Is Your Roof Damaged?
Rainy season is upon us here in Vancouver. If you suspect your roof is damaged, there’s no better time than now to schedule roof repair with the roofing experts at Executive Roof Services. However, not all roof damage is clearly evident. In addition to watching out for leaks and holes, there are a few other things to look for when you’re determining whether your roof needs repair.
7 Signs You Need Residential Roof Repair
Many homeowners only realize there’s a big problem with their roof when they notice water leaking into their house from the ceiling or can see physical damage from the outside of the house. Skip the water damage and know what to look out for with your aging roof with the following information.
1. Visible Holes
One of the most obvious signs that your home needs roof repair is the presence of holes in the roofing material. If you can see sunlight coming through the roof in your attic, you need roof repair. Call the professionals here at Executive Roof Services in Vancouver to set up an appointment!
2. Leaks When Raining
Rainy season is upon us here in Vancouver. If you’ve noticed that your roof leaks while it’s raining, it’s time to call Executive Roof Services. We can have someone out to your property as soon as possible to investigate the issue and help you figure out what sort of roof repair you’ll need. Keep in mind that water damage can be very costly if ignored, especially if water and moisture makes its way into your living space.
3. Missing Shingles
Most residential roofing here in the Vancouver area incorporates asphalt shingles. On average, asphalt roofs’ lifespans range from 20 to 25 years. Wind and severe weather (such as the wind storms a few months ago) can damage your shingles and require roof repair services from the roofing contractors at Executive Roof Services.
4. Gravel in the Gutters
Did you notice a bunch of “rocks” or gravel in your gutters last time you cleaned them? Excess gravel in your home’s gutters may indicate that you need professional roof repair services from ERS in Vancouver, WA. Over time, granules from your asphalt shingles can wash down into the gutters. Excess granules indicate shingle damage! Call one of our experienced roofing contractors to inspect your roof’s shingles and determine whether you need roof repair.
5. Dark Patches on the Roof
Did you pull into the driveway after work recently and notice a new “shadow” on your roof? Dark patches on your roof may indicate areas of water and moisture retention. The dark patches you see are actually moss growths. Moss grows well on roofs, especially around here in the Pacific Northwest, because it requires few nutrients and a constant water supply. If you see moss on your roof, call us at Executive Roof Services for a roof inspection. Additionally, keep in mind that mold can start growing within 24 hours if you have areas of water or moisture retention in your roofing material. If you suspect water damage, it’s better to schedule roof repair sooner than later. Call today!
6. High Utility Bills
One of the biggest indications that you need roof repair services is an increase in utility bills related to heating and cooling costs. If you have an issue with your roof or any of the roofing material, you may end up having a harder time managing the temperature inside your home. While improper ventilation or insulation can cause you to spend unnecessary money on utility bills, the waste of energy is also a problem. Make sure you’re doing your part for the environment and call a professional roofing contractor at Executive Roof Services to evaluate your roofing materials, insulation, and ventilation.
7. Cracked Shingles
As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the average lifetime of a traditional asphalt roof is between twenty and twenty-five years. Old asphalt shingles can crack, curl, or buckle. You may notice that some parts of the roof look more textured than others. If you can tell that your roof has some of these issues from the ground, you’ll need us at ERS to perform a detailed roof inspection to determine whether we can repair your roof or if you need a roof replacement.
How Can Executive Roof Services Help You?
When you call the team at Executive Roof Services, you can rest assured that you will receive honest, reliable service that you can trust. Executive Roof Services is family-owned and operated. We’ve worked hard to cultivate a reputation based on prompt and reliable residential and commercial services. If you’re unsure if your roof needs repair, call us, and we’ll have a professional roofing contractor out to your property to evaluate your roofing needs. Call today!