Over time, your roof can suffer damage from things like extreme temperatures, severe weather, and simply old age. A damaged or leaking roof can lead to further building damage and also decrease its value. For both residential and commercial roofing, make sure you get regular inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs when necessary. If you are in Nashville and need roof repairs, get a SPEEDY FAST QUOTE from Tim Leeper Roofing for all the leak repair, shingle replacement, and preventative maintenance you need.
When to Get Your Roof Repaired
Your roof is subject to all sorts of damage all year long — from the sun, rain, snow, and more. The typical modern roof can last on average for two decades before it needs to be replaced. However, you can extend that even further by getting regular maintenance. One of the best ways to save money in the long-run when it comes to your roof is to hire professionals to maintain it regularly. But how do you know when it is time to get it repaired? Check for any of the following signs:
#1: Leaky Roof
Water damage or a leaky roof is one of the most obvious signs you need roof repair. You may not immediately think something as harmless as water could be so damaging, but moisture is actually one of the most damaging elements to your roof, and it can impact both the inside and the outside of your house.
To investigate for signs of water damage, look at your gutters and soffits (the part behind your gutters). If they are damaged or there is paint peeling off, it may be a sign of water damage. There may also be swollen boards, indicating the same thing. Next, check to see if your gutters are clogged. If there is heavy debris buildup in them, you may not need to replace your gutters but just get them cleaned.
If the roof is leaking, you may also be able to see signs of it inside your house, especially if the leak is significant. Examine your ceilings and your attic for wet spots, peeling paint, and swelling. There may also be water dripping — which is the most obvious sign that you have a leak. When a leak has gotten to that point, you’ll need to contact a professional roofer immediately to get that addressed.
Another place you can look to see if there is any water damage is the chimney. The flashing around your chimney should keep water out, but if the flashing is damaged, it may leak. When it rains, check the bricks of your chimney for any dampness.
Lastly, water damage usually comes with a damp, moldy smell, which is easy to identify. So if you smell something damp or see water causing your walls to bulge, dripping, etc., it’s time to hire a professional roofer to fix the source of the problem.
#2: Your Shingles Don’t Look Right
You can tell if your shingles are nearing the end of their lifetime and in need of replacement if you notice any of the signs below:
- They are curled, cracked, or missing
- They are dark, dirty, or wet underneath
- You find shingle granules in your gutters
#3: Mold or Algae Growth On Your Roof
When your roof is suffering from water damage, mold and algae may start to grow on it. Moss and algae growth on roofs both looks bad and also can lead to further damage. If left unaddressed, it can lead to the necessity of a total roof replacement — which is much more expensive than simply getting it repaired. Algae and moss break down your shingles and make them loose and degraded. This can quickly lead to your entire roof becoming compromised. If you have a compromised roof and a storm hits, you will certainly then be in a serious roofing crisis.
Get Your Roof Repaired
If you see any of these signs, it’s time to get your roof checked out by a professional. Roof repair will help you address more than just the obvious issues; our professionals will be able to inspect your roof and identify any other less obvious problems that you may want to have addressed as well.
Tim Leeper Roofing offers full-service roofing solutions — from replacing blown-off shingles, repairing damage from overhead trees, removing water “ponding”, and more. Whatever your roof’s problems are, we can fix them. We are committed to closely assessing your roof’s needs and being as transparent as possible with our customers. So, when you call us for your roof repair, we start out by doing a thorough inspection of your roof, and then we inform you straight away what we think needs to be done.
Ready to get started? Contact us today and we’ll quickly mobilize our team of roofing experts to begin treating your roof’s ills ASAP.
If you want to proceed after our initial inspection, we will create a transparent cost list and contract that you can sign when you feel comfortable. If you’re ready to let us get to work, we will mobilize a team of experts who will treat your roof as if it is their own.
Your roof plays a crucial role in the health of you and your loved ones. When it needs help, put it in the hands of Nashville’s Top Rated Local® Roofer. Call Tim Leeper Roofing today.