One simple way to ensure your roof remains sturdy throughout its life span is by performing timely roof inspection. While this is relatively simple to do as long as you work with an experienced roofer, it’s also important that you know which parts of the roof to inspect.
Knowing what to inspect is vital for heading off problems. CQ Construction and Roofing talks about the parts of the roof to prioritize in your upcoming roof inspection.
Whether it’s made of asphalt, wood, or metal, the surface should be one of the first areas of the roof to prioritize when inspecting. It is, after all, the largest and most exposed part and the most visible from the curb. Check for signs of weathering, such as curling and buckling shingles. It’s also a good idea to watch out for signs of water damage, either as a result of too much rain or water pooling. You can head off severe and costly rot to the shingles by performing preventive roof repairs and maintenance.
The thin metal strips that run along the joints of the roof play a key role in protecting your roof and the rest of your home from water intrusion. Despite this, the flashings are actually some of the first parts of the roof to get overexposed and damaged by weather; specifically, water damage. That’s why you should have all of your flashings checked, so you know when to replace them.
Finally, make it a point to check the gutters for signs of damage or blockage. Remove clogs immediately, as clogged gutters and downspouts put your home at risk of water exposure when it over spills. On top of that, the extra weight on the gutters can actually pull down the roof edge and loosen the shingles.
As your local roofing experts, you can count on us to address all of these priority parts and components on your next roof inspection. Call us today at (850) 634-4007 to learn more about our services. We offer expert roof inspection in Crestview, FL.