Whether you’ve just fallen back or sprung forward, it’s always time to have our Dr. Phillips roofing maintenance team see if you need roof repair. If you notice any of these signs, you need to give us a call.
Roofs last a long time, so it’s likely not something you’re concerned about very often. But like everything else in your home, you must care for your roof to maximize its lifespan. Advantage Roofing has been repairing and replacing roofs in Central Florida for over 30 years, so we know what to look for that may signal your need for roof repair. We want to pass along these tips to homeowners, so you’ll know to schedule Dr. Phillips roofing maintenance.
Walk around your home and note the angle of your roof from all sides. Are the angles straight or curved? Do you notice any sagging? If you have a saggy roof, you’re at risk for potential water damage. Water can settle, pool in low, sagging areas, and seep under the shingles. When a roof loses its structural integrity, it can let water in and cause leaks.
Moisture can turn into mold, mildew, and algae, which are health concerns for your family and your roof. Water can also lead to further damage as the moisture spreads across a larger area of shingles and underlayment. If your roof is sagging, we can repair the sagging section before it causes more damage.
If water is leaking inside your home, it can be a sign of a serious problem on your roof. It can also be caused by a plumbing issue, so follow the water to the source to see if it’s coming from your pipes. If you can track the water to your attic, however, our Dr. Phillips roofing maintenance company can take it from there.
Leaks can come from a sagging roof, weather damage, or other culprits. The good news is that if you catch a leak early, it can be repaired quickly before becoming a significant problem.
Damaged Or Missing Shingles
When you’re checking your roof for sagging areas, scan for any sections that look different than the rest of your roof. Any odd-looking areas could indicate damaged shingles. If you’ve had a particularly strong storm recently, the damage could have come from hail, strong winds, or debris hitting your roof. If you see shingles on the ground, check for any bald spots on your roof. The fallen shingles may have come from your neighbor’s roof, but checking is always wise.
Missing shingles can be replaced before you risk further damage. Damaged shingles are harder to spot, so if you suspect you have shingles that need repair, we are happy to climb up and take a closer look.
Next time it rains, put your slicker on and take a quick look at your downspouts. If water isn’t streaming out, you may have a gutter problem. Your gutters should be clear to allow water to flow freely off your roof and onto the ground. When gutters are blocked or bent, water can collect and cause damage to your roof.
When our Dr. Phillips roofing maintenance team performs a roof inspection, we will also inspect your gutters to make sure they are damage-free and in good working order. It’s also a good idea to clean them out regularly.
Advantage Roofing Is Your Roof’s Best Friend
If you notice any of the above signs, let us know. Contact us today with all of your roofing needs. We are happy to perform a thorough roof inspection and recommend any repairs necessary for your roof to last for years to come.