One of the Leading Roofing Contractors in Clinton Township MI Says Homeowners Shouldn’t Worry About the Roof During the Pandemic

Miller's Home Improvement, a roofing contractor in Clinton Township MI, has announced that they have recently published a blog post that offers three reasons why homeowners need not worry too much about their roof during the pandemic. If homeowners have found or had the following, they won’t need to worry about their roof: they’ve had a recent roofing maintenance service; they didn’t find any visible leaks; and the utilities are still stable such as there is no need to turn up the thermostat on a freshly-cleaned HVAC system.

Eric Miller, owner of Miller's Home Improvement, says, “During this time of pandemic, there are a lot of things to worry about. But your roof should not be one of them, especially if you have just had a roofing maintenance service, you weren’t able to find any visible leaks, and the air-conditioning system appears to be working properly, which means that the roof is doing its job of serving as insulation.”

Nevertheless, it may be a good idea to look for any indication that the roof may need to be repaired or replaced. First of all, homeowners may notice some loose or missing shingles on the roof. Those could have been caused by a heavy storm or it could be that the roof is already beyond its prime. If the roof appears to be too old, the shingles may have already started deteriorating and falling off. Thus, they are no longer able to provide the necessary protection for the home.

According to the Miller's Home Improvement blog post, a sagging roof may also be an indicator that the roof may already be weak and deteriorating. This means that the roof may already need to be replaced. However, it is also possible that the roof had been installed improperly or that there is not enough support. Whatever the case, the roof will need to be either repaired or replaced.

The homeowner may also find that some shingles are cracking, curling, dry, or blistering. These are indications that they have reached the end of their useful life and that the roof may need to be replaced. And it should be noted that blistering may be an indication of relatively high humidity levels, which means there is a source of moisture or the roof ventilation is inadequate.

Another indication that the roof may already need to be replaced is the presence of loose granules in the gutters. This means the shingles are deteriorating because they have gone beyond their prime.

It may also be that there are dark or dirty areas on the roof. Those dark areas are usually the result of granules falling off from the shingles. They may also be caused by algae or moss growth on the roof, which have to be eliminated as early as possible from the roof.

The presence of water damage in the attic or anywhere in the home may mean that the shingle underlayment is insufficient or the flashing on the roof has deteriorated. It should be noted that the presence of mold or mildew means there is inadequate roof ventilation.

There may also be a number of exposed or loose nail heads on the roof. Nails that are popping out from their appropriate places are indications that water may penetrate the roof and get into the home. If this is not remedied as early as possible, the water that gets inside may cause some damage, forcing the homeowner to replace the roof earlier than expected.

Energy costs that are inexplicably increasing may mean the roof is damaged and leaking and is allowing bad air to get in while allowing the good air to escape outside. And, of course, those roofs that are more than 20 years old may already need to be replaced. An asphalt shingle roof has a life expectancy of 20 to 25 years.

Those who are searching for roofing contractors in Clinton Township MI may want to visit the website of Miller's Home Improvement to learn more about their services or contact them on the telephone or through email.


For more information about Miller's Home Improvement, contact the company here:

Miller's Home Improvement
Eric Miller
42383 Garfield Rd Suite 381300
Clinton Township, MI 48038