Owning a home can be a challenge and is certainly a huge responsibility. Over the course of years you will have taxes to pay, yard upkeep to work on, facade issues that need fixing, HVAC issues for repairmen to handle. The last thing on your list should be issues with your roof. When you buy a new home with a new roof you likely won’t have to worry about much in the way of leaks and issues for years. Apart from damaging storms or wildfires you roof should be in good condition for ten or more years before any major repairs should be needed. However, have you bought a home that isn’t new? Is your roof already more than a decade old? Are you worried about protecting the biggest asset and first defense of your home? You should be. There are plenty of roofing problems that can arise in a lifetime and if the last owner of your home wasn’t diligent about keeping the roof in good repair then the task most certainly falls to you.
The professionals at California Roofing Pros have been working on roofs for the better part of 40 years. We know what to look for, what to fix, how to install the necessary items and everything in between. We also know that some homeowner’s aren’t terribly knowledgeable on what their roof needs. This is why we have put together a small list of things that you as a homeowner should be aware or and proactive about as you enjoy your home throughout the years. The best way to prevent roofing problems is to spot them early and get them fixed. This means you have to know what to look for and know when it’s the right time to call us for help. Here’s what you need to know:
Mind the Gap and the Leaks
A small leak can become a big nightmare in terms of water damage in your home. If you spot things like water rings on your ceiling, mold growth and other tell tale signs of leaks that can’t be traced back to a burst plumbing pipe then you must call a professional to check things out. The best way to avoid small leaks that lead to big problems is to have frequent roof inspections. It’s recommended that you get your roof inspected at least once every three years but you can always stick with an annual schedule to be sure that nothing has happened since the last check. Don’t overlook or ignore signs that could lead to extensive damage. The cost of an inspection will be much cheaper than the cost to repair or replace your roof.
As mentioned before, you don’t want to wait. Just like if you were sick you wouldn’t wait to see a doctor. Don’t let your house sit in the ‘waiting room’ for years. Allowing problems to fester will only allow your roof to become a much bigger (and much more expensive) problem to address.
Trust the Experts
You wouldn’t work on your car if you didn’t know what was under the hood, right? Treat you roof with the same respect. You might be able to spot a leak but don’t assume that you know how to fix it. Climbing up and nailing a wooden board over a hole won’t be the fix you need. Trust the professionals to best assess your roof’s problems. They can come to the quickest and best solutions especially if they have years of experience in the industry.
Don’t Just Look For The Cheapest
It’s understandable that you may want to find the cheapest route to save a few bucks. Some of us live paycheck to paycheck and don’t have the savings set aside for major roof repair work. You don’t want to penny pinch when it comes to your roof. Don’t go with a national outfit either. Instead, search locally to find the right people to work on your property. Local workers will understand the seasonal weather conditions you face and will have a network of supplies for the best materials that you will need. They also will be around when you may need them in future. The last thing you will want is to have repairs done by a company that won’t be close to home if something goes bad down the road. Working with roofers in your community means that you will have that community once the job is done and you need to call on them again.
Check References to Solve your Roofing Problems
When you want to avoid problems with your roof it can come down to how good the team is that you hire. If you hire cheap and don’t check references you may end up with a roof that’s cheap and doesn’t have any sort of guarantee. When you are making inquiries about a roofing company you also want to check if they are involved in location organizations or have great reviews online/within your community.
To ensure that you get the best work possible to fix your roofing problems, you should call on the team at California Roofing Pros. We have 40 years of experience in the roofing industry and can work on installation, repair or replacement job. We serve Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hollywood and Orange County. Please feel free to call us at (323) 870-9149 for any inquiries about our service and keep in mind that we offer free estimates as well!