Assessing whether you need to roof repair? Now that Spring is here it’s a good time to get out, and take a closer look at your Roof. The question we often get is, “what am I supposed to look for?”
SIGNS OF ROOF REPAIR
One of the simplest, and safest, ways to assess your roofs’ condition is to perform a visual inspection from the ground on a clear day. If you have a pair of binoculars we recommend using them to help aid your inspection. The first thing to look for are any loose, or missing shingles. Next, review your roofing vents and plumbing vents where they meet the roof. These are the areas that can be simple fixes, but if left unattended can cause water leaks. As you walk around the perimeter of your home be sure to check your gutters to make sure they aren’t loose. Finally, be sure to monitor areas where tree branches hang over, or rub your roof. Tree branches that rub across the roof can damage the shingles. Tree debris on a roof can become acidic, and age the roof components at an accelerated rate.
SIGNS OF ROOF REPLACEMENT
The biggest signal you should replace your roof is its age. While you may not be experiencing adverse issues from your old roof, we recommend you don’t wait for trouble to start. Your roof may be asking to be replaced if your shingles are curled or bubbling. Stress in the shingle will be visible too. This is often caused by issues from the roof boards below. You may notice granular loss in your shingles as well.
Look for Tricore Roofings’ blog on the THREE ROOFING MISTAKES TO AVOID