A roof repair can help save you money in the long run as a simple inspection could spot a problem that if left alone for longer would have caused a much bigger problem. A roof inspector will need to look out for the following problems; missing shingles, plants, moss growth, leaks, cracks, shingles buckling, shingle granules in the gutters and roof sagging or roof drooping.
The Standard Rule
If your roofing is asphalt shingles, you are required to have a manufacturers national wind warranty for winds up to and over 90 mph. It is up to us, the contractors, to provide the inspectors ladder access for them to perform the inspection. Single story access ladders may be left on the ground. You are required to give full access of your back yard to the inspectors and make sure that there are no animals in the yard at the time of the inspection. An ice and water shield is not required unless it is specified in the manufacturer’s instructions.
Weathering and Aging
Every roof will have to experience its fair share of natural weathering as well as aging. These are both natural and normal processes that a roof will go through in its lifetime. What starts to happen to your roof over time is that little openings start to form which allows rain water get into the house, ultimately causing a leak. If you have the same problem as this then you need to schedule regular maintenance check-ups to prevent leaks, to prevent replacing the entire roof and to look after those cracks and openings.
After a storm or even during the storm your roof and house can face a list of problems depending on the amount of downfall and wind speeds. When there is damage to your roof after a storm, its usually from heavy rains, high winds and hail. You need to contact our contractors soon after the storm has passed if you suspect that you have any roof issues. We don’t want problems to be left alone and potentially get even worse. If the problem is bigger than you first suspected and has caused damage inside your roof, we are still able and willing to assist you in any way we can.
We’re here to give you some telltale signs that your roof needs our contractors to come over to inspect it. The first sign that you need a roof inspection is, curling or missing shingles. This is when the shingles start curling up around the edges or they have even fallen off your roof completely. Next is excessive granules. This is when the shingles start disintegrating slowly over some time. The next sign is cracked or broken tiles. Tiles can take a lot more than shingle can on a roof. When they start to wear down you will see cracked or broken tiles. Another sign is ceiling stain. This is when your roof has a slow leak and a yellowish stain will start to appear over time. If you see any of these signs, don’t hesitate to call our contractors.