Residential and Commercial Roofing Services in Cleveland, OH
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the sun’s potentially harmful UV rays, wind, rain, hail and snow – but if you’re like most people, you don’t give it too much thought until you notice that there’s a problem. Fortunately, New View Roofing is one of Cleveland’s best roofing contractors, and we can help you with roof repair and roof replacement; we’ll even be happy to give you a free annual roof inspection.
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In many cases, minor roof repairs can prolong your roof’s lifespan – so it makes sense to call a Cleveland roofing contractor as soon as you suspect there’s a problem. New View Roofing will send an expert inspector to your home to check things out, and if we find any damage, we’ll let you know how we can fix it, how much it’ll cost, and how long the project will take.
Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced
Your roof may need to be repaired if you notice any of these signs:
- Cracked, curled or broken shingles
- Bald spots on your shingles
- Missing shingles
- Shingle granules in your gutters, near your downspouts, around the exterior of your home or beneath your roof line
- Blistering or peeling paint on your home’s fascia
- Cracked, peeling or damaged flashing
- Visible leaks inside your home
- Moisture or dampness in your attic
- Mold, mildew or other signs of water damage in your home
Cracked, Curled or Broken Shingles
Your shingles are the outermost layer of protection your roof has, so they need to be in good condition. However, if the edges are cracked or curled, it’s a sign that they’re reaching the end of their service lives. If they’re broken, they can’t block out water and certainly need to be replaced. Sometimes it’s a simple fix; you may just need to replace a few shingles that prematurely aged or were damaged.
However, if they’ve been cracked, curled or broken for a while – or if water has somehow worked its way beneath them and soaked into your roofing materials, you may need to replace your roof. The extent of the damage will determine whether you need a simple repair or it’s time for a complete roof replacement.
Asphalt shingles are covered in tiny granules that help them shed water. Over time, or with impact or wind damage, those tiny granules can wear off or be knocked loose. Without the granules, your shingles can’t push water down the slope of your roof and through your gutters the way they should.
Shingles that are missing granules often look like they have bald spots. If you notice these bald spots anywhere on your roof, look in your gutters and around your downspouts; there’s a good chance you’ll find some granules in those places. If your shingles are missing granules, it’s important that you talk to a roofing professional as soon as you can; your roof isn’t performing the way it should. Sometimes it’s okay to replace only a handful of shingles, but in other cases, it may be time for a whole new roof.
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Shingles that aren’t firmly nailed in place can’t protect your home – and if you have missing shingles, it’s imperative that you get them replaced. That’s because even one missing shingle can lead to a major roof leak; each shingle is important in protecting your home from water.
Shingle Granules Anywhere Other Than On Your Shingles
Even if you don’t see bald spots on your shingles when you visually inspect your roof, finding shingle granules in your gutters, near your downspouts or beneath your roofline anywhere around the perimeter of your home is bad news. That means that your shingles don’t have the water-resisting capabilities they once had, and you could be one rain shower away from a major roof leak.
When you find shingle granules anywhere other than on your shingles, you should call New View Roofing for a free roof inspection. We’ll climb on your roof and take a look at the extent of the damage, and then we’ll let you know what needs to be done to get your roof back up to its peak performance.
Blistering or Peeling Paint on Fascia
Blistering or peeling paint on your home’s fascia (the boards that face out immediately below your roof’s overhang) can indicate that there’s been water build-up against your home. Water is always bad news against the wood of your home, so the first thing you should do is inspect your gutters for a clog. Sometimes debris builds up in gutters, especially after serious storms, and that wet debris can sit against the wood of your fascia. Unfortunately, wet wood can rot quickly, and it may need to be replaced.
Cracked, Peeling or Damaged Flashing
Flashing is the material on your roof that protects the areas around features that protrude from your roof, such as your chimney, skylights, or even solar panels. Flashing should be flush with your roof and in good condition, because if it isn’t, it can let water in.
Visible Leaks Inside Your Home
You can’t ignore a water leak inside your home. If you’ve ruled out other causes, such as pipes or overflowing sinks and tubs, there’s a chance that the leak is coming from your roof. What many people don’t know is that your roof can leak even when it’s not raining; it’s not that uncommon for water to pool in certain areas of your roofing materials and seep out when the sun is shining.
Even a small leak can quickly spiral out of control and cause tremendous amounts of damage, so if you see water anywhere in your home, it’s essential that you have your roof inspected right away.
Moisture or Dampness in Your Attic
The air in your attic shouldn’t feel damp, even if there’s high humidity outside. If it does, there’s a chance that a leak is letting water in or that your roof ventilation system isn’t working properly. While you’re checking your attic for dampness, check the temperature; it shouldn’t be much hotter or colder in your attic than it is outside (though a little bit of temperature difference is fine).
Mold, Mildew or Other Signs of Water Damage in Your Home
If you see signs of mold, mildew or other signs of water damage – such as brownish stains on your ceilings – there’s a good chance you have a roof leak. You should have one of New View Roofing’s expert inspectors come examine your roof to find out where the water may have entered. Sometimes water comes in through multiple spots, and in some cases, the water drips into your home in a place that’s far from the actual leak. Your inspector will find the source of the leak and tell you what needs to be done to stop it.
Do You Need to Talk to a Cleveland Roofing Contractor?
If you need to talk to a Cleveland roofing contractor about roof repair or replacement, or if it’s been a while since you had your roof professionally inspected, call our office – we’ll be happy to send an expert inspector to your home at a time that’s convenient for you. Our roof inspections are completely free, and if we discover any damage, we’ll let you know on the spot. We’ll also explain your options for repair or roof replacement and provide you with a quote.
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Let us be your Cleveland roofing company. At New View Roofing, we have the experience, skills and equipment necessary to keep your roof performing at a high level.