Signs your roof needs to be fixed…

If it’s been more than a year since your last roof inspection, you’re likely due for another. Having over 30 years of experience serving residential and commercial roofs in the Nanaimo area has given us the expertise to assess any type of roofing system and notice a few of the common characteristics of faulty installation.

Make sure you perform regular inspections to your roof. A proper commercial roofing inspection can reveal:

  • Improperly-installed water sealing
  • Material blown off in the wind
  • Ponding water
  • Weather damage
  • Many other potential commercial roofing problems

But, if you’re having these problems, it’s time to replace your roof

1. Curled of buckled shingles

These are a clear sign you need to change your roofing system, they can occur because of moisture in the attic that causes them to push up.

2. Algae growth

This is caused by bacteria eating away at the shingles weatherproofing properties. Cheap shingle manufacturing companies use fillers like limestone to keep the cost of shingle production low. 

3. Missing granules

These are a warning sign that your roof is losing its waterproofing properties.

4. Moisture and Mold

When an attic is not vented properly and warm moist air rises, that warm air can get trapped in the attic. Unfortunately, if left long enough plywood can rot out and you’ll need a new roof.

5. Missing Shingles

Missing shingles are very dangerous because, in rough weather, water can enter your house

6. Ice Dams

If you get huge icicles or ice dams on the edge of your roof, you may need to replace your roof. To stop ice dams and ensure your home is protected, you’ll need proper ventilation, adequate insulation, ice and water shield.

7. Excessively High Energy Bills

High heating and cooling bills can be from energy escaping due to poor ventilation and insulation in your home, especially in your attic and roof.

Prevent all of these problems



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