We get a lot of calls from distressed homeowners who fear they need roof replacement because of leaks. They always ask us if they need Maui roof repair or replacement. While leaks are an emergency, especially during a rainstorm, they don’t always mean roof replacement. My advice is to check your roof first.
Homeowners should inspect their roofs after a storm. However, checking your roofing for signs of wear and tear should be done at least twice a year. This will help you decide if you need a Maui roof repair or replacement.
You can simply walk around your house to look for signs of damage. You can also use binoculars to get a closer look of every part of your roof. Cracks, dents, and loose shingles are some of the things to look out for. Look at the folds and edges, especially parts of the roof that come in contact with other structures. Look for signs of wind and hail damage. As a general rule, all parts should be intact and undamaged and everything should be in its place.
Checking the interior of the roof is easier. You just have to go to the attic and inspect the ridge, rafters, and trusses. Look for signs of water damage, like stains, warping, and mold. Examine the foam insulation to see if there are clumps and other signs of leaks.
When to Call for Roofing Repair Services
If after inspecting your roof, you notice a minor problem, maybe a hole in a corner or a dent on a side, you need some roofing repair work. Houses in Wailuku, Hawaii, usually need roof repair because of hail or wind damage. Occasionally, falling branches and debris cause roof damage, too, that warrants repairs. It's best to call in a professional to determine whether you need a Maui roof repair or replacement.
Don’t delay repair work, because even a minor issue when left unattended can cause cumulative damage not only to your roof but also to the interior of your home. For instance, a tiny hole lets wind in and cause other structural damage. Depending on its location, it may also cause rainwater to leak into the attic or ceiling, causing a more expensive future restoration work.
When to Replace Your Roof
All roofs reach the end of their service life at some point. An asphalt roof, for instance, is only good until about 25 years, and that’s if it doesn’t suffer from heavy damage from the elements. Routine inspection, however, should provide you a clue whether your house needs a Maui roof repair or replacement
Widespread damage always means you should change your roof. If a huge portion of your roof has cracks, dents, or loose shingles, it needs to be replaced. If you stand in the attic in the middle of the day and you notice thin beams of light from pinholes, seek a professional roofing contractor.
For more information about Maui roof repair or replacement, call Pacific Roofing & Repair at 808-244-9412. We cater to homeowners of Wailuku, Hawai, and offer free consultation and provide reasonable quotes.