The most severe rains are now leaving Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley, so if your roof is older you may be wondering if you need a new roof or if you can get by with your existing roof and get it repaired.
Homeowners and commercial building owners ask the same question and it’s not surprising.
A quality roof isn’t cheap but when the roof’s installed properly or repaired well then it’s going to make your home, apartment, church, or office building more energy efficient in the summer and winter.
Garvey Roofing, Monrovia, is a local roofing contractor serving all cities in the San Gabriel Valley and roofing all varieties of buildings and homes, including historic homes.
Garvey Roofing installs roofs for all seasons
That means roofs are installed properly to withstand these once-in-a-decade heavy rains and protect against summer heat. And Garvey Roofing installs roofs with fire season in mind, as well.
Most homeowners and commercial building owners pay attention to their roof when it pours, like it just did, but ignore their roof during the hottest days. Here’s how the weather cycle works together.
Heat can degrade roofs that are older or weren’t constructed well. High temperatures can dry out asphalt shingles or underlayment beneath a tile roof and the adhesive begins loosening.
Rainwater seeps in between the loose shingles while washing away the protective coatings on shingles. It’s not a cycle you notice, but it happens and that’s one reason roofs begin aging and don’t last their lifetime.
Do you need a roof or just a roof repair?
Here are things to consider:
How long do you think you’ll be living in your current home or owning your commercial building? If you’ll be in for about 5 years or less and you have a minor leak then it’s possible you can get by with a roof repair. Maybe metal flashing around vents or air conditioners need repair and that could stop a leak.
However, if you’ll be in your home for much more than 5 years and you’re noticing signs of aging then consider getting a new roof installed.
What are those signs of aging?
- Older shingles that curl up and become brittle from the heat
- Missing shingles and ridge cap shingles
- Older underlayment that’s showing signs of wear
- Water spots in the attic or under overhangs
- Water could be pooling on low-slope roofs
These are just a few clues.
Garvey Roofing holds four roofing licenses including fireproofing and general contracting. Thomas Garvey has been operating Garvey Roofing for 30 years and cares for the whole roofing system including attic insulation and ventilation.
In addition, Garvey Roofing can install seamless gutters to move water away from the home or commercial building’s foundation.
Thomas Garvey can also custom install rainwater harvesting systems so you catch enough water off your roof to water your fruit trees and flowers.
It’s not just rain that damages roofs. It’s the entire year’s worth of weather including high winds.
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Garvey Roofing also makes a guarantee that’s unique in the industry—all labor and materials are guaranteed for your peace of mind.
Call (626) 358-9208.