10 Signs Your Roof Needs Professional Maintenance

10 Signs Your Roof Needs Professional Maintenance

Roof Maintenance

Safeguard your home from the elements by ensuring your roof stays in peak condition. In today’s blog our team of roofing experts will go over 10 signs that your roof needs professional maintenance to prevent extensive damage, replacements and headaches!


Posted by Tricia | July 4, 2024

Ensuring your roof stays in good condition is essential for safeguarding your home from Mother Nature, but it’s not always easy to tell when it’s time for some professional attention. If you’ve noticed curling or missing shingles, or water stains on your ceiling, it might be time to take a closer look.

In today’s blog the roofing experts at Guns N Hoses will go over the top 10 signs your roof needs professional maintenance, helping you catch issues early before they turn into costly problems. Whether its general wear and tear or major structural changes, understanding what to look for will help keep you and your home protected from damage, replacements and headaches.

Let’s dive in!

1. Age Of Your Roof

The age of your roof plays a pivotal role in determining the need for professional maintenance, repair or replacement.

In Alberta, most roofs have a lifespan of 15-20 years, and as they age, shingles and other roofing materials can become susceptible to damage, making them less effective at protecting your home.

If you live in an older home, it’s important to undergo professional maintenance more regularly to identify and address signs of deterioration. If deterioration has surpassed the point of repairs, it may be time to consider a new roof installation.

Guns N Hoses roofing is proud to offer roof replacements in Calgary, Okotoks and the surrounding areas. We offer quality workmanship and materials, year-round service and industry-leading guarantees and warranties. Contact us today!

Guns N Hoses roofing proudly offers roof replacement in Calgary, Okotoks and the surrounding areas in Alberta available year-round with industry leading guarantees.

2. Curling Or Buckling Shingles

Shingle warping is typically caused by extreme temperature shifts (hello, Chinook season!), improper installation or age.

This curling or buckling greatly reduces the ability of your roof to shed water, potentially causing leaks and water damage. It can also make your roof more susceptible to wind damage and wind lift during major storms, resulting in a full roof replacement that you may not have considered.

If you notice signs of shingle warp give us a call right away. We’ve seen and fixed it all in our years as Southern Alberta’s roof repair experts, and we want your home to be safe and comfortable for years to come. That’s why we offer several workmanship guarantees, video repair estimates, and certified repair technicians. Call now!

3. Missing Shingles

Missing shingles definitely aren’t aesthetically pleasing, but did you know that they also point to something more serious? They’re a visual sign of a breach in your roof’s ability to protect against the elements.

Exposed roof areas can quickly lead to water infiltration, damaging not only your roof, but your insulation, interior ceilings and walls. Prompt and proper replacement of shingles is a key step to roof maintenance.

The experienced team at Guns N Hoses uses 6 nails in every shingle to maximize protection from wind, rain and other elements, so you can trust our team to fix your roof for the long haul!

4. Roof Valleys

Roof valleys are the areas of your roof where two slopes meet, creating a metal channel. These valleys are prone to water collection and leaks if not properly maintained.

Over time sealant and flashing (thin material that helps direct water away) can wear out, allowing water to seep underneath your shingles and into your home.

Since roof valleys are so specialized, it’s always a good idea to bring in the professionals. We’ve serviced over 5000 homes and have the experience, materials and equipment necessary to maintain and repair these unique roofs.

Professionals at Guns N Hoses have serviced over 5,000 homes and have the experience, materials and equipment necessary to maintain and repair roofs.

5. Granules In The Gutters

Shingle granules protect the asphalt or other materials from UV rays and increase fire resistance. If you’re finding granules in your gutters during your regular cleaning, it usually means your shingles have begun to deteriorate.

Shingles won’t last forever, nothing does, but damage can be sped up due to periods of heavy rain, snow and hail. So consider shingle replacement sooner rather than later to keep your roof protected.

6. Sunlight Through The Roof Boards

If you notice sunlight peeking through your roof while you’re in your attic, it’s a clear sign that there are gaps or holes in your roofing material.

This exposes your home to not only the elements, potentially resulting in higher utility costs as your home comfort system struggles to heat and cool your home effectively, but also pesky critters such as squirrels and mice.

If there’s light or drafts, give our friendly team a call right away. We’ll quickly identify the source of the holes and offer immediate solutions.

Roofing Excellence Year-Round: Experience our expert solutions in every season at GNH Guns and Hoses.

7. Sagging Roof Deck

A sagging roof deck is a sign of serious structural issues. It can be caused by age, or excessive weight due to roofing materials or heavy amounts of snow. Sagging will eventually affect the integrity of the entire roof structure, resulting in immediate professional evaluation and replacement.

When you contact Guns N Hoses for your roof replacement you can rest assured that all of our team members are fully certified to install the products we carry including: asphalt laminate shingles, Euroshield recycled rubber, BP Shingles, Malarkey and Velux! We’re also HAAG certified so you know our work is backed by industry know-how and safety techniques.

8. Chimney Flashing Concerns

Chimney flashing is the first line of defense against water intrusion where the base of the chimney meets the roof.

If the flashing is damaged or not installed properly, water can enter and cause significant damage to both the chimney and surrounding areas.

Regular checks from our roofers ensures seals stay intact and functioning properly.

9. Roof Moisture & Mold Growth

Moisture trapped in and around your roof can lead to mold growth, which is a health and safety hazard.

Signs of moisture damage include: musty smells, discoloration on ceiling and walls, and the physical presence of mold spores.

Trust our professional roofing experts to quickly identify and remedy moisture and mold to keep your home and family better protected.

10. High Energy Bills

Unexpected increases in energy bills are usually associated with your home’s heating and cooling systems, but have you considered that your roof could be the culprit?

Poor roof insulation or ventilation can lead to heat loss in the winter and excess heat retention during the summer. Ensuring your roof is in top shape is a great step towards sustainability and reducing your energy costs.

Recognizing the above signs of roof deterioration is the first step in safeguarding your home.

Regular and timely maintenance from the professionals at Guns N Hoses extends the life of your roof and even helps keep your roof under warranty. Many roofing warranties require professional maintenance to remain valid, protecting you from unexpected repair costs.

Don’t wait for a minor issue to become a huge inconvenience, call our friendly team today. We’re here to help!

Explore our year-round roofing solutions at GNH Guns and Hoses, ensuring your home remains energy-efficient and comfortable through expert maintenance and care.

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Written by Tricia Arsenault

Tricia’s first experience roofing was when she was a teenager, roofing with her dad in small-town Manitoba. Her dad was a farmer but they did construction in their spare time, and she was his right-hand woman. After highschool, Tricia graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing and International business. She has worked in the travel and finance industry and then returned full circle to the construction industry when she started Guns N Hoses with Keith over 14 years ago. Fun fact: Tricia has traveled all over the world, lived in three different continents and traveled to fifteen different countries.

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