Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction Explains When to Consider Roof Replacement

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Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction, a company based in Wentzville, Missouri, has explained in a blog post when to consider roof replacement. It is important to remember that each roof has a certain lifespan. Beyond that period, the roof becomes leaky, beyond repair, and dangerous. That is why homeowners should not hesitate in having their roof replaced when their roof has already exceeded its lifespan. Or else, the roof represents a safety risk for the whole household.

Laura Cameron, a spokesperson for Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction, says, “You don't want to hesitate when it is time to replace your roof, because it becomes a safety hazard to you and your entire household. A declining roof should not be ignored.”

She continues, “Inspecting your roof can help minimize potential damage to the underlying deck boards. Some of the warning signs that indicate it’s time for a roof replacement include age, the buildup of moss and algae, damaged deck, wear and tear on flashing, bald looking shingles, and storm damage.”

Age is, of course, the primary factor that indicates that a roof may already need to be replaced. If a roof is 20 years old and above, it is advisable to have it inspected by a professional roofing expert to determine if it has to be replaced or simply repaired.

The buildup of moss or algae on the roof is another important factor. This buildup does not only affect the aesthetics of the roof but it could indicate the presence of a moisture problem with the roof that has to be resolved.

And as the roof ages, the flashing around vents and chimneys may begin to deteriorate. The wear and tear on the flashing may allow water to get in, causing a roof leak that must be addressed. Another effect of aging on a roof is the gradual removal of the protective granules of the shingles, resulting in bald looking shingles. This is a good indicator of the need to replace the roof.

And finally, it is always a good idea to have the roof inspected by a professional after a strong storm or extreme weather. High winds, hail, downed trees, or snowfall may damage the roof shingles, resulting in leaks and cracks. If the damage sustained by the roof is extensive, it may already need to be replaced. Some of the things to be inspected are: hail damage; the condition of the chimney cap or flue cap; penetration of pipe boots / sealant; the condition of the attic vent; the condition of the wall or chimney flashing; high nails; the loss of granules, blisters or curling of shingles; and uneven surfaces or soft decking. People who are interested can request a quote or schedule a free inspection by contacting them.

Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction has been providing roofing services since 1999. They specialize in residential roofing for homes in the cities of O’Fallon, St. Charles, Wentzville, Dardenne Prairie, Weldon Spring, Cottleville, St. Peters, Lake St. Louis, and other neighboring cities and towns. They have been certified by CertainTeed®, which guarantees that they are knowledgeable in proper roofing installation and roofing products. This ensures customers that they will get the best quality workmanship and service that have long-lasting results. They use various kinds of quality materials, like asphalt, cedar shakes, tile, and flat roofing.

There are a number of factors that make Brian Dawson Roofing stand out among the crowd. First of all, they are locally owned and operated since 1999, which means they have already established their roots in the area. They are also fully bonded, licensed, and insured, and they have the necessary experience in cedar shakes, asphalt, tile and flat roofing. All of their jobs are inspected by the owner and they will keep in contact with the customer even after the completion of the project. And lastly, they guarantee customer satisfaction.

Those who are interested in roof repair or replacement services and want to know more about Brian Dawson Roofing may want to check out their website, or contact them on the telephone, or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.


For more information about Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction, contact the company here:

Brian Dawson Roofing & Construction
Laura Cameron
(636) 465-9465
5039 Hwy P
Wentzville, MO 63385