Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Orlando, FL - Jun 26, 2019 - Do you inspect your roof very often? Chances are, not so much. If you’re like most people, you run in and out of the house, rarely if ever glancing up at the roofline as you back out of your driveway.
Checking on your roof on a regular basis and making small repairs as needed, will prevent major repairs down the road. There’s another benefit, as well. Keeping your roof in good condition will also be a big plus if you decide to sell your home.
So, what should you be looking for when inspecting your roof? The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends you do a roof inspection twice a year, usually Spring and Fall. Begin inside your house. Grab a flashlight and head to the attic.
If you would prefer a pro to do the inspection, roofer Orlando Rizzo Roofing is a great choice.
Here are four things to examine: on your roof:
- Sagging roof deck
- Signs of water damage or leaking
- Dark spots and trails
- Outside light apparent through the roof.
When you look at the exterior of your roof, check for things like damaged flashing, missing shingles, curling, blistering, buckling, rotting, and algae growth .
Professional roofers recommend performing these tasks when checking out the exterior of the roof. Visually inspect your roof for cracked, torn, bald or missing shingles. Scan the roof for loose material or wear around chimneys, vents, pipes or other penetrations. Watch out for an excessive amount of shingle granules in the gutters. This is a sign of advanced wear. Check for signs of moisture, rot or mold. Note that wet spots may not be directly under your faulty shingle; water can travel down to its lowest spot before it drips. Mold, fungi and bacteria grow quickly, within 24 – 48 hours of a water-related problem. Look closely at the drainage, and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached. Also ensure all drains are open and allow water to exit, and all gutters and downspouts are free of debris. Check that all bath, kitchen and dryer vents go entirely outside of your home, not just into the attic space.
If you have a roof with wooden shakes, you should be aware of any damage from termites, carpenter ants and/or other wood-boring pests.
If your roof has water damage, you don’t necessarily need to start all over with a brand new roof. If your roof was properly installed and is less than fifteen to twenty years old, it can often be repaired rather than replaced. Contact a licensed roofing contractor, or more, to find out what they think needs to be done and to get an estimate.
When searching for a fantastic roofer Orlando Rizzo Roofing is the first call to make.
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