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FAQs

I have a leaky roof, does it need to be completely replaced right away?

That’s not always the case. Leaks can happen when flashings have come loose or a portion of the roofing system has become damaged. When a full roof system failure occurs, it will most likely be time to replace your entire roof. A complete failure of the roofing system can occur from the use of incorrect roofing materials or installation practices that were not supervised properly.

As a homeowner, when do I need to consider replacing my roof? Are there any warning signs?

Call the Alpine Roofing Team today if you suspect any of the following:

  • Deteriorating or missing flashings
  • Broken or damaged shingles
  • Wind damage
  • Visible cracks
  • Missing shingles
  • Decaying or rotting shingles
  • Cracked or discolored interior drywall (this can be wallpapered or painted)
  • Evidence of leaking in your attic or on your ceilings
  • Curling shingles
  • Age
  • Excessive granular loss

Is there a particular season that works best to replace and/or repair my roof?

Any season is a great time to consider a new roofing system or preform a repair. Call the Alpine Roofing Team today to learn more.

Signs of a Leaky Roof

Inside:

  • Mold: Any signs of mold or mildew may indicate moisture is entering the home.
  • Dampness or stains: Check ceilings and walls for bubbles in the paint or water stains.

Outside (use binoculars to inspect the roof from the ground):

  • Roof shingles: Look for missing, torn, cracked, curling or damaged shingles.
  • Roof flashing: Cracks in the caulk or missing pieces may allow water to seep in.
  • Gutters: Are sections of the gutters drooping? Does the gutter overflow when it rains?

The Risks of a Leaking Roof

  • Damage to the interior of your home and your personal property.
  • Falling hazards from wet, slippery surfaces.

Find the Leak

Whether or not you know where the leak is entering your home, contact Alpine Roofing to help you find the specific source of the leak and make repairs.

Prevent Future Leaks

  • It’s important to have your roof routinely inspected and maintained.
  • Keep tree limbs cut back to prevent them from touching the roofing surface.
  • When leaks occur, get them fixed as quickly as you can — newer roofs may simply require repair; older roofs may require replacement.