People often assume that the primary sign of roof deterioration is when it leaks. A leak, small or big, is certainly cause for fast action since the water can cause extensive property damage. However, this is only one sign that a roof requires repairs. There are often more subtle yet simultaneously more common indicators that should warn residents. Particularly because California experiences lengthy dry spells, it might not be immediately obvious there is a leak. Rather than waiting for the next unexpected downpour, it is best to schedule a detailed inspection.
Some occasions that show a roof needs rapid repairs would include:
- Evidence that mold, algae, lichen, or mildew has overtaken the shingles
- Roofing that is overly damp, soft, or crumbling long after a rain shower has passed
- Signs of deterioration from water damage or ice dams
- Large patches of missing shingles
- Shingles that look “bald” because they are missing so many granules
- Indications of mushy or rotten decking
- Places where the walls, floors, and ceilings have turned yellow or brown from water staining
- Visible holes in the roof, where sunlight is coming through
- Suddenly high utility bills from the vents letting out heated or cooled air
Many houses in Southern California use shingles for their roofs on account of their great versatility and affordability. Unfortunately, shingles do wear out after a time, especially after being exposed to extreme sunlight and heat every day. However, the good news is that if only a few shingles or patches of shingles have been damaged, an expert can easily repair them.
A skilled roofer will locate where the crack is and then dab on durable roofing sealant to close the crack. The shingle will be pressed tightly so that the sealant can begin to dry, and then more sealant applied to the top layer. More shingles will be added in this manner in overlapping layers until the gap is closed and the roof is fixed. This technique specifically applies to shingles that have been ripped or cracked. Those that are missing granules, however, will need to be replaced. To have a shingled roof repaired as quickly as possible, get in touch with one of our specialists at Golden Eagle Roofing Services.
Our licensed professionals are ready to offer insured roof repairs in Granada Hills, so just reach out to us at (818) 650-3007.
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