Inspect Your Roof
Determining if you need a roof repair or replacement can be a big difference, especially price-wise. The type of roofing you have can also be a significant factor, asphalt shingles, and metal roofing both require different repairs. Inspecting your roof will help prevent the need for a replacement. You should conduct regular inspection of your roof as a form of preventative maintenance. Finding damages or other issues with your roof sooner than later is always better. If you aren’t able to climb up on the roof, and do the inspections yourself, ask a family member or neighbor to do it for you. If no one is available, our team at Armor Roofing & Exteriors will inspect your roof for you. Our contractors perform free residential roofing inspections and estimates. In addition to roof certifications for any Vancouver residents that are uncertain about their roof’s age or structural integrity.
Signs of a Damaged Roof
There are some things to keep an eye out for when inspecting your roof. If any of these issues are present, it is an indication that a roof repair is needed.
If your shingles look blistered, they have curled or split. Blistered shingles are caused by moisture being trapped under the shingles or by a poorly ventilated roof. When these blisters pop, it will leave your roof unprotected and vulnerable. If you find blistered shingles before they pop they can be replaced with new shingles and prevent any further damage. The sooner you repair damaged shingles, the better.
Loose or missing shingles pose an obvious problem to the integrity of your roof, as well as any exposed nails. All of these can cause your roof to leak, which, left unchecked, can cause severe damage to the home. Inspect the ridges and hips of your roof, which are where the sides connect at the top, then slope down. These spots, because of their curved nature, can be more susceptible to damage.
And lastly, inspect the roof valley for any rusty metal or displaced shingles. The roof valley is the concave sections of your roof meet. Damage to the shingles here could be a sign of roof weakness. All of these are signs that a roof repair should be in your future. If any of these issues are left untreated, you could be looking at a full roof replacement which is much more costly.
Types of Roof Repairs
Depending on your roofing material, repairs could be simple or a little more time-consuming, and they could be relatively inexpensive or a little more on the pricey side. Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material in the U.S and therefore are the cheapest to buy and install. Roof repairs with asphalt shingles are simple and inexpensive to install. Other materials like slate, wood, and metal tend to be more complicated and therefore, more expensive.
Having a reliable Vancouver roofing company perform your repairs ensures they will last longer. Most roofing issues come from improper installation. A roof is an investment and should last for decades. If your roof becomes severely damaged before this, it was most likely not installed properly or was built using cheap materials. At Armor Roofing & Exteriors, our roofing contractors have years of experience and only use the highest quality materials. Our contractors work with you to determine the best course of action for you and your roof.
Your roof is the protector of your home and needs to be built and repair to withstand the elements. Our company is licensed, bonded, and insured to repair, replace, and install roofs in Washington and Oregon. For quality roof repairs, call the roofing specialists at Armor Roofing & Exteriors.