Signs of roof damage
When you’re inspecting your roof, most of the work is done outside. After all, that’s how you can tell if there are missing shingles, broken drainage, or other visual signs that something is up with your roof. But, you can also check your roof from the inside. Sometimes it will give you more insight into tiny problems that won’t show on the outside.
Pick a sunny spring day and head to the attic or the top rooms of your home. Turn off the lights and lay down on the floor. Or just look up, but it’s much more relaxing to do this laying down. Plus, anytime you get a chance to do something productive while lying on your back, you should do it because it doesn’t happen often. At least, not in our line of work. Anyway, back to inspecting your roof.
Look up at the underside of your roof and see if you can spot any light filtering through. If your roof has been properly installed, from the underlay to the shingles, and nothing has been damaged over the winter months, then you should just see a solid roof with no light shining through. No light should ever shine through your roof, that’s what windows are for, or skylights.
If the rays of the sun are creeping through your roof it is a sign of damage. Small cracks and holes caused by weather, flying debris, old age, poor materials, or a bad installation job, but sometimes it’s so tiny that you barely even notice. But, any damage to your roof should be tended to quickly. If you leave it too long, pretty soon water will find it’s way and you’re looking at a much bigger, and more expensive problem.
Quality Roofing suggests you get a professional inspection twice a year. Once in the spring, and once in the fall. And all the months in between you need to keep an eye out for damage or signs that your roof needs to be fixed or replaced.
Call us to schedule a spring inspection.