There is nothing more upsetting than a leaky roof and replacing it is not always an option. A small leak can turn into a huge roofing nightmare when left alone. Minor tasks such as sealing leaks and replacing damaged shingles will preserve the life of your roof and maintain its quality. Periodic residential roof repairs and restoration will help you avoid major roof problems and extend the life span of roof and your home. Asphalt shingles can also become worn out and fail from hail, wind damage, and overhanging tree limbs scraping your roof. Replacing asphalt shingles is a great way to extend the life span of your roof. Other signs of roof failure are mildew growing in the attic, peeling paint on interior walls, or water spots on ceilings or walls. If these signs are some issues in your home, then your roof is in need of repairs.
Reasons for Residential Roof Repairs
Whether you’re faced with an emergency situation or you have more time to deal with a roof issue, we want to help. Below you’ll find a few common reasons for roof repair.
Increase Home Value
Replacing or repairing an old roof can help curb appeal as well as help get you through home sale inspections. This is especially important if you intend to sell your home in the near future.
A leaking roof can quickly become a hazard. A leak is usually obvious when you see water spots on your ceiling. However, finding the source of the leak can be tricky. While it may seem like the shingles are at fault, sometimes it could be flashing around a chimney or somewhere else that’s allowing water through. If shingles are missing or damaged, water can begin to leak into the home causing a lot of damage if not noticed.
Leakage can also be caused by an ice dame. Ice dams are formed by continual thawing of snow over the warmer parts of the roof and refreezing over the cold eave. It can cause water backup under the shingles. If your roof doesn’t have ice and water underlayment it can be an issue.
While your roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. There are signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof. Significant wind can cause shingles to blow off the roof deck. Hail can bruise a shingle causing an indentation that may be hard to see but that can crack the shingle allowing water to infiltrate over time. During some storms tree branches or other failing debris can land on your roof. Some items are small and won’t cause an issue but other items are so large that you will naturally be concerned about damage.
No need to stress about the details! Why not call a trusted roofing contractor? MC Construction offers free inspections for our customers. We will help you decide if you need a replacement or simply a repair. We use high quality products and shingles in many colors and styles. We strive to make repairs look like a part of the existing roof rather than a patch. Our roof inspector will take a look and walk you through the whole process to make it as painless as possible. MC Construction provides residential roof repairs throughout the greater Indianapolis area as well as parts of Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky.