Have you noticed water damage in the attic? How about cracking paint?
Both signs are terrible signals that your roof may have something wrong. You need a roof inspection quickly, whether it’s storm damage, water damage, or something in between.
Luckily, it’s almost time for seasonal fall roof inspections. During these seasonal roof inspections, our team can look at common roof issues, including weather damage to roofs.
But, how do you know if your roof needs an inspection? Keep reading to find out.
If a bad storm recently made its way through your area, you should get a roof inspection. Hail, winds, and a multitude of other storm characteristics can cause roof damage when you least expect it.
Your roofing professional should perform an assessment of your roof after all major storms, such as tropical storms and tornados. Even if you don’t notice any storm damage yourself, you should let a trained professional take a look.
They may find an issue you didn’t think to look for or couldn’t see from the ground.
Even small storms can cause issues. That’s why we recommend seasonal roof inspections. With regular inspections, we can see whether there has been slow damage to your roof from everyday weather-related occurrences such as rain and wind.
It’s time to get a roof inspection if you start noticing water is pooling on your roof. Water sitting on your roof for too long could affect the structural integrity. And, it may be a sign that there’s damage impending.
Water should not be sitting on top of your roof, even if it is just raining heavily. Your roof should have a functional drainage system that stops this from happening.
Don’t let this go untreated. It’ll turn into a bigger issue, especially as more water pools over time. Call a roofing professional as soon as possible and let them start repairing roof damage before it causes problems.
Even if you notice one puddle, this can build up over time and worsen during the next storm. Take care of it now to avoid all the hassle later.
Fasteners keep your roof together. If they’re not working properly, nothing’s preventing your roof from flying off in pieces if you have bad weather or strong winds.
If you see popped or rusted fasteners on your roof or in the ground around your building, it’s time to call your roofing company.
Flashing is essential to keeping your roof water-tight. This material is flat, thin, and lies along your entire roof. It redirects all of the water on your roof to the gutters so that it doesn’t seep through the roof into your building.
Without it, your building could become flooded.
If you notice that your roof has missing or damaged flashing, it’s time for an inspection. Any kind of compromise to the flashing of a roof could set your building up for major water damage later.
Problems with flashing could include small issues you may not be able to see from the ground. This is why getting your upcoming fall roof inspections done is so important. Each of these seasonal roof inspections can find small issues before they become big ones.
If you’ve noticed that the paint on your roofline is looking frayed, it’s time to get a roof inspection. It may be an indicator that there’s some humidity damage along the roof.
While this isn’t a short-term problem, it can become a long-term one. Humidity build-up can lead to a breakdown of the roof components, leading to water leakage, roof damage, and more.
This isn’t a problem that you want festering for too long. Waiting a couple of weeks could be detrimental. If there are storms in your area, the damage could spread faster.
The condition of your ceiling is a window into the health of your roof. Evidence of mold and mildew on your ceiling is often the first sign that something is wrong.
One of the most common signs of roof damage is mold and mildew on your ceilings. This is a sign that the water-tight seal of your roof isn’t that water-tight at all.
If left untreated, the mold and mildew can grow throughout your building, which can worsen your air quality. Over time, these issues can lead to long-term health problems for your employees and long-term structural problems for your building.
Once you notice water damage or mold and mildew, call a roofing professional. They can help stop the problem before it becomes disastrous.
If the drywall inside of your building becomes cracked or discolored, this is a sure sign that something’s wrong. Many people start digging out drywall to see if anything is behind it.
Instead of replacing the damaged drywall right away, you need to figure out what’s causing the damage in the first place. Otherwise, you’re going to end up with more damaged drywall.
One of the most common culprits for disfigured drywall is a leaking roof. As the roof leaks, it allows moisture to get into your building behind its drywall.
Over time, this can lead to mold and mildew build-up. As we discussed earlier, this can lead to long-term health problems.
Are you planning on selling your building soon? If so, it’s time to get a roof inspection. During the inspection, our team can assess whether you need any repairs before putting the building on the market.
It’s time to schedule fall roof inspections. These seasonal roof inspections are vital to your roof’s and commercial building’s health.
Whether you notice current roof damage or need to assess for small problems, feel free to contact our team. We offer flexible financing and a wide range of roofing services.
Our team can help you get peace of mind no matter your roofing problem.
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