When was the last time you thought about your roof? There’s a good chance if you haven’t had any serious problems with your roof leaking, you’re not putting a good deal of thought into what’s going on overhead. Unfortunately, a roof is one of those home components that you don’t realize is in need of repair until there’s a serious problem, and by then, it’s often too late.
At The Window Store, we value the importance of keeping up with roof maintenance better than most with nearly two decades of experience servicing roofs in the Upper Midwest. We know all too well that too often, overlooked repairs lead to an untimely need for roof replacement. To determine if your roof is in need of an inspection, follow this advice.
First, visually inspect your home for these common signs of roof damage:
1. Missing Shingles or Shingle Damage
Shingles may be obviously curled or pulled up. Missing shingles are also a clear sign that there’s a deeper problem.
2. Obvious Holes and Punctures
If there’s an obvious break in the surface of your roof, no matter how minor, your roof needs to be repaired right away. An inspection is needed to determine the extent of the damage.
3. Seal Damage
Every opening on a roof is a possible point of moisture infiltration, which is why a good seal is important. If the seals around your roof’s pipes, vents, or chimney have obvious damage, you need to have your roof inspected for additional damage.
4. Uneven Surface Plane
There are several causes that can result in an uneven surface plane on your roof, but all are potential signs of trouble. One of the most common is due to missing granules on the asphalt shingles. The sun’s UV rays can also add to the problem. The resulting waves and ripples throughout the shingles can cause water to leak into the roof decking, damaging the roof’s structure beneath it.
Your Twin Cities Roofing Repair Specialists
If you’ve noticed minor damage on your roof, you need to have your roof inspected right away. But even if your roof seems fine, it’s important to have regular roof inspections every year to maximize your energy savings and reduce the risk of serious problems down the road. That’s why it’s a good idea to add a roof inspection to your annual home maintenance checklist each year and plan ahead for regular maintenance repairs.
To speak to a Twin Cities roofing contractor at The Window store, call us at 612.353.5780. You can also go online to fill out this form for a free estimate on your roof repair project.