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A damaged roof isn’t just unsightly. It can be costly. If you have a roof that’s damaged, it’s best to have it repaired right away, so that you don’t harm your home. Water can easily leak into your home, causing mold problems, and wreaking havoc on its structure. Fortunately, roof repair is a swift, affordable process, especially with Rock Solid Exteriors.
Rock Solid proudly provides repair services for folks throughout southeastern Michigan, including residents of Oakland, St. Clair, and Macomb Counties. Let’s take a look at signs that your roof may be failing, and a few more details about our roofing repair services.
Signs of a failing roof
If you have a roof that just doesn’t look right, it probably needs repairs, and it may need to be replaced entirely.
Here are some cues that you may notice, indicating that your roof needs work.
Leaks are a major problem, and they should be addressed immediately. If you notice any leaks in your roof, your shingles may be underperforming, or they may be damaged or missing. Be sure to check the moisture in your attic to make sure that mold hasn’t taken hold, and make sure the wood framing of your house isn’t affected.
Granules in the gutter
Shingle granules help to shed moisture that’s accumulated on your roof, and they act as the first layer of protection for your roof. If you notice granules pouring out of your downspout, or bald shingles, have them replaced.
A torn shingle won’t do your roof any good. Shingles can tear due to aging and weathering, and high winds. We’ll tear off and replace any torn shingles on your roof.
If you can see the underlayment or deck of your roof (underlayments are often black, and decking is exposed plywood), then there’s no real protection from precipitation.
Shingles can curl as they age. Curling actually means that the base material of the shingle is no longer resilient. It is hardened and it will curl as temperatures change.
Discolored shingles look bad, and they could be performing poorly. Shingles get bleached by the sun, and when they lose granules or become moldy, they can be lackluster.
Cracked shingles may be a bit harder to notice from the ground, but they can be just as damaging for your roof. Once again, shingles can crack due to aging and weathering, and high winds.
Algae and Moss
Algae and moss are liable to grow on roofs here in Michigan, thanks to the moisture content of the air. If you see green, black, or brown streaks on your roof, you may need to have your roof cleaned, and shingles may need to be replaced.
Should you repair or replace?
There are three factors that you should weigh when considering a roof replacement over a repair: time, cost, and aesthetic. Ask yourself, how long will a new roof last, compared to a repaired roof? And what’s the difference in cost between repairing and replacing? Which will look better – if that’s a priority of yours. It’s often the case that a new roof will cost more and last longer, but roof repairs are cheap and effective in the meantime. You’ll have to weigh your options and settle on the best choice for your situation and finances. Take note, we provide financing if you’re in a pinch!
Our Roof Tear-Offs
If your roof is caked with too much weight, we’re the crew to call. Roofers often stack new shingles atop old shingles. It’s a common practice that can commonly lead to an overburdening roof. When your roof is heavy with generations of shingles, we provide tear-off services to bring your roof back to the decking (the material that forms the foundation of your roof). From there, we’ll apply an underlayment (a protective layer that adds waterproof qualities to your roof) and flashing (waterproof, connective joints that are utilized near corners, edges, ridges, valleys, and components that penetrate through the roof). And once your roof is properly prepared for a new set of shingles, we’ll start nailing them down.
Your Local Roofing COntractors
Rock Solid Exteriors has been providing roof repair services for folks throughout southeastern Michigan for more than two decades. We provide fast, effective repairs to maintain the integrity of your roof. We offer competitive pricing, honest and free quotes, and unbeatable customer service. Learn why there’s only one company to call when you need a roof repair: Rock Solid Exteriors.