If you are trying to figure out if you need a new roof, a suitable place to start is in the attic space. There you can see if there are any indications of water leaks or damage that you can see. If you have any inkling that you need a new roof, do not hesitate to call Blue Rain Roofing and Restoration at (816) 358-7663. We operate in Blue Springs, MO.
Indications that you need a new roof
Always have your roof inspected after heavy storms to ensure that the integrity of your roof has not been damaged. If you notice any buckling, cracked, or broken shingles on your roof, you will need to have repairs made immediately. During the inspection, we check the gutters and downspouts for shingle granules—a roof that loses a lot of granules is nearing the end of its lifespan. The flashing that is around vents, skylights, and chimneys is there to protect the roof’s seams from rain and other weather conditions. Making sure there are no splits or cracks will keep you from having leaks in the future. In older buildings, roof cement or tar was commonly used for flashing, although metal flashing systems are better due to their durability. We will recommend replacing the old flashing with new flashing only when it starts to deteriorate.
If your roof is drooping and sagging, it is definitely time to replace it before it does more damage to the structure of your property. It is important to have your roof inspected because the lowest points of your roof will show signs of trapped moisture or rotting boards. Moss can be an eyesore on your roof, but even more so, the presence of moss (and fungi like mold and spores) on a roof indicates that there is water damage. We will use a stiff brush to remove moss from your roof’s shady areas, and then check to see if there are any underlying issues that need to be fixed right away. Do not assume that you need a new roof just because a few shingles have been damaged or a little leak has appeared. These can be easily rectified with repairs. With correct installation and if it is less than 20 years old, your roof can be restored instead of needing a full tear-off and replacement.
You should always leave your roof to the experts. If you are unsure, talk to us for advice and guidance because we want all our clients to benefit from our decades of experience. If you are from Blue Springs, MO, then look no further than Blue Rain Roofing & Restoration. Contact us at 816-358-7663.