If you’re wondering when to replace roofing that is leaking, warped, or damaged, Christian Roofing can help. With over two decades of experience in commercial and residential projects we offer reliable guidance on whether it is time to replace your roofing. Christian Roofing provides roof repairs, water damage analysis, emergency repairs, inspections, roof replacements, and annual maintenance.
Our detailed consultation process will expose any issues with your roof and determine when to replace your roofing versus completing a simple repair. As a full-service roof company, we offer:
- Roof replacements
- Roof installation
- Roofing repairs
- Annual maintenance
- Emergency roof repairs
- Water damage assessment & repairs
- Advanced roof technology & materials
- Solar energy installation
- Roof inspections for buyers and sellers
Commercial roofing solutions – Whether your roof needs extra shingles, new flashing, or repairs from water damage, Christian Roofing can help. We will walk you through all of the options before you decide when it is time to replace your roof. The first step is booking a free estimate with our team.
Common Roof Issues
Both commercial and residential properties suffer from a common list of problems. Old age, poor maintenance, or a bad installation can all contribute to the need to repair or replace your roof. In some cases, a simple repair may be the solution. In other situations, the severity of the issues increase to the point when it is necessary to replace the roof. The most common roof issues include:
- Leaks or holes
- Missing flashing or other protective components
- Rodent damage
- Storm or water damage
- Warped, faded, or cracked materials
- Damaged skylights, chimneys or gutters
In many cases, the leak will not be noticeable until the problem has progressed to a point where a roof replacement is required. The best way to determine when to replace roofing is to book a free estimate with our team.
Understanding the Components of Your Roof
While all structures have a unique design, there are a few basic layers that make up your roof. Commercial and residential structures may have differences, as well as structures that utilize skylights or non-traditional building techniques. In general, most roofs include several layers of materials that work together to keep water out and keep warm or cool air in. Your roof may be comprised of these basic elements:
- Trusses or Beams: These make up the overall structure and serve as the base of your roof.
- Sheathing: Often constructed of plywood, sheathing provides a surface on which to attach additional layers.
- Underlayment & Waterproofing: This layer helps to keep the elements out. There are several different underlayment options available based on your property size, regional climate, and design needs.
- Covering: Tiles, shingles, or other materials may all be used as covering. The covering you choose depends on your property’s design and functional needs.
- Flashing: Flashing is often composed of aluminum and is used to keep water out of areas like seams, vents, and skylights.
Depending on the age and design of your property, your roof may have multiple components that need to be replaced to ensure structural stability and adequate insulation. Learn more about our sheathing options for residential roofs or get in touch with our team for additional insights.
Water Damage and Roof Replacement
San Diego’s hot summers can cause your roof to warp and degrade over time, making it vulnerable to winter storms. Unfortunately, roof water damage may be hard to spot without a detailed inspection. Look for stained ceilings, leaks, and mold as a sign that your roof has water damage. While some water damage issues might be easily addressed with a small roof repair or patch, others may require a larger roof replacement. The best way to determine the extent of water damage to your roof is to book a free consultation with our team.
Roof Inspection Prior to Roof Replacements
Each roof inspection will vary depending upon the material, size, and age of the structure. However, there are a basic set of steps required in every inspection. Our team will start from the ground up by reviewing the exterior and interior of the property. The next step includes checking for damage that is not easily detectable by the human eye. We perform a series of tests to screen for structural stability, damage, and mold. We’ll also consider factors like long-term maintenance records or known issues. Before confirming when to replace roofing, we will compile a report that includes:
External Review of the Property: A comprehensive assessment of the walls, windows, gutters, vents, and siding. We will note any visible damage, signs of wear, or potential hazards.
Interior Review: We will enter the property and inspect the ceilings, chimneys, skylights, and the attic for signs of water leaks, rodents, wind, or heat damage.
Rooftop Inspection: The process includes an examination of the roof itself. One of our trained contractors will mount the roof according to best practices and safety standards. Once on top of the roof, we will check the shingles, tiles, flashings, chimneys, fasteners, seams, and gutters. We will look for signs of tree or rodent damage, worn out materials, debris, chemical buildup, cracks, and holes.
Roof Inspection Report: After the inspection is complete, you will be provided a detailed report along with relevant photos, estimates, and recommendations. There is no commitment to book immediate repairs or service, and our friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions you might have.
Ready to book a roof installation for your property? Contact our team today.
Roofing Repairs for Home Buyers or Sellers
If you are buying or selling a property it’s important to ensure the roof is structurally sound and aesthetically attractive. We offer roof inspections for buyers and sellers in order to help them detect damage, account for the cost of repairs, or plan when to replace roofing. Since damage is not always visible on the surface, a detailed inspection is key. Book your free estimate here or visit our FAQs page for additional information.
About Christian Roofing
We do business the old fashioned way. With fair prices and a focus on craftsmanship, there’s a reason why so many of our clients recommend us to their friends and colleagues. Christian Roofing is licensed under Christian Roofing, Inc., (CSLB Lic.# 1002598). Read more about our services on our FAQ page or get in touch with our team today.