Roof repair is an essential part of the maintenance and care of your building. Standard weather, wear and tear, or extreme weather events can cause unexpected need for repair. Knowing who to call in an emergency or in a planned repair event can make all the difference in your time and productivity, whether the roof repair is carried out at your home or business. Here are a few things to keep in mind whenever roof repair is on your radar.
First, know the age and composition of your current roof. Knowing the materials and underlying support structure for the roof can help you better pinpoint and identify when roof repair is necessary. There are many signs that are often visible from ground level that can signal that the time for roof repair is approaching.
The first and most important sign that your roof needs attention is the presence of moisture that has infiltrated your home or business. This is obviously incredibly important to address quickly in order to prevent more widespread or costly damage to the structure. Areas where the roofing material has come loose or missing, especially in the case of an asphalt shingle roof, can signal the end of lifespan for the roof and the need to swiftly replace it. Asphalt shingles at the end of life will also begin to shed granules into the roof runoff, easily identified at the end of a downspout. Sagging or dipping of the roof can signal a need for roof repair, and significant short-term changes in heating or cooling bills can often signal that the thermal envelope and insulation of your home has been compromised in some fashion.