Roofing inspections are often at the top of the priority list for maintenance on a home. Proper roofing inspections can help to prevent structural damage, make sure that you can get ahead of various leaks and spare you from costly expenses. Doing your own roofing inspections can mean spotting the main signs of trouble early on. Contacting a local roofer at least twice a year can help to make sure that major signs of repair can be recognized. Here are some of the main spots of trouble and problem areas for your roof that you can focus on from the ground:
Missing roofing shingles:
If you spot areas where your roofing shingles are starting to buckle or curl, or there are exposed areas of your roof, this can lead to the perfect entry for leaks throughout your roofing system. Looking for darker spots throughout your roof can be the sign of missing shingles and underlayment that is starting to mold.
Your gutter system is one of the main components of your roofing drainage. These items can play a pivotal role in making sure that your home is damage-free and dry. These areas can be easily clogged up with debris, if you happen to spot the signs of debris throughout your roof, cleaning out your gutters at least once a year can make sure that your roof can drain appropriately.
The flashing throughout your roof is a strip of metal that is used to properly protect and seal your roofing system. These items are required to protect your roof from water infiltration. These areas are typically installed at intersections across your roof such as where chimneys, valleys and vents intersect. As these are areas where water can quickly pool, making sure that these areas are properly sealed to protect from shrinking or damage is important.
Be sure to watch it for these top signs of trouble with your own roofing systems. If you spot any of these top signs or it’s been some time since you’ve had a proper roof inspection, contact us today to learn more.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state certified roofing contractor and co owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best commercial roofer in Pinellas County Florida. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for Residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.