Sometimes roof repair is required when the roof has suffered damage. Strong winds can cause roof damage and leaks. Leaks can lead to more serious mold and mildew growth problems. Sometimes, snow can melt off a roof and push it from its original location onto a nearby structure. Professional services from trained roofing contractors are the best option. How do we know if we need to repair our roof?
There are many reasons why a roof needs to be repaired. These are:
-Roof leaks and water damage to the ceiling below. Poor installation of nails through shingles can cause shingles to curl, crack, or lift. Strong winds can also cause shingles to be ripped off by strong winds. Dirt embedded in granules may cause shingles to scratch against each other, which can lead to shingle lifting and curling.
Most roof types, including wood with asphalt roofing, rust with time and exposure to cold temperatures. This can lead to holes in the structure that we are trying to protect from water penetration. It could be an issue with the roof, but it is more common on roofs that are overhanging. This type of leakage can cause water damage, which must be fixed regardless of the source.
-Roof needs to be replaced because it is too old. Most local jurisdictions will not allow a new homeowner to place a shingle over a failing plywood deck structure with nails poking up through the plywood, which fails to hold the weight of snow during accumulation periods in winter months. If the roof is damaged or not repaired, homeowners will have to pay for its replacement.
Shingle granules don’t adhere well to shingles because dirt is embedded in the shingles or because they have been treated with chemicals for mold/mildew prevention or moss control. You can remove them with a pressure washer, and then the roof surface can be treated as new. The warranty period provided by the manufacturer has expired for this roof. If there are no leaks, homeowners may want to re-roof an existing roof in order to protect their investment and prevent future problems.
If older roofs are still in good condition, re-roofing them should not pose any problems as long as the gutters and downspouts do not become blocked. This will allow water to drain freely from the old wood deck, without clogging any nails or rotten wood. A roof repair can be done by anyone. Professional roofing contractors are required to repair roofs. They will be able to replace damaged boards or felt paper, install new shingles, or re-roof existing ones.
Roofers are usually hired by general contractors. They must present their roofing warranties and look professional to convince homeowners they are the right contractor. Our team of roofers are available to help with any roof problem.