAL ROOFING FIRE RESISTANT?

When it comes to fire ratings and metal roofing, the higher melting point of copper and steel leads to a naturally higher

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