If there is any sign that your roof needs repaired, make sure to get it looked at by a professional roofing contractor right away. This is essential to protecting your home from any damage. Contact us for a free roof inspection and we will send one of our qualified contractors to do a thorough analysis. While on your roof, we will take photos to show you what we find and make recommendations on any repair or replacement options.
- Has your roof suffered storm damage?
- Do you see shingles missing from your roof?
- Are there any shingles that are curling and buckling?
- Do you see water spots inside your home on your ceiling?
- Is the flashing around your fireplace allowing water to get in?
No job is too big or too small. Since we offer free inspections, it’s better to be safe than sorry. We are committed to providing prompt service, honest analysis and competitive prices for any work you need done. Contact us today if there is any indication that your roof may need repaired.
Your roof is one of the essential structural components of your house. A roof protects the interior of your home from the elements and improves the structural integrity of your house. It can even add aesthetic appeal to your property.
Problems with your roof can have severe and costly consequences. If you live in Indianapolis, however, the good news is that help is a phone call away. M&J Roofing and Exteriors specializes in high-quality roof repair solutions that fit your budget. Keep reading to learn more about common roof repair issues and signs that you should seek professional roof repair services.
Common Roof Repair Issues
M&J Roofing and Exteriors deal with roofing issues on a daily basis. In this section, we will be taking a look at the most common roof repair issues. Each problem comes with unique treatment options and roof repair costs.
Roof leaks are by far one of the most common roof defects. Many things can cause leaks, including deteriorating roofing materials, cracks or gaps in the gaskets around vent pipes, roof slopes that are too shallow, or flashing sections that slid out of place. A leaking roof can result in moisture damage, structural problems, and the development of mold and mildew.
As a property owner, you may find it frustrating to deal with roof shingles. There are primarily four causes of lifting shingles:
- Severe weather and high winds
- Faulty shingles that are bent or torn
- Abrasive foot traffic
- Poor installation
A shingle that lifts can break away from the roof, resulting in debris accumulation, and leave wooden roof trusses vulnerable to rot and decay. It is, therefore, crucial to deal with lifting shingles as soon as possible.
A divot in your roof is the ideal place for water to accumulate. Since pooling water seeps into your roof over time, you may, eventually, notice leaks in certain areas of your home. Installing high-quality flashing and maintaining your gutter systems will ensure that water is directed away from areas that are sensitive to damage.
Tree Damage and Holes in Your Roof
Falling trees or chimney bricks can create holes in your roof. A hole in your roof will allow for the influx of moisture and the build-up of plant debris. A strong gust of wind that blows into the hole can also cause a considerable amount of damage. A hole in your roof invites animals and insects to enter the inside of your roof. It can also cause issues with indoor temperature regulation. M&J Roofing and Exteriors deals with roof hole repairs on a daily basis. Inspect your roof regularly and contact us immediately if you notice a hole.
When temperature levels rise and fall, roof shingles and tiles tend to shrink and expand. If shingles are packed too tightly together or if there is insufficient room on your roof, shingles can pull and tug on each other and split or bend. The shingles on a newly installed roof should have enough room to allow for movement whenever there is a change in temperature. If this is not the case, you may have to replace the bulk of your roof shingles in the coming years. M&J Roofing and Exteriors offers roof inspection services to ensure proper roof installation.
A common roofing issue that property owners tend to overlook is an attic with insufficient ventilation. The heat that builds up inside the roof can result in cracking roof shingles and all the issues typically associated with openings in the roofing materials. Inadequate ventilation can also be a problem in Indianapolis, especially in winter since bad ventilation can cause snow and ice on the roof to melt and freeze. The extreme changes in temperature can cause flashing to lift, which will result in leaks.
When to Call for Roof Repair Services
Even though you now know the most common roofing issues, as an everyday homeowner, you may not know if you have a problem with your roof. There are signs that you can look for that typically indicate a roofing issue.
Dark spots on your ceilings or walls and peeling paint are tell-tale signs of water damage. Water damage is usually the result of a leak in your roof and can damage the structure of your home and cause mold growth.
If you have a sloped roof, the chances are that open spots on your roof will be easily noticeable. Accumulation of debris, high utility bills, and water damage on your ceiling and walls are also signs that there may be shingles missing from your roof.
If your roof has a wavy appearance, it may be an indication that your roof shingles are cupping and are not uniform with the rest of your roof.
The presence of mold or mildew in certain places in your home can be a sign that you have a leak in your roof.
In many cases, roofing problems are due to clogged gutters full of plant debris and soil. Gutters play an integral role in directing water away from your roof and property. If your gutters don’t function correctly, you may soon be dealing with moisture damage to your roof.
If you notice any of the above signs, contact M&J Roofing and Exteriors. We will conduct a thorough inspection to find the cause of the problem and recommend an effective and affordable solution.
Roof Repair or Replacement?
The question of whether you should repair your roof or replace it altogether depends on many factors. These include the age of your roof, the degree of damage, and the cost of repairing your roof. If, for example, your roof is 25 years old and suffered severe damage, then a roof replacement will likely be the better option. M&J Roofing and Exteriors will, after inspecting your roof, be able to recommend the most suitable course of action.
Call Now for a Free Roof Repair Estimate
If you notice signs of roof defects, contact M&J Roofing and Exteriors. We will visit your property, carry out a thorough inspection and provide you free roof repair quote.