When it’s time for a roof repair, you’ll probably notice. You may not give your roof much thought – until there is a problem, that is. Your roof is one of the biggest defenses your home has against damage from outside elements. It protects your home from strong winds, rain, hail, snow, dirt, debris, and more. But, if your roof is compromised or damaged in any way and you do not promptly seek repair you could wind up with very costly damage. But, how do you know what is normal wear and tear on a roof or when something needs immediate attention before damage occurs? Below are 5 signs that you need roof repair and should contact a qualified and experienced roofer immediately.
5 Signs You Need Roof Repair
1. You Have Broken or Missing Shingles
It is normal for a shingle or two to get damaged or come off during a storm. But, if you notice that you have broken or missing shingles, or granules from your shingles in your gutters, it is probably time to contact a roofer to get your roof repaired. The upside is that shingle roof repairs are very simple and straightforward. When handled promptly, all that it is often needed is to replace the missing or broken shingles.
2. Your Roof is Leaking
It probably goes without saying but we will say it anyway – if you ever have a leak in your home or notice staining on your interior drywall your roof needs to be inspected as soon as possible. Water damage is not only frustrating but can lead to mold growth and other major problems so if a leak is noticed, get your roof repaired by a professional as soon as possible.
3. Your Roof Has Curling Shingles
Curling shingles are a sign that they are reaching the end of their lifespan. If you notice just a few beginning to curl you can simply replace them before damage occurs. But, if the majority of your shingles are curling or cracking, it might be time to replace your roof.
4. You can See Sagging
A sagging roof or roof deck might be a sign that damage has already occurred to your roof. Whether there is wood rot, moisture trapped, or some other problem, it needs to be inspected immediately. If only minimal sagging is occurring there might be a simple roof repair to fix the problem but if the sagging is excessive it might necessitate roof replacement.
5. Outside Light in Your Attic
If you are in your attic and notice outside light coming in through your roof it is a major problem. If light is able to get in then that means that water, insects, critters, dirt and debris can also get in. Have it inspected by a roof repair expert as soon as possible to prevent additional damage.
Regular roof repairs are essential to keeping a house safe and protected from weather and wildlife. Depending on the type of repair, roof repair costs can run anywhere from $150 to $400 for minor repairs, and up to $7,000 for major repairs.
Typically, your roof should be inspected at least once a year, according to Zillow. However, you should also check your roof after any extreme weather event, like hail, snow or wind, and look for any interior leaks, says Zillow. Because all roofs are different, it’s important to consult a roofing professional to know what to inspect and how often.
Keep in mind, you should always hire a professional to inspect and maintain your roof. It’s extremely dangerous to work on your roof without the proper training. It may also be a good idea to confirm the roof professional has the proper insurance coverage for himself.
Whether your home in Northern Arizona is missing a few shingles or has sprung a major leak, the expert team at Hahn Roofing can get it back in working order to prevent a costly replacement. Swift action is key for avoiding a re-roofing project. So, if you notice water leaking or signs of wear on your roof, contact us right away.
Early intervention is key for solving roofing issues!
Contact Hahn Roofing to schedule an immediate repair - or arrange a professional roof inspection to ensure that your roof is in top condition.