Ready to Have Your Roof Professionally Inspected?
We like to catch problems before they get worse, and apart from the most obvious signs that your roof is damaged, some damage may not be visible and could be brewing beneath your shingles in areas that are hard to see or reach. That’s why we highly recommend roof inspections be done at least once a year to prevent serious issues down the road. We provide free inspections to homeowners and business owners alike, and our inspections are detailed and thorough to determine whether repairs are needed right away or should be made in the future.
Here’s what to look out for on your roof:
Roof Exterior: The roof exterior is the part of the roof that faces the outside world. There are different things to consider depending on the type of material the roof is made out of. Roof tiles are prone to cracking, whereas metal roofs sheet and screws can become loose. This allows water to seep to the roof interior and cause damage to the underlying roof structures. Also, make sure to inspect your roof after any severe windstorm of hurricane. Make sure to inspect for open areas after the installation of antennas and chimneys. For flat roofs, ponding or prolonged standing water puddles can lead to the premature aging of the roof cover.
Roof Interior: Inside the roof, it is important to inspect timber beams. Cracking and areas of mold or rot are indications that there is damage to the beams and they need to be maintained or replaced. Do not paint over them as this will only make the damage worse over time. Also, ensure that the waterproofing inside the roof is covering all open areas and that there is no damage to the waterproofing. Check plumbing, geysers and electrical wires in the roof as well. Leaks that go undetected can seep into the roof interior and damage concrete roof slabs and rust metal, making them weak and unreliable.
On The Ceiling Inside the House: Problems seen from inside the building means that there has already been a significant amount of damage to both the exterior and interior of the roof. Signs that can be seen inside the house include water stains, cracks or bubbles. This indicates that there is water collecting inside the roof. Even the smallest crack can lead to the biggest problems. Peeling paint can also be an indication of water damage inside the roof.
Six signs your roof may need to be inspected
1. Signs of Water Damage
Water damage can be caused by a number of issues, including water not draining properly due to clogged gutters, improperly installed or damaged flashing and storms that blow shingles off leaving room for water to seep in.
Mold growing around the chimney and on attic insulation are signs of excessive water damage. During the interior inspection, a roofing professional will pay special attention to these areas.
3. Shingle Deterioration
This can be missing or loose shingles as well as rotting or algae growth on the shingles.
4. Clogged Gutters
If your gutters contain an excessive amount of loose shingle granules, this is a sign that your shingles are being worn away. Granules give your shingles added weight and protect them from ultraviolet rays.
5. Loose Seams
Metal roofs expand and contract, depending on the weather. This can cause screws to loosen and seams to separate. If this problem isn’t taken care of right away, the roof’s underlying structure might be damaged by condensation and the buildup of water..
6. Damaged Flashing
Flashing that has begun to pull apart and has created a gap can allow water to seep underneath your metal roof. It can also lead to corrosion on the underside of the panels. Even if there are no signs that you need to have your roof repaired or replaced, a more thorough inspection may reveal damage that is not apparent to the untrained eye. So, scheduling an annual roof inspection is always a smart idea. Call to get your free roof inspection today.
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