Your roof is the first line of protection from the elements for your family and belongings. Damage to your roof isn’t always as easy to spot as you might think. It’s important to know what to look for to continue protecting everything you cherish.
Many homeowners and business owners don’t know their roof contains damage until it’s too late. This results in expensive repairs or replacements.
Leaks Can Indicate Roof Damage
If there are leaks in your roof, don’t hesitate, get it repaired quickly. Even a small leak lets moisture in between cracks, this spreads as far as it can into your roofing material. As this moisture expands and contracts with temperature changes it widens the opening in your roof.
This deterioration spreads quickly, weakening the integrity of your roof. The longer you wait, the more dangerous it becomes and the more expensive it is to fix.
Mold, Algae, and Fungus
Make sure to perform regular maintenance on your roof to help prevent deterioration caused by these growths. Remove mold, algae, and fungus from your roof when you see it. This will help to avoid larger headaches caused by roof damage in the future.
Worn, Missing, or Curling Shingles
If shingles or tiles are missing, cracked, broken, peeling, or damaged in any way you should have your roof looked at immediately. Missing shingles act as an entry point for water into your home. High winds or physical damage can cause shingles to go missing.
Flashing and Chimney Damage
Inspect flashing around skylights, wall intersections, sloping roofs, and your chimney on a regular basis. When the flashing is cracked or damaged, it invites moisture in. Your roof could leak at the flashing because of poor installation.
A chimney with cracked or broken bricks can cause leaks or can even collapse inward or onto your roof, causing serious damage.
Often during storms, branches can fall from a tree and fall on your roof from the strong winds. If the limbs are small, they might not cause damage. However, larger branches can cause problems that will require attention. It is best to call a professional to inspect your roof if heavy things fell on it during a storm.
When hail hits during a storm there is nothing you can do to avoid it. It’s classified as “an act of God”. Small hail probably won’t cause problems for your roof, but when it gets bigger, more damage can happen to your home.
CK Roofing For Your Roof Needs
Getting your roof repaired should be a straightforward process. With CK Roofing, it is! Call us or visit our website to fill out our form and schedule an inspection. We will get a no-nonsense estimate for your roof. We’re always happy to answer your questions. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional service to each and every client. We will not leave the job until it is finished and you are satisfied with the results.