Repair or Replace Roof

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Should you repair or replace your roof? MasterCraft RoofingAs a homeowner, you need to be aware of the signs from your roof that it should be replaced, or at least repaired.

The last thing you need is a roof that shows signs of failing, and you don’t recognize them.

It may take a little effort to find situations that affect the stability of your roof, but it will be well worth your time.

You will either rest assured that your roof is in good shape, or you will be made aware of any problems that need to be addressed.

This is a home maintenance job that you may want to avoid, but in the end, the integrity of the roof affects the integrity of the home.

What to look for:

Interior conditions to look for:

  • Water stains in the attic – these might be seen after driving rain or ice build up and can be caused by
    • Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment
    • Deteriorated flashing
  • Water stains, mold or mildew growth on interior walls and ceilings may be caused by
    • Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment
    • Poor ventilation in the attic
  • Paint on interior or exterior walls blistering or peeling shows signs of
    • Poor ventilation in the attic which will cause excessive heat and high humidity

Exterior signs include:

  • Decay of the exterior walls or siding indicates poor attic ventilation
  • Dirty or dark looking areas on your roof could  be due to
    • Moss, algae or fungus growth
    • Aging shingles that have lost their granules
  • Shingles that are missing, curled or cracked have probably reached the end of their life.

Your energy bill may indicate you need to repair your roof - MasterCraft RoofingYour energy bill may be excessive

If your attic is insufficiently ventilated, your heating and cooling systems will not run efficiently.

In warm weather, hot air will be trapped in your attic, causing your air conditioner to run excessively. And in both hot and cold weather, moisture can get trapped in the attic, condense on the rafters, causing the possibility of mold and dripping onto the insulation.

Watch for signals that your roof might be failing – call us for a free estimate on repair or replacement.

MasterCraft Roofing Services is the Seattle Area’s Best Roofing Company

Our team is the most highly trained in the roofing industry in the Northwest

Exterior Commercial and Residential Roofing Services include:

• Cedar Shake (all sizes and thicknesses of shakes)
• Composition (our work is guaranteed)
• Metal Roof
• Roof Coatings
• Roof Cleaning & Maintenance
• Chimney & Skylight Repair

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