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Eight signs of damage that mean you need roof repair

  • Caused by leaks in roof
  • Check attic or crawlspace for leaks in deck
  • Check chimney and vents for cracks in flashing
  • Check rafters for leaks that travel away from original source
  • Check roof for damaged shingles
  • Caused by improper installation (on new roof)
  • Caused by drying and cracking (on old roof)
  • Can sometimes be repaired without replacing roof
  • Caused by improper fastening
  • Caused by exposure to high winds
  • Can usually be replaced individually
  • Caused by improperly applied felt (buckling)
  • Caused by movement in deck (buckling)
  • Caused by under saturation of felt in organic-based shingles (curling)
  • Caused by application over wet deck
  • Caused by moisture in shingle
  • Caused by inadequate ventilation
  • Caused by growth of airborne algae deposited on roof
  • Unsightly appearance does not affect the service life of the material
  • Common problem in warm, humid climates
  • Algae resistant shingles available regionally
  • On newly applied shingles, a certain number of loose granules is normal
  • On aging shingles, missing granules indicate need for replacement

You can extend the longevity of your roof by doing regular inspections and necessary repairs. The type of roofing material, age of your roof, and weather will determine how much maintenance your roof requires. Occasional repairs will be necessary to prevent more severe damage as your roof ages.




Locating the leak

The first step is to locate the source of the leak. In most cases the problem can be found by taking a close look at the roof, especially the areas where leaks commonly occur. Occasionally we will need to come inside and see exactly where the damage is located. On rare occasions we run across a situation where the water penetrates the roofing material and then runs along a board, a wire, or something stored in the attic dripping on the ceiling some distance from where the actual leak is at.

Fixing the Leak

Before making repairs an evaluation of the entire roofing system needs be made. If the roofing system is at or near the end of life it may not be financially wise to spend money doing repairs. It may be time to replace the entire roof. One of our roof professionals will help with this evaluation. You need to make this decision based on facts from a professional. Most of the roofing problems that we are asked to look at can be repaired and will provide many years of service.

If the decision is made to repair the leak this should be done as soon as possible. Water that gets under the roofing material does not dry out. The continual dampness causes the decking material and structural wood to rot and promotes the growth of mildew.

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