damaged roof in need of replacement

Having a solid roof atop your home is a crucial aspect of living a happy life in a safe home. Whether you own a home, apartment complex or business, it’s important to understand that your roof has a limited lifespan of around 20-25 years. However, making it last 25 years is not always the case. More often than not, you need to call a professional San Francisco Re-Roofing contractor for roofing repairs before the 20 year mark.

Common Warning Signs That It May Be Time for a Re-Roof

  1. The shingles have started to curl

Your roof shingles can curl in two ways: either clawing, when the middle goes up, or cupping, when the edges turn upwards. Whether your shingles are cupping or clawing, this is a clear sign that potential leaks are just around the corner. Depending on the extent of the curling, your roof has usually less than 5 years of life left.

  1. Entire shingles are missing

Another sign that your roof needs the help of your local roofing contractor is when entire shingles are missing. Of course, from a practical standpoint there is nothing wrong with replacing the missing shingles. However, it’s almost impossible to match the color of the missing shingle and to find shingles that fits perfectly in the location of the old ones. If your roof starts looking like a checkerboard, you should begin thinking of replacing the whole thing.

  1. You can see the beauty of the sun from your attic

If light gets inside your home through the roof, then it’s safe to assume that rain and cold air come in as well. You can call a residential roofing company to do the patching, but large leaks and structural damage require more than just patching. Requesting a roof leak analysis is the first step in assessing the damage.

  1. Shingles are covered with algae and moss

Ultimately, you should consider calling Ben’s Roofing in Oakland to replace your roof when it looks like nature has taken over. Shingles that are covered in a greenish, algae-like substance are not a good image for your business, nor does it work well in an HOA (Homeowners’ Association) neighborhood.

Start by Calling a Bay Area Roofing Contractor

If you’ve seen any of these characteristics on your roof, call the Bay Area roofing contractors at Ben’s Roofing right away. We’ll set up a time to assess your roof and see if there are repairs that can be done to extend the life of your roof, or if it’s time to re-roof your home. Ben’s Roofing specializes in residential roofing, apartment or condominium roofing, and commercial roofing. Give us a call today at 510-690-8570 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be happy to assist you.