Many people wait until their roof has sprung a leak before calling in the professionals to perform a repair.
But is this the most efficient way to deal with this? You don’t wait until your car has literally blown up before taking it to a garage, do you? No, you take it to a professional to have that weird knocking sound checked out and fixed before it becomes a bigger problem.
Well, your roof is exactly the same! Don’t wait for a complete failure before contemplating roof repairs, keep any eye out for these warning signs and stop any problems early.
See The Light
One very easy way to check the condition of your roof is to pop up to your attic. Go up during daylight hours and turn out the lights. It won’t take a genius to note that if you see any daylight coming in through the roof then that is bad news!
If you do see this, if you are able to get up onto the roof onto the corresponding side of the roofing, if you push down gently you will likely feel that the roof under hand has a bouncy or spongy kind of feel.
This means water is penetrating and soaking the underlying materials. Call in a roofing company immediately, because this problem is only going to get worse.
If holes appear in your shingles then this is a problem that must be rectified immediately. If the shingles are gone, there is no protection for the underlying backing and other roofing materials. They will quickly become damaged by moisture, resulting in a larger repair bill than you would see for simple shingle tile replacement.
Now, shingles don’t by and large simply jump up and disappear from your roof! Instead, they are likely to be ripped out by weather conditions like high winds and heavy downpours of rain. It’s therefore a really good idea to check your roof over for signs of damage after a storm.
Yeah, obviously leaks are a sign that your roof needs repairs. What pros at are suggesting however is that you try to catch them early, since you don’t want the leak to develop undetected until it reaches the stage that it’s running down your walls!
If you can, try to get up into your attic during heavy rain, and just take a look how your roof is coping with the water. If no leak is present, then brilliant, the roof is doing its job.
If however you notice any moisture penetration, then that is a clear sign the roof is compromised. Catch it early at just a trickle and you can likely get away with only needing to repair a couple of dislodged shingles, with minimal damage to the underlay.
Catching problems early is the key to easier, and cheaper, repairs.