Your roof was a costly investment, and keep it in good condition is the key to long material life. Typically, roofers suggest that you perform a roof inspection before Spring and Winter, and after particularly severe weather. Completing a quick check of your roofing system can identify problems, eliminate future costly repairs, and even keep your energy costs down. Below are the main checkpoints that your personal roof inspection should cover.
When performing your roof inspection, first check the roofing materials for damage and weakness. This may be in the form of dented, torn, or otherwise damaged material, or even altogether missing tiles, shingles, or shakes. Also inspect your material for signs of wear that could include fading, loose asphalt bits, and thinning, and can lead to costly problems down the road.
Possibly just as important as your roofing materials are the components that keep your roof system in proper order. Gutters, flashing, and soffit and fascia boards provide substantial protection to your roof system with jobs like water and debris diversion. Check your gutters for dents and separation throughout the system that can cause backups, as well as rust and weathering that can lead to holes and separation from the soffit. Soffit and fascia should also be checked for signs of wear including dents and fading and should be inspected for separation from your home that can let water and debris into your attic. Flashing should be inspected for proper sealing to prevent water leaks throughout your home.
One of the most common causes of roof damage is debris impact caused by tree branches and other yard products. Inspect your trees and decor to ensure that nothing is hanging over or close to your roof. This will prevent limb falling and damaging your material or structure during high winds. Also, perform a quick check in your attic to ensure that your roof’s underlayment is still going strong. Look for signs of damage like water spots, mold, and mildew, as well as signs of animal nesting.
Completing these simple tasks will go a long way to make sure that you enjoy maximum life and protection from your roofing system. If you find that your roof needs repair, call the Sunshine Roofing, LLC team at 772-260-8195 for quick, affordable service throughout Palm City and Port St. Lucie, FL. We can bring your roof back to great.