As a responsible homeowner, you know that taking care of your roof is essential to protecting your loved ones, your belongings and your home investment. So, when you’re suddenly saddled with a roof repair or even routine maintenance, you may be tempted to take care of it yourself. However, before you climb up onto your roof, which always poses safety risks, consider these common roof repairs that you should leave to your northern California roofing pros.
Missing or Damaged Shingles
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material used for residential homes. Older asphalt shingles are more susceptible to damage by the elements, such as wind-driven rain, than well-installed concrete or clay tile roofs.
Some of the common problems you may encounter with asphalt shingle roofs are torn, missing and/or curled shingles. These roof repairs may be due to the wind and sun or a lack of roof maintenance.
Even if you just need to replace a few shingles, it’s better to call your Seattle area or northern California area roofing pro. Climbing up a ladder to your roof is actually very risky and dangerous. Moreover, you need to consult a roofing professional to determine if there is any other damage to your roofing system, such as water penetration, soft spots and wet or moldy attic insulation.
Concrete and clay tiles are quite popular among northern California homeowners. Tile is durable, long lasting and beautiful. That doesn’t mean you’re not going to need tile repairs or replacements from time to time.
Concrete or clay tile roofs are typically even more difficult to walk on than asphalt shingles. Further, you may do more damage than good by breaking the tiles.
Never let anyone walk on your tile roof except for licensed and insured roofers. This also goes for installing holiday lights on your roof line. Call your roofing company for any roof maintenance or roof repairs you need.
You should visually inspect your roof safely from the ground each month, and also after wind-driven storms. If you spot a problem, such as loose flashing, call your roofer right away. Loose flashing around flues and pipes contributes to water penetration and should be repaired sooner rather than later.
Don’t take unnecessary risks doing roof repairs and roof maintenance yourself. For the best quality roofing services in northern California and greater Seattle, contact us at Go Roof Tune Up today!