5 Signs Your Roof Needs Repairing or Replacing
You’ve noticed something on your roof but you’re not sure if you need to call a professional roofer to inspect it? Don’t worry, this is a common dilemma amongst homeowners.
Even though we’re lucky enough to live in beautiful Southern California where it’s rarely too hot or too cold, our roofs still experience wear and tear. It can be hard for the everyday homeowner to know what warrants a call to the local roofer.
Our years of experience serving the roofing needs of Chula Vista residents and business owners has helped us identify the top 5 signs that should prompt you to contact us for service on your roof
Damaged or Missing Shingles
Sometimes a missing shingle is easy to replace but sometimes it can be a sign that your roof is getting to the end of its lifespan and will probably become compromised if it is allowed to continue deteriorating. Peeling, curling shingles do require replacing, so do loose or missing shingles. Shingles are the first line of defense against water and the elements for your roof. If they are missing or starting to become degraded, they can cause further damage to your roof, so it’s definitely important to call a roofing company right away.
A sagging roof is easy to spot. A roof with no problems has a straight as an arrow roof line. If you notice sagging anywhere on your roof whether it be in the center or on the periphery, it is a sign that there is definitely something wrong that needs to get addressed right away. Typically, the cause of a sagging roof is something structural. This requires the help of an experienced local roofing crew and a contractor who will oversee high quality work.
Granules in Your Gutters or in Run-off Water
Asphalt shingle roofs, which tend to be the most common type of roofing, have a lifespan of about 15-20 years. The actual lifespan varies due to several factors such as the weather and the area surrounding your roof. These type of shingles have little granules which help keep the waterproof feature of your roof. Once these start to deteriorate to the point that you are seeing an accumulation of these granules in your gutter or coming out the downspout, it is definitely a sign that you should call us. It may be time for a re-roof or a complete roof replacement.
You Neighbor is Replacing Their Roof
If you notice a neighbor or two getting their roof replaced, it may be a sign that your roof may need to get taken care of as well. Most communities in Chula Vista were built out in phases, so generally speaking, houses in the same neighborhood are about the same age and have the same type of roofing. If your neighbor’s roof is at the end of its lifespan and experiencing some issues, it may be worth taking a closer look at yours as well. You may be overlooking the wear and tear.
You Notice a Leak
It is a common misconception that a leaky roof is a roof that has water dripping down through your ceiling. Some leaky roofs will be noticed this way. But, there are also leaky roofs that simply allow water to seep into your attic walls, rafters and drywall. This can spell disaster and cause damage beyond just your roof. If you notice any staining or moisture on the walls or ceiling of your attic, or if you notice water stains, this is a sign that you have a leaky roof that needs fixing right away.
Another sign of a small leak is tiny black spots on your ceiling. They can show up as a tiny dot or a bigger black stain that is a sure sign of a leaky roof.
If you are noticing or experiencing any of the above, do not hesitate to give us a call. We will come out and provide you with a full-assessment of what you need. If you’re not sure if what you’re seeing is a big problem, give us a call. Nothing gives homeowners peace of mind like getting expert advice from the best roofers in Chula Vista.