When it comes to maintaining your home’s roof, you will want to make sure you keep an eye out for possible damages or abnormalities. It can be quite costly to replace an entire roof, which is why it is recommended that you make the minor repairs as they occur. However, many homeowners don’t always take the time to walk around their entire roof looking for damages or even know what to look for if they do. Montgomery Construction & Roofing will share some of the reasons for you to have your roof professionally inspected and what to watch for to know if there is a problem with your home’s roof.
Aging or Old Roof
Most homes are built with a roof that can last from 15 to 30 years or even longer with proper care and maintenance. As the roof ages, it becomes steadily weaker against the outside elements such as rain and wind. In extreme weather conditions, it is recommended that you inspect your roof after storms and look for possible damages. If you notice any loose roofing tile or missing shingles it is recommended that you have them replaced quickly. When you need to have some minor repair done after a storm, contact a professional roofer to inspect and make sure there isn’t any other problem, major or otherwise, that occurred.
Poor Roof Drainage
A home’s roof is designed to drain water from rain, in most cases the water is directed into a gutter system away from the home. Roof leaks are one of the most common roofing problems and the one most homeowners can easily detect. When water drips inside your home during a rain storm, this can pose a major problem. If a roof develops a drainage problem or water is leaking underneath the roof tiles or shingles and has caused water stains or dripping, contact a roofer to inspect and locate the source of the leak.
Algae or Lichens on Roof
If your roof is growing plant life on top of it this can be a sign of a problem. Algae and lichens is a common problem in high moisture climates. When a roof is partially covered during humid weather, algae and lichen will begin to develop on top of the roof. Sometimes gutter systems may become full of dirt and seeds, which in turn can begin to grow. All can damage and erode the home’s roof. If you have vegetation growing on your roof, it is recommended you have it inspected and cleaned and if needed, repaired from any possible damages.
Roof Security Concerns
There have been reports of break-ins where a thief used a roof hatch or skylight to enter someone’s home. For homes that have skylights or roof hatches, it is recommend you have the roof or these areas inspected for weakness and see if they pose a problem. They can be secured down and protected but it’s important to know if there is a problem to help prevent break-ins.
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It is important to maintain your home’s roof and make small needed repairs before you will need a full roof replacement. Montgomery Construction & Roofing can inspect and repair your home’s roof, and even install a new gutter system if needed. For all of your roofing needs, contact Montgomery Construction & Roofing today.