Signs Your Roof is in Need of Repair

Roofing Tips

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Your best bet on a good roofing repair estimate is to know early enough what and or where the problem is. Picking up on your roofs weak spots early on can make all the difference, and could even spare you the hassle and money of having to reroof completely.

The most obvious way to be sure your roof is in need of repair is if it is leaking. This is most often because of problematic shingles, shattered tiles, flashings, and clogged up gutter systems.

Signs Indicating a Roofing Repair is Needed

The following is a list of things to look out for to help you know when your roof is in need of repair, as well as what to do in each situation:

  • Look out for cracked, broken or missing tiles and curling shingles

Even the slightest gap in this outer layer of roofing could end up being cause for water damage. Over time, small amounts of water and even humidity will cause damage. Shingles that are warped from the heat or tiles that have been broken do to storm damage or improper pressure cleaning will just as likely become the cause of a leaking roof. The smallest opening or crack is enough for a slow leak to cause future issues. In this case, it is best to call a professional so that they can repair the hole as quickly and as efficiently as possible which is of vital importance to avoid further leakage.

  • Flashings are used to keep the conjoining parts of the roof sealed

If they are done shabbily in the first place, you are sure to struggle with a leaking roof more than once in the future. It is vital that these are done properly, so as not to let any dampness in from the start. Flashings protect the weakest parts of the roof, so make sure they are of good quality. Weak spots include intersections where two opposing surfaces meet, or where chimneys or skylights are installed. These spots need to be specially taken care of, using high quality materials and knowledgeable roofers.

  • Look out for clogged gutter systems

Surface granules from the roof, leaves and other windborne debris can accumulate in the gutters and downspouts causing water to overflow out of gutters and into sensitive joining areas. Also, if you have an older shingle or flat roof system and granules are being deposited into the gutter constantly, perhaps this is a good time to check if your roof is still in good condition. If it needs repairs or replacing, a roof professional will be able to inform you.

Even if you do not detect leaking straight away, look out for cracked paint, falling popcorn, stains on the ceiling, peeling wallpaper, and even discolored drywall indoors. This is due to dampness getting into the roof through weak areas as spoken of above. Water that is allowed to linger for an extended period of time will most definitely start the process of fungi growth and the disintegration of the wooden components of the building compromising the roof deck sheathing This is also called “ Roof Rot”.

Roof rot is something you want to avoid at all costs. Not addressing these problems when discovered will most likely lead to the need for reroofing your entire house.  Avoiding roof rot is as simple as finding a fair roofing repair estimate which will save you money instead of having to pay a fortune for a new roof. Call the experienced professionals at AABCO Roofing for your free estimate.

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