“Do I need to have my roof repaired?”
This is one of the questions we receive most frequently. Often, there is not simple answer to this, but the first step is always to have your roof inspected by a professional. Here are some key things you can look out for that can help you determine if you need a roof repair.
This can be an indication that the shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan and should be replaced.
If shingles are allowing moisture to be trapped, they aren’t doing their job. Keep in mind that the wetness may not be right under the offending shingle (since water runs downhill).
Composite or asphalt shingles shed their granules when they start to wear out. These granules often find their way into your gutters. It will look like coarse dark sand.
Chimneys, vents, pipes, and other objects that penetrate your roof are places where deterioration may initially develop. Catching this early can save you money in the long run.
If your attic is poorly ventilated, moisture or increased humidity can build up near the roof-line — which can cause paint to peel or blister. (This may also be an indication that your gutter system is failing.)
It may seem obvious, but if your roof has experienced anything traumatic in the last few months, it’s best to get that checked as easily as possible. This can also include recent hail, wind and snow storms that may have damaged your roof.
Water stains or discoloration on walls or ceilings can be caused by many different things. The most common we find is the roof’s underlayment is allowing moisture into your home, which leads to the stains. Replacing your roof will solve this problem.
If rain is getting into your attic, it may simply be a matter of replacing some flashing. However, if again the culprit is a porous underlayment, you’ll probably need a roof replacement.
If you suddenly see a spike in your air conditioning or heating costs, the cool or warm air may be leaking out through your roof. When you address this ventilation issue in your attic, your heating and cooling expenses should drop.
Hail in Colorado
Living in Colorado means unpredictable weather, and entering spring means hail and thunder storms. That’s why the National Roofing Association recommends a roof inspection about every 6 months. Bulldog offers free roof inspections so you can always be sure your roof is functioning as best as it can.
Schedule your Free Inspection
If you think any of these situations may apply to you and your roof, call today to have a professional contractor come take a look at your roof. We offer free inspections, so you can have peace-of-mind at zero cost.