Signs That Roof Repair Is Needed

Few things are more stressful than having your home’s roof damaged. Some warning signs indicating the need for roof repair are more or less obvious. Below are the most common signs it’s time to call a professional roofing company.

Water Leaks

In Florida, leaky roofs are extremely common. We frequently receive torrential rains, and these events take their toll on aging roofs. Evidence of water intrusion is likely to be noticed inside your home first.

Areas where you see water stains on your ceiling, cracked or peeling paint, mold growth, or actively dripping water are signs of a roof leak. If this happens, you must seek a professional roofing contractor right away. Leaving a leak unchecked will further compromise your roof system, and it will also lead to structural damage to your home like wood rot, mold growth, wet insulation, etc.

If you notice a sagging roof from the exterior of your home, this is a major sign your roof needs repaired and likely replaced, depending on how big of an area of your roof is sagging.

At Big D Roofing, we can quickly identify the source of the leak and make an assessment to determine the best solution. Depending on the extent of the leak and the age of your roof, it might be possible to simply repair the damaged area. However, if the age of your roof is 20 years old or more or if 25-30% of the roof is damaged, it’s more cost-effective to replace the entire roof.

Call Big D Roofing in Ocala, FL today if you need a professional to assess your leaky roof.

Roof Discoloration

Several factors cause roof discoloration. One cause is algae growth. Another is the loss of granules from the shingle surface. Over time, the rain washes away shingle granules.
Granules help keep the roof water-tight. If a significant portion of your roof is discolored, it could signify that you need a new roof. However, discoloration isn’t always a sign your roof needs to be replaced.

If your roof has algal build-up, it can easily be cleaned. If you’re not sure if your discolored roof is cause for concern, give us a call so we can come out and assess.


Damaged or Missing Shingles

Another sign your roof needs repaired is if you see damaged or missing shingles. Missing shingles usually occur following a strong wind event, like a hurricane or severe thunderstorm. In the case of a missing shingle, your roof’s ability to repel water is compromised.

It’s important to replace the missing shingles right away. Otherwise, water will cause damage to the underlying materials. Call Big D in Ocala, FL to come out to assess your damaged asphalt shingle roof.


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— Giacinto M.

“Big D was fantastic; the work was professional, fast, and very high quality. I was very happy with the work and the crew. I recommend them for any roofing job you have.”

— Dan K.

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— Carrie B.

“I wasn't too sure what to expect with having a roof replacement (this was my first ever major home repair), but when they came out to give me a quote, they also took the time to completely explain the process and even brought samples of the materials that would be used. Having the work done was a great experience! The workers got to my house ready to work, they were extremely hard working and very professional!”

— Cyndi S.

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— Shane M.

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— Dan J.

I'm very pleased with Big D's service. Everything was what Randy said it would be. Would highly recommend.

— Maurice L.

This firm was professional and personable at every stage of the process. I am so impressed with them and their combination of expertise and care! From the pitch to the price to the job. Couldn't be better.

— Scott C.

The job was very professional from the bid process to the follow up once the job was finished. They were easy to work with and I would definitely recommend Big D Roofing.

— Susan T.