Signs You are in Need of Roof Repair Services
Roof leaks and missing shingles are some of the obvious signs your roof is in need of repair; however, there might be hidden structural damage that could lead to major damages if gone untreated. Learning to spot the signs of damage – and knowing when you need roof repair services – will help extend the life of your roof and save you money.
The typical asphalt roof can last up to 20 years if properly maintained while other types of roofs last a considerable amount longer. No matter the type of roof on your home, extreme weather can shorten the life of your roof especially harsh winters. Spring is an ideal time to evaluate potential damage and hire a professional to make roof repairs.
So what are some of the signs of roof damage? Look for the following on your home’s roof:
- Curling shingles: Consider curling or lifting of shingles a warning sign of a potential roof leak. It is best to get shingles repaired before any further damage occurs costing you a considerable amount more in repairs.
- Missing shingles: Strong winds and heavy down pours could cause the loss of shingles on your home’s roof. Bare areas on your roof are prime spots for leaking. If you see missing shingles you should call a professional for immediate repairs.
- Mold or decay: The presence of mold or decay on your roof or underneath your shingles is a sign of water damage that could lead to a much bigger and costly problem if not treated immediately.
- Damaged flashing: Flashing is the metal pieces found on waterproof spots on your roof such as around a chimney. Flashing prevents water damage, and you should repair roof flashing if it is puckering, buckling, loose or torn.
Your roof protects your home from the elements and is designed to withstand extreme weather over the seasons. Roof maintenance is important to extending the life of your roof and saving you money in the long run. Call a professional, like FRED, if you see any signs of damage.