A: Damages can appear quickly on a shingle roof, which can lead to extensive water damage before you know it. You should have your shingle roof inspected once a year for any signs of leaking or other damages to avoid costly roof repair.
A: Cement tile roofs are popular in Phoenix Arizona. Like shingle roofs, it is best to have your cement tile roof inspected once a year, starting after the roof is five years old. Roofs of all types may need to be inspected more frequently if there are many trees or birds leaving debris to accumulate.
A: Your roof may require maintenance or repair before it is time for your yearly inspection. Some signs may include shifted or missing tiles or shingles and bent roof jacks. Watching for these and other signs of trouble can help you make the repairs you need before they become a big problem.
A: No time of year is decidedly better than another. If you opt for your inspection in the spring, you can get your roof ready for the onslaught of spring rains. If you plan for the inspection in the fall, you can spot damage from summer storms before it becomes a bigger problem.
A: The symptoms are different for different types of roofs. Shingle roofs typically need to be replaced when they become dry and brittle. Signs that this is happening include more granules appearing on the ground around the house or on the roof, discoloration in the shingles, or curling shingles.
The primary reason to replace a tile roof is that the underlayment has deteriorated. The underlayment is what keeps the moisture out. However, it can be difficult to see the condition of the underlayment because it is completely covered by the tile. The best way to determine the health of your underlayment or your tile roof is to be consistent with your yearly inspections. Elastomeric roofs routinely need to be recoated every five to 10 years, depending on the thickness of the cover.
A: Shingle roofs are economical and attractive, but shingles can wear down or curl over time, allowing water to penetrate. The most common problem for shingle roofs is leaking, which can usually be remedied by resealing the shingles and patching cracks.
A: Though cement tile roofs are a good choice for standing up to the extreme heat in Phoenix Arizona, they can still break down over time. Cracked and broken tile can expose the underlayment, causing it to dry out and crack, allowing water to seep in.
Debris can also accumulate on a cement tile roof, impeding the flow of water off the roof. Water can accumulate or back up, which can cause leaks.
A: Maybe. Most roof leaks are minor, and a good roofing contractor can help you to avoid replacement. Roof leaks can be caused by cracks in the skylights, chimneys, vents, and flashings. Roof repair can solve the problem in many cases.
A: Prices vary widely depending on the type of roof repair needed. If the damage has been present for some time, water damage may have occurred, which can require the replacement of rotted wood and will increase the costs.