“Do I need to have my roof repaired?”
10 signs you need a roof repair
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 10 signs you need a roof repair.
Shingles have a finite lifespan, so this could be an indication that it is time to have them replaced.
Moisture trapped in shingles can cause severe damage and will prevent them from doing their job. The affected shingle could indicate a more widespread issue given that water flows downhill.
When composite or asphalt shingles start to wear out, they will begin to shed granules into your gutter system, which results in a dark, sandy like appearance.
Deterioration can begin to develop in areas such as your vents, chimneys, pipes and other areas. Catching this early can save you money in the long run.
Without proper ventilation in your attic, increased humidity and moisture will build up near the roof line – causing unsightly peeling or blistering. A failing gutter system can also be the cause of this problem.
It might 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.
A common problem that homeowners face is discoloration or water stains on ceilings or walls. The most common we find is the roof’s underlayment is permitting water to enter your home, leading to stains. A roof replacement is the ideal option.
If rain is causing your roof to leak, it may simply be a matter of replacing the flashing. However, if again the problem stems from a porous underlayment, you might consider a roof replacement.
If your heating or air conditioning costs are rising, it might be because the warm or cool air is leaking outside through the roof. When you take the time to address this problem, your bills will start to come down again.
Most experts agree that a roof will typically last 20-30 years depending on the material. If your roof is nearing the end of this time frame, give a roofing contractor a call. Schedule a free roof inspection.
Hail in Colorado
In addition to looking for the standard signs of roof damage, it is good to take into consideration where you live. Because 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 also offer free inspections, so you can have peace-of-mind at zero cost.