Whether you have an old roof or a new roof, ensuring it’s in good-nick is crucial in the longevity of your overall home. Making sure any potential problems are fixed and that the roof is being maintained are both important factors when caring for your structure.
Do an interior and exterior inspection for a full look at what you’re working with. If you’re not comfortable doing an inspection yourself, it’s best to call in the professionals. If you find you need a new roof, Above & Beyond has your roof replacement services covered. What do you need to look out for in an inspection?
Walk Around & Inspect the Roof
Do a walk around of your interior and exterior, if anything looks damaged or out of place, take note. If you can get on a ladder, this is an ideal way to get up close and source any issues. When walking on your roof, ensure it is dry to avoid injury and have someone near you in case anything happens.
Algae, Moss & Piles of Leaves
This is a sure sign there is some damage to your roof. Caused by water damage from rain, these issues can cause further damage to your home’s overall structure, posing costly and timely repairs. Check the outside and inside for moss and algae.
Buckled & Curled Shingles
The condition of your shingles is a sure way to see if your roof is damaged. When shingles curl or buckle, it is usually a sign of lack of ventilation in your home. Caused by hot air having nowhere to go, it tries to escape through the roof causing your shingles to misshape. This can then cause water to enter your roof and ultimately into your home.
Damaged, Old or Missing Shingles
Shingles need to be maintained to avoid water damage to your home. Wooden shingles can show signs of dry rot and clay tiles can be chipped, broken, cracked or missing. Metal roofing will show signs of rust, corrosion and stress wrinkling. Asphalt shingles may show broken granules, which could end up in your gutters, causing even further issues.
Check & Clean Your Gutters
While investigating your roof, check your gutters. Gutters are attached to your roof and play a big part in the roof’s overall condition. Make note of any open joins and signs of rot as these are usually signs of greater issues, often relating to your roof.
Above & Beyond
If you find you need a new roof, Above & Beyond are the people for the job. Roofs play a crucial role in the maintenance of your overall home and ultimately in the overall value of your structure. Keeping your roof up to date is key in ensuring your home stays as good as it can for as long as it can. Ensuring your roof is in good condition can also save you money in the long run, as damaged roofs can cause a multitude of further issues. Contact Above & Beyond today to see what we can do for you and your roof.