Know When Repairs are Needed
The roof of your home is vital for a great many reasons, the most important of which is protecting you, your family, and your belongings from the elements above. When your roof is not working properly or is in need of repair, there can be serious issues that can spread to other areas of your home.
Sometimes, the signs are pretty obvious. There could be huge leaks or areas of your shingle roof that may be missing. But there are plenty of times where the damage is not easily identifiable and you can have a leaking roof without even realizing it.
Taking the necessary precautions can go so far before it becomes time to call in a professional contractor like the ones at Blue Spruce Construction Group to take a look at your roof. We will be able to accurately assess the damage and implement the repairs that are necessary to get the roof working optimally once again. Find out how we can help by calling (303) 647-3883.
What are the signs of a bad roof?
Depending on the age of your roof, there could be signs creeping up that indicate that maybe your roof is not what it once was and could be in need of replacing. The signs depend on the type of roofing material used, but there are some common things to look for.
If you have a shingle roof, you might notice that several shingles are either loose or missing. This could be due to storm damage but it can also indicate that your roof is well past its prime. The shingles are meant to protect your home and if they are broken or missing, they won’t do a very good job of that.
The roof could also be sagging. This can mean a few different things. It could be from supporting too much weight like excess snow or ice during the colder months of the year. Roofs are only graded to handle a specific amount of weight and that additional snow could put a lot of strain on the roof.
It could also be due to your roof weakening and deteriorating. Your roof can begin to wear down after enough time and damage and this is one of the most obvious signs that perhaps your roof needs to be replaced entirely.
Again, the signs may not be completely obvious. If you have an inclination that your roof could be dealing with leaks, it is imperative that you call in a professional to inspect your roof right away.
What to do if the roof is leaking?
It can be difficult to know if your roof is leaking. Unless the problem is blatant, smaller leaks can persist for a long time before it is noticeable. This can lead to a number of issues. The first of which is structural issues. Water damage can rot the wood in your home, causing damage throughout your home.
It can also lead to the growth of mold. Mold, if allowed to grow unchecked, can become a serious issue for the respiratory systems of those in your home. If you see black mold in particular, you need to call a professional service immediately.
The first thing to do is to call in a professional service to survey the damage. That professional roofing contractor will survey the damage to assess the repairs that will be necessary. If the leaks are large enough, they will implement emergency repairs to ensure that the leaking does not spread.
From there, it is about implementing the proper repairs to ensure that the site of the leak is addressed and that there are no subsequent areas of concern. The last thing you need is to pay for a leak repair only for another problem area to go unnoticed.
How often should you replace your roof?
Unfortunately, this is not something that can be answered in straightforward terms. In reality, it all depends on the kind of roofing material that is being implemented in your home. Even the most basic of roofing systems should last in excess of 10 years, though it varies based on material.
Asphalt shingles, one of the most common roofing materials out there, can last anywhere from 15-30 years depending on the installation and the weather in that area. With proper maintenance, you can get closer to that 30-year mark than the 15-year minimum.
For rubber roofing systems, the results can greatly increase. With proper installation and proper maintenance, rubber roofing can last you all the way up to the half-century mark. That means you can reasonably expect to have to replace your roof only once, if at all.
Even more durable than that are metal and tile roofs. These come at a bit of a greater initial cost but will last you a lifetime. Metal roofs, when properly installed, can last 50-75 years whereas tile roofing can last a full century with the proper maintenance.
Call Us Today
If you are looking for someone to repair your roof in Erie and Denver, CO or need to have it replaced, you need to search no further than Blue Spruce Construction Group. We are a full-service roofing company, serving both residential and commercial customers. Learn more about how we can help or schedule an appointment with us by calling (303) 647-3883.