3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs

 

Your roof is the most critical part of your home, yet most often we never appreciate just how important it is to the safety and comfort of the interior. When was the last time you cleaned debris from your roof, looked for any damage, and examined the integrity of the shingles and flashing?

 

The experts at Harlan Roofing are here to help, offering 3 top signs that roof repairs are needed. Read on or call us for a roof inspection.

Missing Or Damaged Shingles

 

This may seem obvious, but you may not be able to see all facets of your roof from below and for elderly homeowners, climbing a ladder may not be a great idea. We recommend that you walk around your yard and see as much of the roof as possible. Use binoculars, if you have them, to see a closer view of the shingles, the flashing, the gutters, and the downspouts. Look for uniformity in layout and color. Look for any that might be cracked, broken, or completely missing.

 

Discoloration In The Attic Or Ceiling

 

If you see discoloration on the ceiling or in the attic, it is a likely sign that water is making its way into your home, especially if that discoloration is growing over time. Swelling and sagging are also key indicators that the roof needs some attention. Take a flashlight with you into your attic and examine all the interior roof surfaces that you are able to see. If any appear darkened or swelled with moisture, it is time to take immediate action. Left unchecked, these will only get worse, create unhealthy mold, and lead to larger repair costs.

 

Mossy Or Moldy Shingles

 

Many homes in California will grow a bit of mold during the winter rainy season. Those moldy spots soon disappear as the hot, dry weather returns. Moss and mold on your roof indicate that moisture is being trapped where it is not wanted. Left unchecked these mossy areas allow water to seep under your shingles. Keeping your roof free of all growth and debris are high recommended for optimal roof maintenance.

 

If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call. Roof repairs done early are almost always less expensive than those that have gone unnoticed or unattended. Let us help you keep that most important part of your home healthy and safe.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

The condition of your roof can have an impact on the overall value of your home. When faced with making the decision between replacing your roof and making a few simple repairs, you will want to contact a roofing company that has the experience and expertise to give you sound advice. Only after a thorough professional roof inspection will you be able to make an informed decision on which path makes sense for you. Here are the major factors that will help you make that decision:

1. Water Spots on the Ceiling

One of the biggest indicators of how severe a roof problem may be is if the ceilings inside your home are showing any kind of damage. Water spots and stains can indicate leaks from many different areas. If leaks are left unattended, they can lead to mold or other problems.  This could be a major problem that need replacing or could be a simple repair.

2. Weather Conditions

Know what type of weather the roof is constantly being exposed to. This can also provide your roofing contractor an idea as to what condition the roof is really in. Extreme high temperatures and heavy rains in the Sacramento area can take their toll on an asphalt shingle roof. It is important to address any repairs before any disaster happens.

3. Increased Maintenance Costs

There is no problem in a temporary repair of your roof until you encounter a bigger issue. However, when patching causes it to start to look like a checkerboard, then it’s time to replace. Additionally, if the cost of maintaining the roof is beginning to exceed the cost of replacing the roof, a roofing contractor may recommend foregoing future repairs and opting to install an entirely new roof.

4. Roof Aging Problems

A typical roof lasts for 15-50 years depending on the selection of material quality. Confirming the remaining life of your roof should be through an inspection report by a qualified roofing contractor. A professional contractor can also determine the longevity of a roof by its current condition and how well it has held up over time.

5. Shingles Curling and Buckling

Another indication that you may require a new roof is when the shingles have started curling or buckling. Analyze the slopes of your home that receive direct sunlight and look out for signs of curling shingles and their missing granules. This can provide information on whether shingles have exceeded their life expectancy. Rain and wind can also cause curling of shingles.

These are the top signs you should pay attention to before deciding on replacing or repairing your home roof. Contact Harlan Quality Roofing to get a thorough inspection and an honest evaluation of the recommended course of action that makes sense for you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

While Sacramento homes are unlikely to see snow piled up, there still are winter weather conditions that can have an adverse effect on the integrity of your roof. Our winters are primarily wind and rain, with an occasional drop below freezing.

Water Damage

Winter in Sacramento is our rainy season. After many months of hot, dry weather the winter rains are a welcome. They help replace our depleted water supply, fill our lakes and rivers, and turn our landscapes green again. California has been in a severe drought and the heavy rains we are seeing this year are causing issues for many homeowners. Heavy rains, especially when coupled with strong wind, can accumulate and get under your shingles.  Water that enters your home this way can leave unsightly stains on ceiling and walls, damage electrical wiring, and cause mold to grow inside your home.

As a homeowner, your best defense against water damage is regular inspection of the integrity of your roof as well as regular cleaning and maintenance of your roof and gutters. Another important aspect of your roof is ventilation. Be sure your roof has adequate ventilation to prevent moisture from being trapped.

Wind Damage

We already spoke of the wind/rain combo which can be particularly damaging to your roof. Wind alone can cause damage by lifting and loosening shingles. During our dry season, we may not even realize that damage has occurred until the winter rains set in. Another very good reason for having your roof inspected after a particularly strong windstorm.

