Your roof is one of the most important parts of your house. It keeps you and your family protected from the outside elements, and it keeps your belongings safe too. You want to be sure your roof is always in good shape because the last thing you need is a roof that is leaking and in need of roof repair. A leaky roof is more than just a nuisance. It can also lead to mold and mildew growth, which can present a health hazard. We specialize in roof repair in Minneapolis and throughout the area, so we thought we would take the time to discuss some of the biggest signs that roof repair or a roof replacement is in your near future.
Shingles that are curling or clawing
If your roof’s shingles easily break and have lost their tab edges, this is a sure sign that you need to look into roof repair. This problem usually appears on older roofs or roofs that have been damaged because of excessive heat.
Granules that are missing and bare spots
Your roof’s shingles have granules on them and, after awhile, those granules can come off. This is sometimes due to downspouts that were not placed in the right spots, a lack of eavestrough or a poorly designed valley drainage on a second story. No matter the cause, a lack of granules means your roof shingles will begin to harden from the heat and sun. This can lead to a leaky roof and other problems.
Shingles that are broken or missing completely
This is yet another problem that can result in roof leaks and other problems. Broken and missing shingles means it will be harder for your roof to get rid of excess water. Shingles can be damaged or blown off of your roof when the wind is particularly strong or when there is some other type of severe weather event.
Flashings are damaged
The flashings on your roof are what seals the breaks between your roof and your chimney, skylights, etc. If those flashings get damaged, that can also lead to leaks and other issues. This is yet another type of roof repair we can handle for you.
Are you interested in getting more information about roof repair in Minneapolis? Call us at Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or you can contact us to Request a Free Quote.