With proper care and maintenance, your roof can last decades before it needs to be replaced.
Part of caring for a roof is addressing minor problems quickly to avoid major repair needs down the road. In fact, certain minor roof repairs require immediate attention to avoid catastrophic consequences.
Water leaking through the roof is probably the most obvious problem that requires immediate attention. Two common culprits for these leaks are cracked shingles and damaged or missing flashing. If not repaired immediately, leaks can soak the roof deck causing it to collapse. It can also do a lot of damage to the inside of your home.
Sagging Roof Deck
Your roof should lie straight and flat. If you see a sagging spot, you may have a soft spot in the deck. Soft spots are where water has settled and started to rot the wood underneath. If left unrepaired, that soft spot will start leaking and cause a lot of damage inside your home.
Granules Fall Off
A new roof is going to shed a few granules right after installation. However, if your roof is more than a few months old, granules falling off is a sign your roof has a problem. Those granules protect the underlying shingle from the heat and elements. Without them, the shingle could start to deteriorate, opening up the potential for leaks and other problems to start.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
Every square inch of your roof needs to be covered by a fully intact shingle for proper protection. If you see a place where a shingle is missing, you need to have it replaced promptly. Damaged shingles can also be a sign of problems. Cracked shingles can let water in. Curling shingles are ones that are starting to deteriorate. Call a professional to handle these issues immediately.
Any of these issues can cause a lot of damage if they are not repaired promptly. In many cases, the damage is going to be enough to require a roof replacement and maybe even repairs to the home’s structure.
The best way to avoid these problems is to have your roof inspected regularly. Call Perfection Roofing Inc. to schedule an appointment. We will do a thorough inspection and give you a report on the condition of your roof. We can take care of any repair needs you might have before they become major problems.