Wind damage can also undermine the integrity of those beautiful trees surrounding your Sacramento home. Many trees have been stressed with the drought situation in California. When the wind sways these trees, heavy limbs may split off or even the whole tree could topple, and your home and roof may be in the fall zone.

Roof Repair

Roof damage can occur in any season, but the winter months can be particularly hard on your roof. If you can, walk around your home and do your own visual inspection after a storm. You should be able to detect if you have sustained damage.

Use binoculars if you have them. Look for piles of leaves, growth, or debris. Look for curled, buckled, torn, or missing shingles. Clean your gutters or have them professionally cleaned. The cost of maintenance is far less than the cost of roof repair.

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Roof

What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Roof

Wind and rain are common weather conditions, but when they strike together and strike hard, their combined efforts could spell trouble for your roof. The heavy wind may lift and tear shingles, debris may fall on the roof causing damage, then the rain beats down and makes a complete mess of the situation. So, what should you do when disaster strikes your roof?

You may not have experienced a damaged or leaking roof before, but you can well imagine the damage to your home and your belongings when it does.  When disaster strikes, it’s important to contact a roofing contractor immediately.  The moisture that has entered into your home can cause mold, mildew, and wood rot, all of which can impact the structural integrity of your home and the air you breathe.

After the Storm

Once the storm has passed, walk around the exterior of your home to assess the damage the storm has inflicted on your roof.  Bring along your phone and take photos of any of the damage you can see from the ground. Specifically look for missing or damaged shingles, exposed plywood and tarpaper, dented or dangling gutters, and any other areas that appear to have been affected by the storm. Taking photos will help your roofing contractor assess the priority of your situation and will also be helpful for insurance purposes.

Be Sure to Contact Your Insurance Company

After you make that important call to your local roofing contractor, the next call should be made to your insurance company. Find out the procedure for filing a claim, what your deductible is, and anything required by you to get the ball rolling for getting reimbursement for the cost of repairs.

In the event of a significantly violent storm, many fellow homeowners in your area may be seeking our roofing repair. Roofing companies may not be able to meet the demand. Having a local, established roofing contractor that you do business with is an important asset. Be sure to accurately convey the extent of your damages and ask for a referral if your preferred roofing company is already booked out with roof repairs.

Being Prepared is Half the Victory

If you keep your roof well-maintained and have a great working relationship with a reputable local roofing company, you are as prepared as you can be when it comes to natural disasters.

Be prepared, stay safe, and contact Harlan Roofing when you need any assistance with your roof. A local, quality roofing company is your best go-to when disaster strikes your roof.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

 

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

 

Whether you need roof repair, roof replacement, or just an estimate and consultation, how do you find the right roofer?

Maybe you know someone who recently had some roofing work done, but they simply chose the cheapest bid. Is this the best choice? You may not know until it’s too late!

Finding out that the roofer you used didn’t provide the best service or use quality products, may lead to leaks and property damage, resulting in  frustration. So much is at stake when it comes to your roof, so let’s explore some ideal ways in choosing the right roofing contractor.

 

How to Find a QUALITY Roofer

 

You simply only need to view their company profile, reviews, and background to find a firm that has been in business, that has been established for a long time and well-known in the neighborhood.

 

  1. How long has the company been operating?

Before moving forward with any roofing contractor, check to see how long they have been in business. As with any trade, the more experience they have, the more likely they are to deliver quality service.

 

  1. Are they reputable?

Searching for ‘best roofer in Sacramento’ may bring up a huge list of roofers claiming to be ‘best’. A quality roofer will have a good reputation, excellent reviews, testimonials, and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Look for a roofing company that is praised for quality roofing services, high-grade materials, with excellent product and service warrantees.

 

  1. Are they licensed and insured?

Don’t assume because a roofing company can be found online and has a website that they are properly licensed and insured. Most quality roofing companies will proudly list their license number on their website. Feel free to call and ask about what insurance they carry. When engaging in a large project with a roofing company, you want to be confident that they are licensed for the services they are offering and have adequate insurance in case anything unexpected comes up.

 

  1. What services do they offer?

Most roofers offer installation, repair, assessment, and maintenance. However, some companies specialize in residential vs. commercial roofing. Smaller firms may undertake repairs and maintenance, but not a complete installation. Be sure that the roofing contractor you choose has a solid reputation in the area for the service you are interested in.

 

  1. What guarantees/warrantees do they offer?

When investigating roofing contractors, find out specifically what warrantees or guarantees they offer on both the roofing materials as well as the services they provide. Your guarantee or warrantee should be provided in writing.

 

  1. What are customers saying?

Reading reviews and testimonials can be a good way of weeding out the bad from the good. A roofing company with many happy customers is likely to make you a happy, satisfied customer as well.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing has been serving the greater Sacramento area since 2005. We choose to work with quality roofing products. Read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about our work. We are proud of the many beautiful roofs that we have installed over the years. Let us make your home beautiful too!

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548