Roof repairs are often necessary after roof damage or wear. This can happen when strong winds damage roof shingles and cause leaks. Leaks can lead to more serious mold growth problems, such as wood rot, peeling paint near vents on the interior of the roof, and rotting of fascia boards at the gable ends. Sometimes snow melts onto roofs and can cause them to move away from their original positions. However, it is best to hire professional roofing contractors.
How can we tell if our roof is in need of repair?
There are many reasons you need to repair your roof. These include:
–Roof leaks, or water damage has occurred to the ceiling. Shingles are curled, cracked, or lifted by snow weight, poor installation that saw nails come through shingles, strong wind that catches shingles under lifted shingles and tears them off, dirt embedded within granules that cause scratching that can lead shingle surface lifting or curling, as well as eventual wear from sunlight. Most common roofs (wood roofing with asphalt roofing) can rust due to exposure to moisture and cold temperatures. This could lead to water penetration holes. This can be on the roof but is more likely to occur on the roof’s overhang. This type of hole can leak water and cause damage that must be fixed.
-Roof is old and must be replaced. Most local jurisdictions will not allow a new homeowner to place a shingle over a failing plywood deck structure with nails poking up through the plywood, which fails to hold the weight of snow during accumulation periods in winter months. This homeowner will need to have their roof replaced or they could be fined by the building inspectors. Shingles granules have trouble adhering to roofs due to dirt or chemical treatments that prevent mold/mildew, moss or other problems. These can easily be removed using a pressure washer.
-Roofs are too old and have expired their warranty. If there aren’t any leaks, homeowners might consider re roofing their existing roof to prevent future damage and protect their investment. Older roofs that are still working well should be re-roofed. However, make sure the downspouts and gutters are free from obstruction. This will allow any water that has accumulated on top of the reconstructed roof to flow freely through the old wood deck.
Who can repair a roof?
Roof repairs can only be performed by professionals who have the knowledge and experience to install new or replace existing shingles, fix broken boards, remove felt paper and nail new roof shingles with screws. Roofers are often hired as general construction workers. This means that they should present their roof repair warranties and professional appearance to homeowners. Our roofers will help with all your roofing needs.