Roof Damage and Your Home

Posted on: December 19, 2019

roof damage Centennial, CO

Wanting to understand whether your roof damage can be repaired or if you need to replace your roof? This is a question many homeowners ponder and the only way for you to know is by having a professional roofing contractor come to assess the damage.

While some homeowners are tempted to repair the damage themselves, more often than not this makes the damage worse.

About roofing contractors

Learning more about the extent of your roof damage will help you understand whether or not you need to hire a roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof. Roofing contractors are trained in repairing and replacing roofs, making this type of contractor the go-to professional when you are experiencing any problems with your home’s roof. A roofing contractor is a professional who understands exactly what to do for any type of roof damage and knows how to work with a variety of roofing materials.

Common types of roof damage

The following is a list of four common types of damage that can happen to a home’s roof.

Roofs that leak

A leaky roof requires immediate repair. The longer a roof leaks for, the more damages the water is going to cause to the roof, as well as the interior of the home. Roof leaks can be caused by a variety of reasons, including missing shingles, clogged gutters, damaged flashing, installed skylights and a roof that is reaching the end of its lifespan.

Missing shingles or roof coverings

Missing shingles or damaged roof coverings continues to be one of the more common types of damage to a roof. This type of roof damage is often easy to detect, as it is easy to see whether or not shingles are missing or roof coverings have been damaged. This type of damage also requires immediate roofing repair, as the roof is no longer protected from any outside elements.

Heat damage

Over time, a roof's prolonged exposure to the sun can start causing the shingles to crack, which means that the roof is no longer completely protected. If the shingles are severely cracked, this is a sign that the roof is in need of replacement as the shingles are reaching the end of the expected lifespan.

Replace or repair?

Generally speaking, minor roof damage can be repaired and major roof damage requires a new roof. Examples of minor roof damage repairs include missing shingles, gutter damage and damaged flashing. Examples of major roof damage include shingles that are curling or falling apart and a tree falling on the roof. When a roof is near the end of its expected life and has minor damage, it is often a good idea to go ahead and replace the roof.

Are you in need of roof repair?

You can get a professional estimate for your roof damage by calling us now. Just let us know what a convenient time is for you and we will schedule one of our professional roofing contractors to come out and assess the damage on your home’s roof.

Request an appointment here: or call Dynamic Roofing & Construction at (303) 558-1259 for an appointment in our Centennial office.

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