Spring has arrived in full swing and that means that the snow is melting and the rain is coming. While you’ve probably already cleared out from the winter debris, there are some basic roof maintenance plans you need to keep in mind when it comes to the spring weather.
With all this rain that comes with this time of year, your home in the New England and South Shore area should be inspected as soon as possible. Your roof may be in need of repair or replacing due to age, damage from the winter storms, or some other problem that may have developed without you realizing it.
While you may think that the only way to tell if something is going on with your roof is if it decides to fall in, there are other ways you can tell if you need to have someone come out and look at it. There are several warning signs that you should be aware of when it comes to knowing if you should call out a roof repair or replacement technician. Keeping an eye on your roof on a regular basis will help you to catch problems when they are still minor. Take a look below at the signs that point to needing a technician out and see if your roof is showing signs of wear and tear.
Signs That You Need Roof Repair or Replacement
- Damaged Flashings – In New England many times flashing is damaged from a severe cold winter and snow that turns to ice on a roof. It’s one of the first items we check since they are located around chimneys, stacks, wall details, eaves, valleys, skylights and more. Flashing lifts and separates due to temperature differences and as a result they expand or contract and the flashing fasteners become loose allowing water to enter.
- Broken, Missing Shingles or Bare Spots – Broken, missing or shingles with bare spots weakens the roof system and can result in water leakage. Excessive wind and physical damage are key causes.
- Curled Shingles – Can be caused by an aging roof system and excessive heat. They are highly reactive to wind and ice damage. They become rigid and can break easily or lose tab edges.
- Bucking Shingles – They usually run vertically up a roof and have visible wave distortions—and again are highly reactive to wind and ice damage—or poorly installed underlayment, roof and wet.
Protect Your Home
Your roof is the mainline of protection for your investment, family, and your belongings inside the home. It is imperative that you spend the proper time to check your roof on a regular basis and have someone come out as soon as you notice an issue. By taking the time to have the repair done when you notice a problem, you can hopefully avoid a costly replacement of your entire roof before it’s due time.
With our free 17-point roof inspection, our experienced and friendly roof technician from Superior Exteriors will come out, inspect the roof and offer you options for either repairing the damage or replacing your roof. The replacement typically will depend on the age of the roof and how much damage is showing.
Protecting your investment and your belongings is easier than you might have thought. Make sure to regularly check your roof to catch problems before they grow into bigger issues. This not only helps you to save your belongings inside your home, it will also save you from more costly damage to the inside of your home should the roof collapse. Don’t wait until something major happens and you’re dealing with a large repair or replacement situation. Call out a technician today to have a roof inspection so you can stay on top of any issues before they become a large ordeal.
Simple warning signs from Superior Exteriors! Check your roof every Spring and Fall!