Have Roof Problems But Worried About the Rainy Season?
You don’t have to wait until spring to replace your roof. Despite popular belief, the rainy season doesn’t hinder the professional roofing contractors at Precision Roofing and Gutters. With decades of combined roofing experience among its contractors, Precision Roofing and Gutters has the know-how to complete a full roof replacement in the rainy season without any risk to your property. Here’s how to tell if you need a full roof replacement.
10 Signs Your Roof Needs Replacement
The following are indications that your roof is in need of replacement. If you notice the following signs of an aged roof, call Precision Roofing and Gutters today to set up your estimate!
1. Cracked and Damaged Shingles
If your roof’s shingles are cracked or damaged, they need to be replaced. The extent of the replacement depends on how many shingles are affected. If multiple shingles are cracked or damaged, it’s likely that you’ll need a full roof replacement from the professionals at Precision Roofing and Gutters in Beaverton, Oregon.
2. Weather or Storm Damage
If your roof suffered wind damage due to the recent wind storms, it might be time for a full replacement. Instead of suffering through the rainy season with a damaged roof, call the professional roofing contractors at Precision Roofing and Gutters to replace your roof!
3. Exposed Nails
If your roof has multiple exposed nails, it may be time for a roof replacement. Exposed nails may rust and lead to multiple leaks in your roofing system. Depending on how many nails are exposed and how long it’s been going on, you may need a complete roof replacement to address the issue.
4. Dark Streaks and Stains
If you see dark stains or streaks on the underside of your roof, it’s likely that your roof is leaking. Excess moisture is extremely damaging for both your roof and the interior of your home. Don’t delay if you suspect water damage due to your roof– call Precision Roofing and Gutters today!
5. Damaged FlashingYour flashing can tell you a lot about the health of your roof. If the flashing is damaged, you might be able to get away with a targeted repair. However, if you check your flashing and notice significant damage, it’s likely time for a new roof.
Check your roof from the street. We do not recommend getting on top of your roof, especially if you think it’s damaged. However, if you notice that your roof is sagging in the middle, it’s likely time for a full roof replacement.
7. Missing Granules
If your roof’s shingles have bald spots or missing granules, it’s time for a new roof. It’s critical that you pay attention to your asphalt shingles and replace them at the first sign of wear and tear. However, if you leave them unattended for too long, you’re probably looking at a roof replacement versus a roof repair job.
8. Extensive Moss and Algae
While the presence of moss on your roof itself doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace the roof, it could be indicative of a larger problem with your roofing system. For example, if your ventilation isn’t adequate for your roof, the excess moisture could promote moss and algae growth. It’s important to make sure that you clean your roof if you notice moss or algae on the shingles, as the trapped moisture can cause significant issues leading to a need for roof replacement.
9. Ice Dams During the Winter
While we don’t get a whole lot of snow here during the winter, if you tend to have a problem with ice dams during cold weather, you may need a roof replacement. Ice dams form when your attic insulation isn’t adequate enough to keep heat from escaping through the top of your house. The heat melts snow on the roof which then melts and freezes in the gutters, creating a dam. However, ice dams are terrible for the health of your roof and can severely damage your shingles.
10. Animals in the Attic
If you can’t figure out how uninvited critters are making their way into your home, it likely has something to do with your roofing system. An animal in the attic often indicates that you have a hole somewhere in your roofing system. If your roof is within jumping distance of a large tree branch, this is even more likely to be the case. Call a roofing contractor in addition to the exterminator, because you need a new roof.
How Can Precision Roofing and Gutters Help You?
If you know your roof is over twenty years old or it has any of the above issues, it’s likely time to replace it. Don’t delay because of the rainy season. The team at Precision Roofing and Gutters can perform a full roof replacement while protecting your property from water damage no matter what time of year it is. Did you know that a new roof can increase your property value? There’s no reason to put it off any longer, call Precision Roofing and Gutters for a professional roofing contractor to come evaluate your roof in Beaverton, Oregon!