With routine inspections and regular maintenance performed by roofing experts, your roof should last the length of its manufacturer’s stated roof life expectancy, barring unforeseen circumstances. But, if you’re finding yourself regularly calling for roof repairs, it might be time to consider a roof replacement. The top-rated roofers in Santa Fe, Fix My Roof, are the experts in roof replacement. Our roofing experts will be there for you every step of the way.
The roof is our home’s first line of defense from the elements. Our roofs provide shelter from snow, rain, wind, and fluctuating temperatures every day of the year. Keeping your roof consistently reliable requires regular maintenance. If your roof doesn’t receive proper maintenance, what can start as a small problem can quickly turn into a disaster. It is recommended to have your roof inspected yearly to address any issues as they come up.
Signs your roof may have gone a while without routine maintenance include:
- Small or large holes
- Sagging Mildew
- Damaged or missing shingles
Neglecting to care for dirty, clogged gutters can cause problems that may start small but can quickly escalate if not dealt with. Same for overhanging tree limbs. Setting aside time each spring and fall to inspect your gutters and downspouts for debris accumulation and problematic tree limbs can help prevent unnecessary roof damage.
Leaks are often the first sign that homeowners notice something might be wrong with their roof.
Signs that you have a leak include
- Stains on the ceiling
- Dripping water
- Cracked, blistered, sagging, peeling paint or wallpaper
- Mold or Mildew (an odor may be present) Bowing exterior walls
If you notice any signs of a roof leak, call the roofing repair specialists at Fix My Roof to schedule an appointment. The longer these signs go unchecked, the more damage you risk incurring.
While most of these problems occur to already existing roofs, sometimes, they can happen to a newly installed roof. It is unfortunate, but improper installation can cause a new roof to fail. Avoid unnecessary expenses and stress by choosing a reputable roofing company. The roofing professionals at Fix My Roof are trained and certified.
Whether from improper installation or damage to the roof, moisture can find its way into your home. Once inside, it doesn’t take long for the water to begin causing a chain reaction that gives way to molds and mildews that quickly spread to insulation, walls, and even flooring. If left unchecked, the structural integrity of your roof can even become compromised by rot. Often time the damage is already substantial by the time it is visible. Keep up with regular inspections and maintenance to help prevent costly repairs, and consider having a professional inspect your roof for damage if there has been severe weather.
Rain or Storm Damage
Severe weather conditions bring heavy rains, winds, hailstorms, lightning, and tornadoes. Damage can happen fast in these types of situations. Tree limbs can fall, hail can pummel, winds rip and tear, rains overflow, and lightning can set fire. Having a professional inspect your roof after severe weather events will help address any issues that may have happened.
Roof shrinkages happen when the membranes protecting the roofing materials start to strip off. The purpose of these membranes is to safeguard the roof from extreme temperatures and damage. Some reasons that may cause roof membranes to shrink are poor manufacturing of the material and an absence of venting. Shrinkage can lead to tears and ridges on the roof, which can be costly to repair.
Schedule Your Next Inspection
routine maintenance of your roof. If you are experiencing a leak or your roof has sustained damage, Santa Fe’s roofing experts, Fix My Roof, can help. Give us a call today to schedule your next inspection!