You need to take several things into consideration when deciding whether to have your roof repaired. First and foremost, you need to visually examine your roof—both inside and outside—to look for damage. It’s important to note that all of this should be done without you getting on your roof.
The basics are to check for leaks around all edges and seals, which usually reveal themselves as wall discoloration, wall bulges, and possibly even mold. Outside you may see loose, missing, or damaged roof tiles. Check your shingles for splits and loose or popped-up nails. Check the edges of your shingles for curling and other signs of warping. If you can’t see your entire roof without getting on it, then contact trained professionals, like Robbins Roofing to do the job for you. Your visual inspection is just a way for you to get an idea of what is going with your home and what if any issues you should keep an eye on.
A typical roof should last around fifteen years, so if your roof is near that age (or if you’re not sure), then you should consider having a seasoned professional help you decide whether it’s time for a new one.
If what you find inside and outside reveals any signs your roof might need repair, it’s probably a good time to call an experienced contractor to ask for a professional examination and an estimate. Roofs don’t always need complete replacement. And any roof can be repaired, regardless of the material it contains. A roof’s condition and age will determine whether it needs simply a section replaced, or perhaps the entire roof area repaired. Other factors are the type of shingles—whether asphalt, wood, or some other material—that was used when the roof was built the previous time.
Ideal times to check your roof for damage are in both the Fall and Spring. In the fall, check for heat damage that the sun may have caused during the summer. In the spring, you’re looking for damage from the previous winter, problems and consequences that may have resulted from snow, ice, wind, or other harsh weather conditions.
With more than 60 years of experience repairing roofs, Robbins Roofing knows just what to look for, and we can fix pretty much everything. We’ll work with you to discuss not only your present roofing options, but we’ll also help you plan and schedule the best times and seasons for roof repairs.