We always think we have more time, so we put off a lot of things. That might not be the best move to make, especially when it comes to roof repairs and inspections.
How Regular Inspections Help
Regular inspections help keep major roof issues and problems at bay. By hiring pros to check out your roof’s condition on a pretty regular basis, you can find out about issues and problems before they become serious and require costly repairs. This helps you maintain your roof and cuts down on your repair costs as well.
Inside Your Attic
Always be on the lookout for signs of wear in your roof. You could do it from inside your attic since this is going to be much safer than getting a ladder and climbing your roof, especially if you don’t have any experience in doing that in the first place.
- Sunlight. Go inside your attic during the day. Can you see sunlight coming through some parts of your attic? That’s not good news. It means you’ve got holes in your ceiling, which could be the result of holes in your roof as well.
- Water damage. Pat the support beams of your roof. Do they feel soggy or damp? Do some support beams look different from the surrounding wood? That might be because of some long-term water damage, and could mean decay has already set in.
- Mold. This is a common side-effect of water damage. If you notice any mold growth along your beam supports, walls, or any part of your attic, then that’s a definite sign of decay. Mold weakens the structure and extensive mold growth could mean you need to replace your entire roof before it caves in.
Up on Your Roof
If you do have some experience checking your roof or you’re confident you can do it safely, then go ahead and assess the condition of your roof. If not, no worries. Just hire a roofing contractor to help you out. Look for missing, curling, or cracked shingles. If the shingles are worn or bald, that means you need to go for a roof replacement service in Aurora CO right away.
Need a new roof installed? Get in touch with us at Kraftwork Design. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, a dedicated and trained team, and the latest techniques and tools, we have what it takes to provide for your roofing needs.