The secret to prolonging your beloved roof is to have regular roof maintenance and inspections. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do on your own to protect your roof from damage and expensive repairs, including doing a quick inspection of your own.
The surface of the roof includes the shingles, nails, flashing, fasteners, nails and roofing granules. You can easily see signs of damage like loose shingles, fasteners, crooked nails or damaged flashing. It’s important to spot these issues early on to prevent them from worsening and having structural issues that are costly to fix.
Your Roof’s External Structure
You should also check the support system below your roofing system. Your roofing contractors will tell you that checking your system for signs of unevenness or sagging will warn you that it’s time to replace your roof.
The condition of your attic directly affects your roof’s performance. This is the reason why roofers emphasize the importance of attic ventilation. Be wary of signs of mold, staining, rot, rusted nails and damaged wood, which indicate that you have too much moisture in your attic space.
Try to spot check the ceiling below your attic. See if there are any leaks or water streaks, or even ventilation problems. Spotting these issues can indicate that you have insulation issues with your roofing system.
To learn more about what Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC can do for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call today at (903) 364-6183 for Texas and at (580) 920-1433 for Oklahoma. We also have a contact form you can easily fill out to get in touch with us, and we’ll get back to you right away with your free quote.