Do You Need Roof Repair? A Homeowner’s Guide

Jun 6, 2024 | Roofing

A healthy roof protects your home from the elements and keeps your family safe. But how do you know when it’s time for repairs? Ignoring roof problems can lead to expensive water damage and structural issues down the line. This guide will equip you with the knowledge to identify signs of roof damage and determine if repairs are necessary.

Signs You Need Roof Repair:

  • Leaks & Moisture Damage: Visible water stains on ceilings or walls, especially after rainfall, are a clear sign of a leak.
  • Missing or Damaged Shingles: Curled, cracked, or missing shingles expose the underlayment to the elements, making your roof vulnerable.
  • Sagging Roofline: A sagging roof indicates structural issues that require immediate attention from a professional.
  • Visible Light in Attic: If you see daylight peeking through cracks or holes in your roof deck, it’s time for repairs.
  • Excessive Granule Loss (Asphalt Shingles): Granules on asphalt shingles protect the underlying asphalt. Excessive loss exposes the asphalt to sun damage and shortens the roof’s lifespan. This is often due to large hail storms in the Denver area. If you had hail of 1″ or greater, you should call us for a free roof inspection.

What to Do Next:

If you notice any of these signs, don’t delay! Early detection can prevent minor issues from escalating into major problems. Here are your next steps:

  • Schedule a Roof Inspection: A qualified roofing contractor can assess the damage and recommend the best course of action.
  • Get Multiple Estimates: Once you have a diagnosis, obtain quotes from several reputable contractors to compare prices and services.
  • Don’t Ignore the Problem: Putting off repairs can worsen the damage and increase the repair cost significantly.

Additional Resources:

  • This article is just the first step. We have a library of resources to help you make informed decisions about your roof.
  • Check out our blog post on “How to Choose a Roofing Contractor” to learn what qualities to look for in a professional.
  • Wondering about the cost of repairs? Our article on “Cost of Roof Repair” provides a helpful breakdown of factors affecting repair costs.

By staying informed and taking proactive measures, you can ensure your roof continues to protect your home for years to come.