As roofing contractors, at R2 Roof Guys, we know how important it is to perform roof inspections. It allows you to find problems and have them repaired before there is damage done to your home that could be very costly.
There are four major areas of your roof that need a regular, thorough inspection:
#1 – Gutters
Rain gutters protect your home by directing water away from the roof and foundation. But, they tend to get filled up or clogged with debris. If you leave them clogged, it can cause water to back up into the roof, down the walls, and into the foundation, rather than keeping it away from those areas. Too much water in those areas can deteriorate the materials of your roof and home. Additionally, if it causes a leak, it can damage your attic and cause mold and mildew to grow. It’s important that cleaning your gutters is a priority in the maintenance of your roof. Checking them regularly, as well as after storms or strong winds is also recommended.
#2 – Roof Shingles
It’s also important to check your roofing shingles to make sure that there isn’t any damage or wear. Asphalt shingles have granules that help protect them from the elements. As the shingles age, the granules will begin to separate from the shingles. So, if you see an excessive amount of granules in your gutters, it means that your roof may be nearing replacement time. You should also check shingles to see if there are any missing, curling, buckling, or broken. If you notice anything amiss with your roof’s shingles, call a roofing contractor right away.
#3 – Flashings
Flashings are the pieces of metal that are used to keep water from getting into your home from the roof. They surround the joints, protrusions, vents, valleys, skylights, chimneys, and dormer windows. If any flashings are damaged or defective, it will rot your roof’s structure and seep into your walls or inside your home, causing serious damage.
#4 – Attic
Your attic must have proper ventilation to ensure your roof’s longevity. If there is insufficient ventilation, excess heat will be trapped, which can lead to condensation. If that happens, it can ruin your insulation and cause mold and mildew to grow. If you believe that your attic is not properly vented, or you notice condensation, mold or mildew, it’s time to have it looked at by a professional.
Call R2 Roof Guys to Inspect Your Roof
Don’t let small roofing problems become major roof repairs. Check the four areas that are listed above to avoid costly repairs or even a roof replacement, in some cases. If you don’t want the hassle of doing it yourself, or if you want a thorough and professional inspection, the experts at R2 Roof Guys can help. At R2 Roof Guys, we have the experience to find and repair problem areas with your roof, no matter what the cause. If you have noticed a problem with your roof or you would like a roof inspection, contact us today at 214-238-9321 for an appointment.
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