If you want your roof to last, routine inspections are important. Sometimes, you may want to do inspections yourself. This can tell you a lot about your roof and when repairs are needed. The problems with your roof need to be repaired before they become too costly for repairs. The following issues are some of the problems that you want to look for when inspecting your roof.
Storm and Wind Damage
The weather can cause a lot of damage to the roof that is going to need to be repaired. Thus, some of the first problems that you should look for when inspecting your roof are signs of a storm. If the damage is due to severe weather, it can include wear, hailstone damage, and other issues. Look for worn aggregate materials and pitting that can happen with heavy rain and hail storms. Signs of storm damage include missing or torn shingles due to the high winds.
Punctures and Tears
The shingles on your roof can be affected by various issues with punctures and tears. The punctures on the surface of shingles are often caused by debris or damage due to walking on the roof. They can also be caused by nails and other fasteners that puncture the surface of the roof. In addition to punctures, there may also be tears in roofing that need to be repaired before they start leaking.
Worn and Deformed Shingles
The shingles of your roof can be damaged due to issues with wear on the surface of shingles. This is often normal wear, but in some cases, the wear of shingles may be excessive or in isolated areas of your roof. In addition to the excessive wear on the surface of the roof, there may also be deformed shingles. Repairs will be needed anywhere there is excessive wear or if the shingles are deformed.
Leaks and Worn Flashing
There are also areas of the roof that can leak due to other issues with damage. These problems often start in areas where there is flashing or other types of materials that seal the roof. This happens due to wear and installation problems. Sometimes, these problems can be repaired by replacing the flashing or other materials that are leaking. If the leaks are widespread, these problems may be a sign that you need to have the shingles replaced soon.
Damage that you identify when doing an inspection needs to be repaired. Contact a residential roof repair service for help with these issues.