These days finding a craftsman with the ability to identify and repair roof leaks has become a real challenge. This could be because many roofing companies simply recommend a complete roof replacement, even when a cleaner, faster and more affordable repair will do.
Blue Fox Roofing & Renovations is different. We continue to train our installers in the time-honored skill of roof repair, right here in Charlotte, NC. Our family’s combined experience of 45 years in the roofing industry put us in a unique position to offer roof repairs that are affordable and make sense. Read on to learn more about our services and what we can do for your roof.
5 Reasons Your Roof Is Leaking
When you schedule a service call with our team, our roof technician arrives onsite ready to resolve the top five reasons a roof might leak prematurely. Here are some of the common signs we look for.
Age Of Roofing Materials
Even without succumbing to severe weather, fallen branches or other impacts, your roof will wear out over time. Depending on the materials used to shingle your roof, you can expect your roof to last for at least 20 years. Over time, your roofing materials will degrade – causing weak spots and gaps where water can seep through and into the layers of your roof.
Broken Or Missing Shingles
Your shingles are your roof’s first line of defense against the elements. They work as a protective barrier against rain, wind and airborne debris. Depending on your shingle materials, their lifespan varies dramatically. For instance, asphalt shingles are designed to last from 15-20 years before showing signs of damage.
Holes In Your Roof
Holes in your roof can occur for a variety of reasons, like fallen tree branches, extreme weather, vermin or improper installation. Holes are an obvious sign that your roof is leaking – active water drips are hard to ignore.
Gutters are responsible for directing rainwater across your roof and away from your home’s foundation. When they become clogged with debris, such as twigs, leaves and dirt, water can become trapped in the gutter instead of flowing away. Clogged gutters can cause water to overflow and seep underneath your roof’s edge, leading to fascia, shingle or structural damage.
Improperly Sealed Valleys Or Vents
Valleys and vets are vulnerable areas on a roof where different sections meet or where pipes and vents penetrate the roof surface. If these areas aren’t properly sealed, water can infiltrate and lead to leaks.
Blue Fox Roofing Can Fix It!
Regular roof inspections and maintenance can help identify and address these issues before they result in significant leaks and water damage. Prompt repairs or replacements of damaged components are essential to maintain a watertight roof and preserve the integrity of the entire structure. If you suspect you have a bad roof, shingle damage or other issues, reach out to Blue Fox Roofing & Renovations today to schedule your appointment!