With roof work, early detection is key, because you can get the roof repaired before the problem worsens. Find out common reasons you’ll need a roof repair, so you can contact a professional roofer as soon as you notice symptoms
Shingles should be intact, so any time you notice damage to the shingles, it’s a warning sign. Shingles can begin to crack, curl, or lift off the roof under pressure from high winds–all signs they may need to be replaced. Shingle granules can also come loose; if they accumulate in gutters, it can cause a drainage issue. Have a roofer check out your shingles if you notice any of these warning signs.
Leaks or Standing Water
Water and roofs do not mix well. If your roof has a divot, where water can pool, then it’s only a matter of time until the water penetrates through the roof and causes damage underneath. Roof leaks occur when the water finds a way in through gaps between shingles or degraded flashing, for instance.
If you ignore leaks, your home can develop structural damage, mold, or mildew, so take action as soon as you notice this.
Trees that are close to the roof can cause damage when branches shift or fall during high winds or heavy storms. Take preventative action before your roof is damaged by hiring an arborist to trim back trees.
If a tree has already fallen on the roof, causing damage to your shingles or your roof’s structure, have a roofer out to look at the damage. Homeowners insurance may cover tree damage, so check in with your insurance company, too.
If your gutters aren’t performing their job, it can affect your roof. Gutters should be strongly attached to the roof line and free of debris, so water can drain away from the home. We recommend that you clean gutters twice a year, in spring and fall.
Holes in Roof
If you can see the sky when you’re standing in your attic, your roof needs attention ASAP. Delay roof work and your home will sustain more damage.
Always hire a trusted roofing contractor, who can perform quality work that protects your home.
Brandstetter’s KangaRoof offers complete roofing services as well as gutter care and cleaning. To reserve an appointment or receive a free estimate for roof work, call 513.713.0418.