A leaky roof can be more than annoying, as it can cause other problems if left untreated. Regular roof inspections, particularly after strong winds and rain, can prevent expensive maintenance in the future. Here are important points to remember in protecting the longevity of your roof.
Reasons for a Post-Storm Roof Inspection
- Make sure gutters are clear
- Document any recent damage
- Be aware of vulnerabilities
- Prioritize issues that must be resolved quickly
Why Early Repairs Prevent Further Damage
The best strategy for maintaining a long-term durable residential roof is to always be aware of its condition and fix serious problems in a timely manner. Leaks can expand over time, which is why fixing them early can prevent extensive damage. Sometimes all leaks need are sealant, which is fairly cheap, compared with a complete roof replacement.
Shingles typically last over a decade, depending on the materials, but can degrade due to environmental factors. They fade from sunshine and weaken from too much moisture. Mold and algae can cause further damage to wood and shingles. It’s important to keep the interior infrastructure as dry as possible.
What Roofers May Find While Inspecting
It’s easy for homeowners to spot water stains in the attic, but detecting hidden problems that can lead to leaks is the work of a roofing specialist. The problem with homeowners inspecting their own roofs is they may not consider all the issues related to leak prevention. Professional roofers look for missing or cracked shingles, as well as any damage to the underlayment. They also check flashings around chimneys and mechanical devices to ensure water is not seeping through.
Getting routine inspections including after storms, working with roofing professionals, will help extend the life of your roof. Contact us at Wyoming Roofing to learn more about how we can provide quality solutions for your roofing needs.