Does My Roof Need to Be Repaired?

Does My Roof Need to Be Repaired?

Constant exposure to adverse conditions can degrade your roof and lead to various issues, requiring you to perform some much-needed roof repair. So how do you know if your roof is due for it? Let GAF® Master Elite™ Contractor 3JM Exteriors discuss some of the telltale signs.

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These can be hard to notice since they often start small, and you only notice them once they’ve gotten worse. A good way to know if you have a leaky roof is to hire reliable roofers like us to conduct a thorough inspection. Doing so will let us locate the source of the leaks and make the necessary repairs, preserving your roof’s overall structure.

Granule Erosion

Granules serve as a primary layer of asphalt shingles, protecting them from damaging UV rays and moisture. If you see an excessive amount of shingle granules collecting in your gutter system and downspout, then it’s time to schedule a roof repair.

Damaged Flashing

A common cause of roof leaks would be damaged or poorly-installed flashing. We can examine the flashing around the chimneys, valleys, and other parts of your roof. Once we determine the areas with defective flashings, we’ll perform the needed repairs to improve their condition.

Organic Growth

Excessive exposure to the elements and lack of maintenance can lead to mold and algae growth on your roof. These can degrade your roof over time, making your home vulnerable to unpleasant weather conditions. We can examine your roof to determine if there are signs of organic growth and conduct roof repair as needed.

While performing roof repairs can help bring back your roof in great condition, there are times when it’s better to replace it instead. You can rely on 3JM Exteriors to provide you with high-quality roofing that will provide your home with vital protection against severe weather conditions. We serve Barrington, IL, and nearby areas, including Northbrook and Woodridge. Call us today at (855) 766-3356 for a FREE estimate.