It’s always good practice for homeowners to learn how to determine on their own whether or not their roof needs repairs. In this article, residential and flat roof repair expert Arrowhead Roofing shares a few things that can help you figure out the difference between roofing problems and normal signs of weathering.
Water on Your Roof
Having some amount of water on your roof after it rains shouldn’t be too much of a concern. However, if the water stays pooled on your roof for several days, you may have a drainage problem on hand. Call for a roof inspection to find out what’s really going on.
Shingle Granules in Your Gutters
If you have an asphalt roof, finding some granules in your gutters every now and again isn’t a big problem. If excessive granule loss becomes apparent, however, you should seek the help of a roof repair expert like Arrowhead Roofing to see if some of your shingles need to be replaced.
Roof Color Changes
Each type of roofing material can hold its color for a set amount of time, after which fading should be considered one of the expected signs of weathering. If you find dark spots on your roof, however, you may be dealing with an algae problem, or worse, mold growth.
The Age of Your Roof
The older a roof gets, the more prone it is to defects. First find out how old your roof is, especially if you’ve moved into an older home. If a warranty is still in effect, contact your installer and find out what can be done. If your roof is beyond warranty coverage and past its expected lifespan, consider replacing it as soon as possible.
Learn more about how to determine possible roofing issues with the help of GAF, CertainTeed® and Decra roofing installer Arrowhead Roofing. We’ve been around for over 30 years now, providing only the best products and services to all the communities we serve. Call (918) 943-9257 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.