With the coming of autumn and the changing weather storms become a little more common with hurricane season in full swing. Now is a good time to make sure your roof is in good repair while the weather is still temperate.
Many roofs are sheets of wood covered with composite shingles or asphalt shingles. These usually have about a 20 to 30 year life span, but even so they should be looked over regularly, especially after storms.
Things to be on the lookout for when giving your roof a visual inspection:
- Check for any missing or loose shingles.
- Be sure your shingles are in good condition, that they lay flat and cover uniformly.
- Look for bare spots if you notice large amounts of granules in your gutters.
- Check for any wood rot around the gutters.
Wood shake, slate, metal, or clay tile roofs also should be looked over for signs of wear and tear.
Be sure to also check your roof from the inside of your home. Go up into the attic to look for any dark spots from water damage. Repairing any wood damage due to water or rot is essential to ensuring the integrity of your roof. Pay particular attention to the area surrounding any vents or chimneys.
Caught early enough, most issues can be addressed with minor repairs. Tiles can be replaced in sections without requiring an entire reroofing. Likewise, spot wood repair can be performed on areas effected by water damage or wood rot. Due to the importance of maintaining the integrity of your roof and the protection it affords your home it is best that you hire a professional with the proper licensing and skill to perform repairs.
Call Home Improvements of the Carolinas, Inc. at 336-271-3323 for more information on roof repair in the Greensboro area. Our licensed professionals can identify, assess, and fix everything from shingle replacement to repairing wood damage. We can provide you with quality service you can rely on.