Too often, homeowners fail to think about their roofs until there is a major problem. Regular roof maintenance is important to ensure that a catastrophe doesn’t happen, and in normal circumstances, your roof should be inspected once or twice a year.

Do you know where to start when it comes to inspecting your roof? Here are some tell-tale signs that you are in need of some serious roof repairs.

Missing, cracked, or bent shingles
The whole idea of a shingle is to help protect your roof against the elements. But if they are cracked or missing, this means the adhesive is coming off and they are not offering adequate protection. One or two missing shingles after a severe windstorm isn’t too much of a concern, but if you have full patches that are missing or notice a major crack, make sure to call your roofing contractors right away.

Wear and tear around the gutters, the chimney opening and any vents
Notice fraying around roof openings and edges? Chances are you will need a complete roof replacement as this is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of damage. There’s a reason why the damage is coming apart at the edges, as deterioration has most likely developed and spread.

Blistering or peeling interior and exterior paint
Blistering or peeling interior and exterior paint is a sign that you may have a gutter problem, and gutter replacement is in your near future. When the gutters aren’t cleaned out properly, they can overflow down the sides of your home which can cause interior and exterior water damage. Additionally, the standing water that pools at your foundation can lead to a nasty, wet basement.

Unexplained high energy bills
Have a really high energy bill for seemingly no reason? You may have some gaps in your roof that could be letting out hot or cold air. This can be fixed with additional insulation in your attic, or you may need roof repairs in some areas.

Of all the roofing companies available to fix your roof, the one you choose should be fully licensed, insured, be reliable, provide quality work and able to finish the job on time.

Our professionals here at G &K Roofing and Remodeling, Inc. are here to help, so call today!