Did you know that you should look at your roof at least twice a year in order to keep it in good shape? Roof repairs can end up costing you a lot of money, especially if you do not notice damage in time and it worsens. Long before water starts dripping into your home, you should climb up and have a look at the condition of your roof when winter ends and again in the fall. There are four ways that your shingles can tell you if you need the help of a Santa Paula roof repair company.
When exposed to too much heat over a long period of time, shingles tend to curl, claw, or warp. They also do this if the shingles are particularly old. If you bought a used house or have not had any roofing work done for a long time and notice your shingles starting to curl, then you might want to call a Santa Paula roof repair company for an inspection and possible repair.
Roofing shingles have granules on them that help to protect them from damage from the sun and general weather conditions. Over time, these granules can get worn down—especially when exposed to a lot of running water. Granules that have been worn away cause shingles to look bare, which is another sign that your roof needs repair.
Broken shingles can provide weak spots for water to seep in and cause damage to the interior of your home. Shingles can break or fly off if they are exposed to too much wind or come in contact with something else. Thus storms and items falling on the roof are two main causes for shingles breaking or going missing.
When shingles become wavy and the “wave” pattern continues up neighboring shingles in a vertical slope, this is known as buckling. This can occur if the shingles were not properly installed or if they are really old. These shingles are a hazard and can be ripped easily off.
If you notice any of these four problems with your shingles, call a Santa Paula roof repair company to come inspect and repair your roof right away.