Signs Your Building’s Roof Needs Maintenance
One of the best ways to extend the life of your roof is to properly maintain it.When you maintain your roof you help to eliminate the need for costly repairs that can happen quickly if you avoid the obvious signs. By analyzing your roof for signs of wear, you can allow the experts to come in and make minor repairs that will help to preserve the integrity of the structure. Here are a few signs that your building’s roof needs maintenance.
One of the most obvious signs that your roof is in need of maintenance is missing or broken shingles. There may be one lying on the ground or you might see one missing on your roof, either way this is the time to get the experts to repair the damage before water seeps into the building and causes more damage down the road. Take a pair of binoculars and look over your roof from the safety of the ground.
Check the drain spouts and gutters for excessive gravel. The gravel part of the shingles that washes away after years of wear or excessive rain. When you see a large amount of gravel, that it a sure sign the roof needs maintenance. The gravel usually will stay in place for many years, and you should never see excessive amounts of it anywhere. Once the tar mat is exposed, water can easily get under and into your attic. The next wind store could easily lift that tar mat up and allow rain water to seep into your attic where it will eventually find your ceilings.
Go in your attic on a bright sunny day, and look around on the inside of your roof for any areas where the sunlight enters. This could be a problem area where rain water can easily access your building and start to cause water damage in ceilings and the wood structure of the roof. This can lead to major repair work down the road. Have a professional roofing contractor come out to the building and locate those open areas so they can do a quick repair to eliminate the problem.
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