It’s unfortunate that most people do not think about roof repair until something goes wrong. Ideally, a roofing inspection should be done at least 2 times in a year to make sure that everything is alright and to detect any need for repairs before more damage takes place. When it comes to roofing, prevention is definitely better than cure and less costly too. However, most people have no idea what to look for if they are to spot roofing problems.
When inspecting a roof for damage, look both inside and outside. Climb into the attic and look for leaking or some other water damage. Any signs of sagging as well as trails and dark spots are also an indicator that there is damage on the roof. Once you have finished looking for any of these signs, turn off the attic light or the flashlight you are carrying and look to see if there is any outside light coming in through a crack in the roof. If you can find any of these signs, then you will need to consider roof repair.
Once you are done with inspecting the roof on the inside, look also at the exterior. Look for signs of blistering, algae growth, damaged flashing, curling, rotting, buckling and missing shingles if that is what your roofing is made off. Algae growth is most likely to be found in areas of high humidity and will look like green or dark stains. Roof repair Council Bluffs will need to be done if you notice loose material especially around pipes, chimneys and vents.
You will also need roof repair if the shingles look bald, cracked or torn. If you notice that there are excessive granules of shingle in your gutters then this means that your shingles are really worn out and need replacing. Be sure to also inspect your downspouts and gutters and ensure that they remain open so that all the water can drain off your roof. If your water drainage is not good it can lead to water damage and encourage the growth of algae, bacteria and rot.
If your roof is made of tiles look for loose, cracked or missing pieces. With roofing tiles it is advisable not to walk on the roof as this could lead to more damage or you could hurt yourself. If your roof is made of cedar, one of the ways to know that you need roof repair council bluffs is to check for splitting and falling especially in climates that tend to be dry. In more wet and humid climates, these will tend to get green with moss. Wooden shakes roof repair inspection should include checking for insects that are wood boring as well as termites.