GREENAWALT ROOFING COMPANY EXPLAINS HOW TO SPOT WATER DAMAGE
Just like everything else in your home, your roof also needs occasional checkup and maintenance. The good news is that you can check the status of the roof yourself or hire Greenawalt Roofing Company to do the job. Regardless of your choice, here are five signs of roof damage to bear in mind:
1. Missing shingles
If you discover that some shingles have gone missing – possibly due to a strong gust of wind – you should have those replaced immediately. Missing shingles expose parts of your roof to nature’s elements, which might cause water damage to the exposed wood decking.
Or if you find the asphalt shingles curling up at the edges, it might mean they have already taken some amount of water damage. Get them replaced in both cases.
2. Roofing granules in the gutter
Finding leaves in your gutters is one thing, but finding roofing granules is a whole different story altogether. Sure, it’s natural for any roof to lose some granules but when you find your gutter clogged up from granules, it might be time for a roof checkup. Like shingles, lack of granules also exposes you to various risks.
3. Leaky roof beams
Go up to your attic with a flashlight and see if you notice sunlight shining through the roof beams. If the answer is yes, it means water might or is already seeping in. Have it fixed immediately! If your insulation is also showing signs of mold and moisture, then it means you need to check for damage here as well.
4. Signs of aging
Like everything else, roofs also have a shelf life – that’s just the reality. So, if you think it’s been quite some time since your roof has been just sitting there, doing its job, then it might be time to consider a replacement. An old roof shouldn’t be too difficult to notice.
5. Problems with flashing
Is the flashing around the chimney, rooftop, or vent pipe in top condition? If not, it might lead to water seepage and eventually costly damage. On flat roofs, flashing is often the most common cause of roof leaks, and you should be mindful of that.
Replacing the roof on your home doesn’t need to be a daunting task. Greenawalt Roofing Company will work with you to explain everything you need to know about getting a new roof on your home. Schedule your FREE estimate today, 717-898-6000 or 610-779-3111.