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Things to Check to Detect Roof Damage

Things to Check to Detect Roof Damage

Things to Check to Detect Roof Damage

Regular inspection of your roof can save you a lot of problems and expenses that severe roof damage and repair can cause. If you do not want to contact roofers in Longwood to fix your roof regularly, you have to monitor your roof maintenance closely. Roof damage can be attributed to a lot of factors such as weather, birds, rodents, small animals and other environmental elements. Finding out early enough could save you from the headache of roof repairs or even roof replacement. If you would like to check the state of your roof by yourself and know what condition it is in currently, below are some tips you should check.

1. Water Damage to Shingle

During hot weather, when the temperature gets so hot, it can make your roof shingles blister, curl or buckle. You need to put proper ventilation in place to make sure your shingles are safe when the temperature gets hot. With constant exposure to hot temperature, the granular surface of your asphalt shingles wears off with time; thus, your roof becomes vulnerable to water damage. If you do not have proper ventilation, you should check your shingles from time to time to see if they are still in place.

2. Damaged Flashing

Flashing is used to prevent water from seeping into the home and keep erosion away from your property. When the flashing protecting your home becomes damaged, water will be able to get underneath it and then leak into the house. The water can then damage the bricks, drywall, foundation or frame of the house.

3. Worn Out Tar Seals

Tar seal is used to hold your roof shingles in place. If it is worn out, your roof shingles could come loose or get dislodged.

4. Blocked Gutters

When inspecting your home for possible damages to your roof, you should never neglect your gutters. If you do not keep up with the maintenance of your gutters, debris will block them and water will get onto the roof and overflow. If the debris in the gutter gets too heavy, it could tear the gutters away from the house which means more expenses on roof repairs.

For any questions you may have about roof damage, detecting it and repairing it, get in touch with the professional roofers in Longwood. Call us today at Dehlinger to get a free estimate or to get answers to any of your questions.