Having your roof inspected regularly can prevent minor problems from turning into major repairs. Damage can be caused by weather, rodents, birds, small animals and other elements, and detecting it early could save you a significant amount of money. If you are concerned about the condition of your roof, or are wondering what you should be looking for, here are some helpful tips:
Shingle Water Damage:
Shingles can buckle, curl and/or blister in hot temperatures, which is why proper ventilation is required. With typical asphalt shingles the granular surface loosens and wears off over time, which makes the exposed pieces more susceptible to water damage.
All types of rodents, birds, pests and animals can damage your roof. By having your roof inspected regularly you can catch any holes that need to be sealed and replace any pieces that have been chewed or tampered with.
Flashing is meant to keep water out of the home and protect the house from erosion. However when the flashing becomes damaged it allows the water to seep underneath it, which may cause it to rot or to leak inside the home, which can cause damage to the foundation, bricks, frame or drywall.
Dislodged Shingles: If some of the shingles are loose or dislodged, it is possible that the tar seal is wearing out.
Buckled Roof: Severe damage in the roof truss system can be caused by poor roof ventilation and overheating due to heat or moisture being
Fortunately, gutters and downspouts are one of the more commonly checked items within the home as it pertains to inspections. Poorly maintained gutters can become blocked with debris, allowing water to back up and seep onto the roof and overflow. In addition, the debris becomes heavy and can cause the gutters to pull away from the house, causing additional damage.
If you have more questions on how to determine if you have roof damage, or if you would like to book a free estimate for any type of general contracting services, give us a call at 604-968-3076 and we will be glad to answer your questions.