A roof often needs only minor repairs, not to be replaced. Many roofing contractors do not do repairs and will push customers towards a new roof that is not needed. As a homeowner, it can be difficult to determine that. The visual list below can help you in identifying signs of a roof in need of repair. However, to put your mind at ease, simply contact us and we will provide you with a complimentary evaluation to asses the problem and to determine what, if any, repairs are needed.
Leaking: Sometimes leaks are obvious and need to be dealt with immediately. But sometimes leaks are in your attic or walls and go unnoticed, which can cause huge problems for your home. In addition to looking for visible leaks, you’ll want to have your home inspected by a professional roofing contractor who can detect ALL leaks.
Loose, Bending or Curling Shingles: One of the major causes of leaks is shingle problems. You can detect some shingle problems just by looking at your roof – take a few moments to carefully for bending or curling. See if there are any shingles missing completely. Some shingle problems may require a professional roof inspector to detect.
Loose Flashing Or Gutters: The metal parts that seal the connections around your chimney, vent pipes, or anything sticking out of your roof is called “flashing.” If the flashing is loose, it’s an open invitation for water to seep in and wreak havoc on your home. Give your flashing a quick visual inspection, then have us come out for a professional inspection.
Dark Streaks – Algae & Moss: If you see dark streaks on your roof (like on the picture to left) chances are good you’ve got an algae or moss problem. Either way, it’s not a good thing. If untreated, water can become trapped and degrade your roof and cause extensive damage. If you detect any streaking.
Dark Patches – Rot: Dark patches an your roof may indicate rot underneath. If untreated, this rot can spread and cause major problems throughout your home, and even encourage the growth of mold and mildew in your attic – which poses a serious health threat. A professional roof inspection can detec