Midlands Roofing | Residential Roofing in Elgin, SC
Often disregarded, or rather often left unseen when repairs and renovations are being done on a home, the roof remains an integral part of your property. Just like you take a lot of care when installing the foundation of your home, you should also take a lot of care when installing or carrying out maintenance on your roofing and here is why …
Roofing products are expensive. You want to ensure that your roofing is installed properly to avoid wasting money on frequent repairs or even full roof replacement if you used sub-standard roofing products. Additionally, given that your roofing will be in charge of protecting all the possessions within your home as well as your loved ones, it is important to keep it in good condition. A quality roof will not only make improve the curb appeal of your entire estate but also help attract better offers should you decide to put your home in the market.
The first step to ensuring that you have a quality roof atop your home is to hire highly-trained and seasoned roofing contractors who have access to premium roofing materials, industry knowledge on how to install the particular type of roof you need, a wealth of experience spotting yet-to-be and existing roofing issues, and, the knowledge on how to carry out roofing maintenance. Here at Midlands Roofing & Exteriors, we have a tried and tested history of excellence serving the residents of Elgin and Columbia, SC resolve all their roofing needs. We offer a wide range of services to residents of Columbia and surrounding areas including roof installations using different roofing materials, roof inspections, roof damage repairs, and, replacements.
Do you want a new roof installed? Do you need damages to your roofing repaired or are you looking to give your home a facelift by replacing your old roof? We are the experts to call! Simply dial 803-414-6801 to talk to get a free estimate from one of our trusted roofing professionals.
True to word, we believe in offering extra value to all our customers. In the article below, we will discuss the top signs and pointers that likely indicate you need to replace your roof, popular types of roofing materials that you should consider using, and, why we are the experts to hire in Elgin, SC.
Top Signs That You Need to Replace Your Roof
Wondering why you should pay a specialist for a roof inspection when you can easily find a roof maintenance checklist online? Well, we understand where you’re coming from and would like you to understand why you should always work with a roofing specialist. Annual roof inspections are important when it comes to maximizing the lifespan of your roof.
Here are a few key things to look out for:
Decaying or Rotting Roofing Components
One of the most common issues that we have come upon when called to replace roofs is decaying roofing components. Most commonly used roofing materials such as metal and asphalt shingles are usually held in place by timber which is susceptible to decay and rot especially when exposed to moisture or water.
If your roofing was installed in such a way that water gets to the timber, it may start rotting or decaying after some time. Given that your roofing is at the zenith of your home – a hard to reach place – the best way to identify if your roofing requires replacement because of rot is to first call us to inspect your roofing. Should we detect any rot, we will replace the affected area or overhaul the entire roof necessary. Though replacing the entire roof may be more expensive to compared to carrying out minor repairs, it can help avert an eventual roof cave in.
Cracked/Broken Roofing or Missing Roofing Materials
Your roofing materials such as tiles may crack or be broken by debris such as falling tree branches. Over time, some parts of your roof such as shingles may detach and fall off. Cracked or missing roofing materials will not only diminish the beauty of your roof, they will also diminish the integrity of your roofing.
Remember that minor damages such as cracks tend to exacerbate when left unchecked. If you notice that your roof has started cracking or there are missing components, we can carry out the necessary repairs professionally in a timely manner. If the damage is extensive, we can advice you on other roofing materials you can use to replace your existing roof and carry out the installation.
Your Roofing is Old
Your roofing will no doubt lose its efficacy over time. If you own an old house whose roofing has never been replaced, it may be time to install a new one. On choosing to install a new roof, you will get to avoid constant repairs while at the same time getting the choice to choose from modern roofing materials that are more durable and conform to the new green building standards being adopted across most localities.
To Conform with Local Building Codes
There are certain buildings codes that your building must conform with for it to be considered habitable by local authorities and your local homeowners association. For example, the roofing installed in your property should not be made from toxic materials that contain asbestos.
Our roofing technicians have extensive knowledge on the local building codes and we will advice you on how to ensure that your roofing is up to code. After reading the notes left behind by your home inspector, our technicians will review how we can renovate your roofing so that you can meet the standards set by the authorities in your locality. Note that failure to conform with the local building codes can result in hefty fines or even denial of an insurance claim by your insurer. Call us today on 803-414-6801 to understand if your roofing meets the local code.
Now that you understand why your home may need a new roof, we will go ahead and discuss some of the top roofing materials that you can use in your home and their benefits.
Types of Roofing Materials to Consider Using in Your Elgin Home
Looking to replace your roofing in Elgin, SC or the surrounding areas? Here are some roofing materials for you to consider …
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
This is the most common type of roofing across most American homes. Asphalt shingles are favored because they are durable with roofing made of this material lasting for upwards of 30 years. This material is also lightweight meaning that it does not usually stress the roof’s supporting structures. Asphalt shingles also repel moisture and help keep condensation out of the attic.
Some of the other benefits of using this roofing material include:
- They are affordable (Costs range between $1.50 to $6 per square foot)
- They are durable
- They require little maintenance when properly installed
- There is a huge supply of asphalt shingle roofs
- They can withstand the rigors of most climatic conditions
- They come in a variety of colors
Metal roofs are usually made of metals such as steel, aluminum and zinc. When installing metal roofing, you can either choose between shingles and panels (sheets). Metal roofs come in a variety of designs, shapes and colors. They are highly durable with a properly installed roof lasting up to around 80 years.
Some benefits of installing a metal roof on your home include:
- It is durable
- It requires very little maintenance
- It is relatively affordable (The cost of a metal roof will be dictated by the metal used in manufacturing the roof, its design and size)
- It is highly recyclable
- It comes in a variety of colors
Terracotta and Clay Roofing
Clay and terracotta roofs are usually made from natural materials before being baked at extremely high temperatures. They come in a wide variety of colors and shapers and are favored for their durability and the fact that they can retain their appeal for many years. Since they are made of natural materials, they are also favored by eco-conscious homeowners.
Some of the benefits of using clay and terracotta roofing include:
- They can be found in a variety of shapes and colors
- They are visually appealing
- They are affordable
- They are easy to install
- They do not require a lot maintenance
- They can withstand exposure to the elements
Slate and Stone Roofing
Slate roofs are usually cut from natural stone. They are mostly favored by many homeowners because they are highly durable and can last for a whooping 150 years! Slate roofs also give a home a unique look and since they come in a variety of colors, you can choose the aesthetics you want at the top of your roof.
Some of the benefits of installing a slate or stone roofing include:
- It has a long lifespan
- It requires very little maintenance
- It comes in a wide range of colors including blue, green, red, and, grey
When choosing a roofing material for your home, you should be guided by the architectural design of your home, available capital and expected lifespan of the roofing.
Why Choose Midlands Roofing & Exteriors for Your Residential Roofing Needs?
For your roofing to function properly, it is important to first identify which type of roofing will work best in the climatic conditions of your area. Next, you should source for premium roofing products and have them installed by highly-trained roofing contractors. The contractors that you hire should be adept at installing the particular type of roofing you need, have the capability to inspect your roof and carry out the necessary repairs or replacements (where necessary), and finally, they should have a lot of roofing experience. This is exactly what we at Midlands Roofing & Exteriors offer residents of Elgin, SC.
For the past decade, we have been ensuring that clients who come calling have access to quality roofing materials and installation services, roof repair, roof replacements, and roof maintenance services. If your roofing needs attention or you need a quote for the installation or replacement of a roof in Elgin, SC give us a call on 803-414-6801.