Julian Construction Answers Question “When do you need to replace your roof?”

Posted January 3, 2016, under Blog

Julian Construction, Inc. (www.julianconstruction.com), a roofing, foundation repair and general construction company in Los Angeles, explains some roofing basics and how you can tell when your roof needs to be replaced.

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Julian De La Torre, founder of Julian Construction, says: “Roofs are designed to protect a structure from the elements, especially water. They can be built using various types of materials such as slate, rubber slate, wood shake, asphalt and metal. Whatever materials are used, a roof will eventually wear out over time and need repair or replacing. Evidence of roof problems can include missing, loose, warped or buckled shingles and tiles, which leave the underlying roofing materials unprotected and therefore susceptible to damage. Roof leaks are especially serious and should be immediately addressed to prevent them from getting worse and causing the dry rot and mold associated with water damage.”

“Roofs can be replaced at any time, even in wet weather. The process involves removing all of the existing roof shingles and paper. There may even be additional roof layers that need to be removed depending on the age of the house. Once this phase of the process is completed, any necessary repairs will be made. The next step is to lay down asphalt paper, then the new shingles, followed by flashing and installing the ridge vent. The costs associated with replacing a roof will depend on the steepness of the roof, the size of the area that will need to be replaced and the roofing materials that will be used.”

“Many homeowners allow too many layers of roof on their home. These layers of roofing add additional weight, causing sagging and broken wood beams. By proper removal, repair and shearing of the roof you make your home safer, and by installing a roof that will last, you can avoid water damage along with the dry rot and the molds associated with water intrusion.”

“Having your roof regularly inspected by a professional contractor is an important part of the roof maintenance process. When roof problems are detected early, not only will the repairs usually be less costly, it can help prevent other types of damage to your home. We can inspect your roof to find out what steps are needed to get it in top working order.”

Julian Construction owns its own company and is built on a “no middlemen” model – no salesmen, no subcontractors. When you work with Julian Construction you get the principals of the company and workers of Julian Construction under your home. The result is the highest quality work at affordable prices. They can be contacted by phone at 323 733-3377, by fax at 323 733-4477 or via their website, www.julianconstruction.com. You can see tips and advice about home foundations on their blog.

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