In Southern California, rain is not a frequent occurrence. But the recent weather conditions had some of our clients seeking out the best roofing repair company in Long Beach, due to unexpected roof leaks! A leaky roof is never a welcome sight, but it can be an occasional issue for homeowners, even on some newer builds (new homeowners, check your contractor’s warranties!). TRC Roofing provides comprehensive roof repair services that include sealing roof leaks. We also perform thorough annual roof inspections, minor repairs, roof tune-ups and other roof maintenance. TRC operates on the old standard that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to your roofing needs. An annual roof inspection and simple tune-up can save homeowners valuable dollars by preventing or catching early water damage that might lead to a major expense, if left ignored.
Let’s discuss the three most common causes of roof leaks, so that you’ll know when it’s time to call us in for a tune-up. The three most common causes of a leaking roof are: age-related deterioration, storm damage, and clogged gutters.
- Age-related deterioration: Roofs should last a long time – upwards of 20 years – and some newly installed roofing will come with a lifetime warranty. But no matter how high-quality a newly installed roof is, over many years, its shingles can deteriorate, and flashing can corrode. The good news is that these are common signs of wear that can be caught and repaired early, before a leak occurs.
- Storm damage: Storms can present serious challenges to a roof. High winds, windblown debris, and fallen trees or branches can all take a toll. When debris or branches come in contact with roof shingles, they might lift or damage shingles. After you experience a serious storm, check your roof for any missing shingles. This is one way to stay on top of roof maintenance. We can assess the condition of your roof after a storm, and make shingle replacement quick and easy, to prevent any water damage from occurring.
- Clogged gutters: Clogged gutters are a common complaint for many homeowners needing roof repairs in Long Beach, and we offer a few convenient options for keeping your gutters clear and free of problematic debris. We recommend that you have gutters professionally cleaned at least once a year, and invite you to call us to easily schedule your next gutter cleaning service. If gutters aren’t maintained then downspouts can backup, causing water to collect in the gutters. This water can then pervade your roof’s sheathing, causing it to rot or mold. In some cases, pooled water can even leak behind your siding, causing water damage within your walls.
What Should I Do if My Roof Has a Leak?
When the worst has happened, and your roof has a leak, stay calm, and address the problem immediately. We have a reputation as the best roof repair company in Long Beach, California. Whatever area you live in, you will be able to secure the best roof repair company to assess and repair your roof leak. The key to minimizing roof damage is to take care of it before it becomes more serious. Delaying a roof leak repair can lead to worse problems like water damage, mildew, or mold growth. If neglected, a minor leak can also progress to a point where a complete roof replacement may be needed, so the number one priority is to act fast.
TRC Roofing’s skilled contractors are trained and experienced in repairing everything from minor gutter clogs to full roof replacements. Give us a call today to schedule a tune-up or get your free roofing estimate.