Examining your home for roof leaks is an important part of ongoing home maintenance. Summers in Colorado are not usually wet in comparison to the rest of the country, but rain and hail, is always a possibility. In order to protect the integrity of your home regular inspections should be performed to prevent water damage and possible mold to grow. Often, by the time an interior leak is discovered, some damage may have taken place.
Interior Leak Detection
Twice a year, especially after a rainstorm, it’s a good idea to check inside the attic with a flashlight. to detect any leaks early on. It is best to spot an active leak than one that’s left traces in the attic. This gives you an early warning that something is wrong. It can be unpleasant to climb into the attic but if there any problems doing that you can schedule a professional roof evaluation.
If left undetected, water can actually begin dripping inside the home and that would cause some serious repairs. So, check the inside ceilings carefully for some telltale signs. One indication of a leak would be ceiling paint that appears a brownish shade or slight paint bubbling. The next stage of damage would be discernable warping or sagging, so early detection is the safest, most painless way to go. A leaky roof will never repair itself so professional help is definitely the next step.
Roof Leaks Outside
Immediate inspection of your roof after a weather event is the safest way for early detection of anything amiss and is a preventive action for larger problems from developing. Missing shingles or pieces of shingle lying around the exterior of your home is a sure sign of trouble. Blistering or warping shingles, clogged or slow draining gutters or downspouts can be spotted easily and indicate a major problem if left unattended. Exposed flashing can indicate a possible problem also, and you should not wait too long to call in your roofing specialist.
Why You Shouldn’t Wait
A small repair can turn into a major expense, and the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends having your roof inspected twice a year. It’s a good idea to schedule this in the spring and fall, after hail season. If left untreated, issues such as mold or structural erosion can develop and will require a total roof replacement. The fact is that you do not want any moisture to find its way inside the home, that’s what your roof is designed for. To keep you weather proof, it provides protection against rain, snow, sunlight, extremes of temperature, and wind. Let’s keep it that way.
Our goal is to provide clients with a stress-free experience. At Priority Restoration, we can inspect your home or business’s roof, siding, gutters, etc. without requiring any contact. We can guarantee that 100% of the project can be completed without coming within six feet of our customers. We have been able to provide electronic contracts to web-based samples virtually – Your health and safety is our priority. A trained eye can detect early signs of damage from roof leaks, which can protect your home, your major investment, for years to come.