The spring and summer months are the perfect time to inspect your homes roof to ensure there aren’t any issues that popped up after the long winter season. When you spot a warning sign – like a leak or water damage – it’s vital that you take immediate action to have it inspected and repaired. As a homeowner, use this time of year to pull out the ladder and inspect your roof to ensure there are no major issues, and to take care of any minor ones that you notice.
Here is a list of some things you should be looking for during your inspection.
Age – How old is your existing roof? Most experts agree that a typical roof will last between 20 and 25 years. It also depends on whether the old roof was removed and there is only one layer of shingles, and if it is properly ventilated.
Shingles Buckling and Curling – Look at the slopes that get direct sunlight. If you notice the shingles are curling and losing granules, it could mean the shingles are past their life expectancy.
Missing Shingles –These are another sign your roof could be failing.
Missing Granules and Bare Spots – Poorly placed downspouts, lack of eaves trough, or poorly designed valley drainage can cause a waterfall effect that washes away granules over time. Aging of a roof system or physical damage can also cause bare spots and a loss of granules.
Check Inside – You can spot warning signs without stepping foot outside. Look for a sagging roof deck, water damage, dark spots on the ceiling, and outside light showing through the roof.
If you have any concerns about the quality of your roof, it’s best to leave the repairs and replacement to the professionals. The expect Jacksonville roofing contractors at A Crown Roofing are happy to come out and inspect the conditions and make any needed repairs.