As a homeowner, the maintenance and upkeep of your property is not a small or easy task. It is a major investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The responsibility of keeping your roof in good shape is an important step in ensuring the safety and security of your home. Below are some common causes of roof damage important to look out for in order to prevent any current damages from becoming worse and to avoid replacing your roof entirely.
Water damage can leave a brown, yellow, or grey stain and can also cause the paint on your roof to start peeling. Water damage can also occur in your attic, resulting in damp rafters. According to the American Insurance Associate, over 90% of these issues could have been avoided had the proper care and maintenance been given to small, known problems.
A major way to avoid water damage is to pay attention to leaks. Leaks could be caused by a number of problems such as clogged gutters, cracked pipe dams, and wear and tear from weather. These problems can boil down to your roof’s age if it’s starting to come near the end of its lifespan.
Moss, along with other fungi or mold, can occur due to trapped moisture which can damage your roof completley. You can use a still brush to brush away any moss in corners of your roof. It is best to contact us to take a look at any underlying problems or damage that you notice so that your roof isn’t more at risk.
Shingles should always lay completely flat on your roof. If you see any curving or buckling shingles, this is a sign that the shingles are not properly attached.
If your roof shows signs of sagging, this may indicate an undetected leak. Leaks weaken drywall and plaster dramatically which can cause your roof to look like the consistency of wet cardboard. If you notice any kinds of sagging in your roof, be on the lookout for leaking drains, broken pipes, or water leaking through a light fixture.
Roof Boards Exposed
If you are able to see light shining through your roof when the lights are off, the roof may have missing shingles, be severely damaged, or have leaks. These signs may be due to poor installation which can reduce your roof’s lifespan.
Flashing is a type of water tight seal that appears around your chimney. Flashing usually lasts around thirty years unless water seeps into the chimney and your home as more damage occurs over long periods of time. This can cause rusts and cracks as well.
Regular roof inspections are important because they can help you understand how to properly take care of the exterior of your home as well as the proper maintenance that comes with it.
The weather in the Treasure Valley during the cold winter months can take a toll on your roof. If you are unsure whether your roof is in good condition or whether you may need a replacement, call us to have one of our professional technicians take a look at the situation!
They will test the integrity of your roof during a free inspection so that we can determine what will be needed to ensure the utmost quality in your roof. You can even view our gallery to view our past projects and see how we can help any of your roofing needs.