When it comes to ensuring a safe and comfortable stay at home, having a strong and well-functioning roof is a must. The roof plays one of the most crucial roles within a home – protecting you and your property against the elements. However, as a result of being constantly exposed to various kinds of weather and environmental factors, the roof is prone to damage and deterioration.

As a responsible homeowner, it is your duty to ensure that any issues affecting your roof are addressed as soon as possible and by qualified professionals to avoid dealing with long-term and devastating consequences. Some types of damages will require simple repairs while others will necessitate a full roof replacement. A professional roofing service provider will be able to determine which is best for you and provide an effective and long-lasting solution.

Whether you are in need of a new roof installation, roof repair, or roof replacement, America’s Best Choice has got you covered. We are a certified full-service home services company offering quality roofing installation, repairs, and maintenance for residential roofs. We are committed to delivering exceptional quality and value to all homeowners, including you. Give us a call today at and let us help you protect your family and investment.

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General Roof Information

There is a lot more to the roof than meets the eye. Besides being one of the most noticeable parts of your home’s exterior and contributing to the overall appearance of your home, the roof has a number of important functions. The first and perhaps most significant function of the roof is protecting your home against the elements.

Besides keeping your family and belongings safe from the outside elements, did you know that the roof also plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity of your home? If your roof is damaged and has leaks, water can sip into wooden beams, joists, studs, and other structural pieces causing them to start rotting leading to severe structural damage.

Secondly, a well-constructed and maintained roof plays a role in providing insulation for your home. Such a roof combined with adequate attic insulation help to keep your energy bills low by retaining the heat within your home inside and keeping the cold outdoor air outside during the cold winter months. In summer, the roof will help to keep your cool air inside and the hot outdoor air outside. When your roof is faulty, your HVAC system will work overtime causing your energy bills to spike.

Thirdly, a new roof can significantly help to enhance the value of your home. This is especially so if you are planning on putting the house on the market soon.

Types of Issues that Require Roof Replacement

In some cases, depending on the condition your roof, areas affected, and age of your roofing system, your best or only option might be to have it replaced. There are a number of factors that our technicians look out for when determining whether a full roof replacement is needed:

Visible Holes in the Attic

Major gaps and noticeable holes in the attic are never a good sign. They serve as an indication that your roof has undergone significant damage. You can check for this kind of damage yourself by heading to the attic and carefully inspecting the area. Switch off the light and check for any light penetrating through the attic. Holes in the attic are also often accompanied by wet spots and mold growth.

The Roof is Too Old

While quality roofs generally have long service lifespans, they deteriorate with age. This is especially so with shingle roofing which has an expected lifespan of 25 years. If your roof was installed a very long time ago, perhaps decades ago, it might be time to have it replaced.

Visible Exterior Damage

Visible sagging, extensively damaged or missing shingles, rotting boards, plants growing out of the roots, etc., are all signs of severe roof damage.

Types of Issues that Require Roof Repair

Fortunately, not all types of roof damage require a full roof replacement. If the damage is minor to moderate, isolated in a small area, and hasn’t made it beneath the shingles, it might be easily fixed through a roof repair. Here are some of the common roof issues that can be solved with a roof repair:

Visibly Damaged Shingles

Just step outside, take a look at your roof, and check for any cracked, curled, or missing shingles. When only a small area or a few shingles are affected, the issue can be fixed with minor roof repair.

Shingle Debris in the Gutters

Consider checking your gutters and if you notice granules or gravel-like debris, they are most likely from your shingles and they are a good sign that your shingles are wearing down. You should have them checked as soon as possible to avoid further damage.


Flashing Repair

Flashing helps to protect the edges, valleys, and junctions between your roofing and things such as the chimney, vent pipe, skylight, dormers, etc. However, if your roof flashing is improperly installed, is corroded, or has holes, it can lead to leaks. Our team of professional roofing technicians will help to quickly and effectively solve such issues.

Gutter Repairs

Gutters are an essential part of any roofing system. They collect and direct rainwater away from your home to a more preferred location. This helps to avoid serious water damage to your siding and foundation. Clogged or damaged gutters can pose a major threat to your home. It is important that you have any gutter issues addressed as soon as possible.

Types of Roof Maintenance We Perform

Despite being one of the most important and functional parts of a home, the roof is also one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to home maintenance. Even though your roof might seem to be in great condition and show no signs of damage, it is highly recommended that you have it regularly inspected and maintained by a capable roofing contractor.

Regular maintenance helps to identify and fix minor issues affecting your roof early enough before they develop into major issues, and it also helps to prevent certain issues from coming up in the first place. All these factors help save you a lot of headaches and costs down the road.

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Here are some of the tasks involved in our roof maintenance services:

Roof Inspection

It is highly recommended that you have your roof inspected at least twice annually – ideally in-between seasons. Roof inspection helps to identify any maintenance or repair issues with your roof that should be addressed as soon as possible.

A full roof inspection is also necessary after experiencing a severe weather condition such as a storm or excessive snow as these factors can lead to shingle damage and other problematic issues.

If you’ve noticed a leak and are having trouble identifying the source, it is wise to arrange for a roof inspection as soon as possible to have our team conduct a comprehensive leak assessment.

Removal of Debris

Over time, debris such as leaves, sticks, and other light debris will accumulate on your rooftop and the roof’s drainage system. This debris can cause blockages in the valleys and gutters, leading to leaks and water damage in your home. In addition, this debris can cause water to pool on your roof, eating away the upper roof layers and weakening the substructure.

Sealing of Cracked Pipes

Cracked pipe boots are some of the leading causes of roof leaks. We will check the plastic/metal base for any cracks or broken seams and also examine the rubber boot to find out if it is torn or rotten. If any of these issues are discovered, our team will be able to quickly fix this during the maintenance session.

Call Our Professional Roofing Contractors Today for All Your Roofing Needs!

You’ve worked hard to get the house of your dreams. You understandably want to protect this investment as best as you can. The roof is among the most essential parts of a house. And even with this, no house is complete without a well-functioning roof. To ensure that your roof remains in the best condition possible and serves its expected service lifespan, you need to work with a highly qualified roofing contractor.

America’s Best Choice is a leading residential roofing company serving clients. We are fully licensed and insured, have years of experience in the industry, and offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today at for the best roofing services.