You may be worried that your roof problem could become a significant replacement project in the future. The following steps from Camden Roofing & Construction will help you determine “When Should I Repair My Roof?”
Problems that can be fixed with repairs.
Roof repair may seem like a new burden in your daily routine, but a properly executed roof repair can provide relief for a very long time. Moreover, you will be able to make a lot of savings by doing this. There are the following problems that you can get rid of by repairing your roof from a reputable and honest roofing company:
A single leak on a new roof:
The first and imperative thing you should do if you notice a damp stain or spot on your ceiling is not to panic. Ensure your attic or crawlspace is free of damage by checking for other signs of wear. It is likely that this is a minor issue that can be repaired by a roof repair expert if the leak appears to be coming from just one spot in the roof.
It is common for single leaks to occur when flashings haven’t been sealed, or roof membranes have been damaged in the past. It is possible to resolve this issue by finding and repairing the leak. In older roofs, however, a single leak may quickly become a series of leaks.
Damage from a storm:
There is usually no widespread roof problem associated with storm damage. The damage caused by storms and winds generally occurs in specific locations, often because of falling tree limbs or strong gusts of wind from specific directions. Inspect the damage caused by a storm after it has passed. Usually, the roof will need the replacement of shingles and patching of spots damaged by falling objects.
A problem in only one section of the roof:
There are times when only certain parts of your roof are affected by issues. There may be a small leak of moisture in one corner only. The problem may be limited to only one ridge, or fasteners may fail in only one place due to a defective rafter or beam. It is usually safe to proceed with roof repairs in such cases if you are confident the issue is not widespread.
Signs of widespread problems
There are the following signs that indicate that your roof is facing some problems that are going to spread and affect the whole roof after some time. These types of problems are compulsory to repair on time to stop further issues:
Moss and similar growth:
You may have a severe underlying problem if you find moss, lichen, or other thick growth on your roof. It is common for these plants to be hiding significant roof damage since they require moisture to survive. Consider replacing your roof entirely if it is covered in moss.
Roofing materials (such as shingles) are only intended to last a lifetime. It is too long since you put shingles on your roof if they are fading, cracking, and falling apart. The time has come to replace them. Depending on the condition of the roof, a complete replacement can be more cost-effective than replacing only the most worn part.
Cracking and rusting around flashing:
Rusting and warping can happen to flash over time. It’s likely that if the flashing on your roof (and any visible metal strips in general) is beginning to crack or rust, you will need to have it replaced before leaks develop into more serious problems.
Long-term moisture problems:
An easy fix is to spot a single leak and repair it as soon as possible. Leaks that persist for a long period of time can damage your home’s structure and cause rot, mold, and pest infestations. Leaks that persist for a long time tend to seep into other parts of the roof. In these cases, it is often recommended to replace the whole roof to avoid the small issues that occur due to moisture and leaks.