Today’s roofing materials are engineered to be more durable than ever. Yet, over the years, the elements combine to take a serious toll on your roof. Here are some signs to look for in an aging roof to help you know to contact a roofing contractor in Vancouver for repair.
Asphalt shingle roofs
As shingles age, the rough granules on their surface are lost. This results from both hardening of the shingle, and abuse by weather. Wind and rain will push loose granules down the roof and into the guttering, so check your gutters for excessive amounts of granules. While it’s natural to find some granules, if your gutters are quite full, it’s a good sign that your shingled roof is in need of replacement.
Concrete tile roofs are one of the most durable roofing choices, and will last for decades with proper maintenance. The most common culprit of tile roof damage is UV rays that break down the calcium carbonate in the concrete, resulting in cracking and crumbling tiles. Another red flag is the growth of moss and algae on the roof. Roofing experts can treat a tile roof with a protective coating that guards against UV damage and organic growth, so don’t hesitate to call an experienced roofing contractor for a consultation.
Should you notice any of the above symptoms, it is important to contact an experienced roofing contractor in Vancouver for a prompt inspection before further damage occurs. If you are concerned about your roof, Crown Residential Roofing would be happy to schedule a FREE inspection. Since our founding in 1902, we’ve covered more homes than any other BC roofing contractor! Just give us a call at (877) 907-3066.