It’s difficult to know what the actual condition of your roof is just by looking at it. Roof repairs and total replacements can cost a homeowner a lot of money. You can prevent those costly repairs by getting regular roof maintenance and inspections by professionals.
Common Roof Problems
First off, let’s go over the most common roofing problems that can be detected from a roof inspection:
- Missing shingles
- Moss growth
- Leaks or cracks in the roof
- Curling or buckling shingles
- Shingle granules in gutters
- Sagging or dropping roof
It’s a good idea to schedule an inspection if you think damage has occurred to your roof after a particularly bad storm or strong winds. Not sure if you sustained any damage? Take a look from the ground with binoculars to see if you can spot broken or missing shingles, heavy debris or divots in the roof. Call a roofing professional for an inspection.
Here are the top six reasons to engage in regular maintenance.
1. Warranty Repairs
Your roof may leak for a variety of reasons, only some of which may be covered under your roof warranty. Your roofing professional will let you know if you should file a warranty claim. When this happens, the contractor or manufacturer will visit the home to make sure the leak or repair is covered under warranty.
2. Weathering and Aging
All roofs go through natural weathering and aging over time, resulting in small openings on the surface that can allow for water infiltration. Regular roof maintenance will catch these defects early on and help you to prevent further damage.
3. Routine Maintenance Damage
Roof damage can occur as a result of technicians doing maintenance on air conditioners and other types of home systems. A roof inspection will show these issues so appropriate repairs can be done such as sealing of the mechanical access panels or clearing debris off the roof.
4. Storm Damage
Storm damage can occur with high winds, hail, and other weather conditions that lead to water infiltration and subsequent roof repairs. Be sure to schedule a roof inspection right after big storms to locate leaks and prevent further damage from happening.
5. Leak Assessment
Leaks triggered by heavy rains are a common repair request. But leaks may be symptomatic of some other, more serious problem such as mold, rotting wood, corrosion, or wet insulation. A professional roofer will conduct an investigation into the leaks so as to prevent further deterioration that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
6. Proper Drainage
Water-logged roofs increase the risk of leaks and moisture penetration. Regular roof cleaning can remedy that by removing objects like trash, leaves, and debris that may otherwise clog roof drains.
Contact Ferris Roofing
If you need a residential or commercial roof inspection or regular maintenance in Fort Worth or the DFW, contact us for a free quote today.