Just like anything that is in trouble, there are usually signs present before the trouble turns to absolute catastrophe. This is definitely true in the roofing industry. Unless a tornado hits your home or comes dangerously close to your home, your roof most likely won’t collapse in on you unless you have ignored the warning signs of danger. Modern roofing is strong enough to withstand a great deal, but roofs will not last forever, even metal roofs and stone roofs.

Boulevard Building Company in Urbandale offers the best in residential and commercial roofing services. We also offer storm damage repair for when you need it the most. We pride ourselves on offering the best customer service, as well as roofing materials to meet your needs. Below, we’ll go over the signs you might need a new roof or a roof repair. Contact us today to get started!


Shingles Are Not Flat

Shingles are meant to lay flat against your roof. Due to wear and tear, the elements, and age, shingles may become loose, start to curl or crack, or even buckle. If you see granules as well come off after it rains or storms, this is a sign that your shingles have been damaged. A shingle roof lasts between 10 and 20 years, with an average of about 15 years. Missing shingles also is not a good thing, which means that little section of your roof is directly exposed to the harsh elements and contaminants in the air. If your shingled roof is around that age, then it’s time to call Boulevard Building Company in Urbandale for a roofing inspection.

Green On Your Roof When You Don’t Have a Green Roof

The color green is associated with nature and plants. Thus, if you see green on your roof that is not a green roof, odds are, you have something growing on your roof that should not be growing. Moss especially loves to grow on shaded roofs in areas where there is a lot of moisture. Moss is a plant that holds water, so when you see moss growing on your roof, this is either a sign that there is excess moisture on your roof that should not be there, or the moss is holding excess moisture against your roof that is most likely damaging it. Here in Urbandale Boulevard Building Company can see moss growing on roofs where there is plenty of shade trees overhanging it, or there are dips in the roof due to unfixed hail damage that is allowing the moss to grow.

Signs of Water Leaks

One of the interior signs to be on the lookout for when you might need a roof repair is water marks on the ceiling and/or walls. These are signs of a leak somewhere in your roof that should most definitely be inspected by your local roofer, Boulevard Building Company in Urbandale. Furthermore, you should regularly climb up into your attic to inspect for leaks. Sometimes, leaks don’t make it all the way to your home or office’s ceilings, but you can spot them if your roof deck is wet.

Dripping Water

Boulevard Building Company in Urbandale sees some homeowners or business owners put a bucket underneath an obvious drip leak and then not call a local roofer to inspect their roof. We’re here to tell you that if you have a known leak (which dripping water from your ceiling is definitely a leak that is not supposed to be there), give us a call right away. While you may think a drop of water here and there won’t harm anything, you would be wrong. All you have to do is look at the Grand Canyon, which was carved over thousands of years by drops of water that kept pecking away at the rock. Similarly, when you have water leaking from your ceiling, it’s only a matter of time that this drip will expand its reach, and your once very small leak that would not have been a hassle to fix is now a very costly roofing repair that could have been prevented.

Signs of Critters

While cute and cuddly to the point you may even be feeding them (think squirrels and the birds), critters can cause a huge amount of damage to your roof in Urbandale. Boulevard Building Company recommends that you listen for signs of critters in addition to checking for signs of critters on the exterior of your home. Critters, such as opossums and raccoons, will dig into your roof and create a hole. If you think about it, your roof is an ideal home for them. It’s warm, protected from the elements and from predators, and it’s high up off the ground. Plus, critters love insulation to nest in — even to have babies in!

If you suspect that your roof might be invaded, it’s time to have your residential or commercial roof inspected by your local roofer. Trust us, there is nothing cute and cuddly about mice chewing through your electrical wiring in the attic, squirrels having babies in your fireplace, or raccoons spending the winter in a hole in your roof. They leave behind their wastes, their fur, and much more.


Boulevard Building Company in Urbandale offers the best residential and commercial roofing services. We not only can repair or replace your roof, but we can also help with storm damage. Your roof is integral to the function of your entire home. It shelters everything that is important in your world. While modern roofs are long-lasting, they don’t last forever, especially if a powerful storm hits. We offer roof inspections and roof financing options in order to help you with roof repairs and replacements.

Besides roofing, we also offer siding repairs and replacement services, as well as windows and door services. In our roofing business, we always put the customer first. We work around your schedule and do our best to ensure as little disruptions to your life as possible. We offer free written estimates so you can decide which service is right for you. Our professional roofers understand that a roof is a big investment. Call us today to get your questions answered and to get scheduled for your free roofing inspection!