Our roofs are fairly sturdy, but because they have to withstand the ravages of weather much more than the inner territory of the house, they are prone to wear and tear. The good new is It is not difficult to read the signs. It may start with something as trivial as a block of asphalt shingle in your curb area.
There are tell-tale signs of roof damage. Within the ambit of this article, let us take up a few warning signs for roof inspection.
Check the roof at least thrice a year
Checking your roof’s condition three or four times a year is advisable. Even more important is that you take a look at your roof every time it suffers from severe weather condition. Roof maintenance is a drill that can preempt the cost that roof repair can bring on a later day.
If you see the tiles have faded, be assured they cannot repel the amount of water they could have when they were freshly put on. Naturally, water absorption will become the undoing of such tiles. Replace them at first sign of debility.
If you find the ridge caps ‘bleeding’ cement or mortar, rest assured you will have to counter leakage.
Around chimneys and vent pipes lie roof interruptions which have to be laced with flashings. If you find a problem with them, cure the malady straightaway before it develops into something unsightly and imparts structural weakness to your roof.
If there are points in the roof which are markedly different to the normal roof plane these are points where the leaf and figs can collect and do maximum damage .Ensure that the gutter spouts are not clogged.
This is not all but if the advice is followed diligently you can help your roof retain its integrity and strength for long years.