Some homeowners spot a leak and panic that this means they need an entirely new roof. Fortunately, this is not always the case.
INSPECTING YOUR ROOF
Search every inch of the roof and try to cover every angle to do a proper, DIY inspection. Look for signs of aging like cracks, curling or loose shingles. Special attention should be paid to the valleys, the vent pipe and all spots that break or meet the roof. The flashing and boots should be intact, intact and in their right places. Similarly, the edge of the roof should be flat, with no wind damage signs.
In addition, you will also have to climb into the attic and check the wood boards condition, such as trusses and the underside of the roof deck, if visible and not covered by foam insulation. No water stains or warping signs should occur. Check for clumps that are a sure sign of water damage to the foam or blown-in isolation. Note what you’ve found.
SIGNS THAT INDICATE YOU NEED ROOF REPAIRS
First off… are the issues concentrated to one specific area? If yes, then you may be looking at some roofing repair work. It could be a dent or a hole caused by wind or a large piece of debris. Although, this may seem like a relatively minor problem on the surface (literally and figuratively), doesn’t mean you should put it off for later. Given constant exposure to sun and wind, even the smallest hole can expand in a short time causing more widespread damage.
SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A NEW ROOF
The age of your roof— asphalt roofs that are typically 20 to 30 years old at the end of their service life. Widespread damage like curling, cracked or loose shingles, for example, are signs of aging. The shingles may have bald spots that have worn off the granules. A GREAT way to tell it’s time to call a professional about getting a roof replacement.
To learn more about our roof repair, maintenance and installation services, call Niego Brothers Roofing TODAY at 708-300-3076. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free NO RISK consultation and estimate. We’ve got you covered.