There is no better time to check the installation, strength, and safety of your roof system than before mother nature gears up to give it a seasonal pounding. Yes, there are construction materials and coating products that can help it last up to 30 years, but without consistent bi-annual maintenance checks you run the risk of natural or rodent damage, at any time.
Roof repair come for us all. There are multitudes of ways that your home’s once dependable covering can begin to loosen, open, and/or rot right over your head. It is important to keep up with the health of your materials and overall stability of the structure. Lack of roofing repairs will bring about adverse effects to your inner structure in the form of mold, mildew, insects, and rodent entry because of weakened or opened areas, and of course leaks and snow that facilitate the fungus growths and water damage in the attic and supporting walls below the weak spot(s).
During the winter precipitation, cold, and wind may have caused loosening of shingles and tiles as well as weakening of several spots down to the insulation due to the weight and moisture of standing water or snow, which was regularly replenished or slow to evaporate. Now that spring has passed us and summer showers are scattered through the drying and cracking effects of the summer sun, you have new issues to deal with. But, those drier days that summer affords you with the perfect time to take a look at the condition of the roofs.
You should be able to see if you require professional intervention from the street, far end of your backyard, or safely supported ladder because if you know or suspect rotting or weakening to the structure’s layers it is not recommended to walk over the surface during that time. This is because, like all of the building materials, plumbing functions, electrical, and appliances in your home; they age and deteriorate over time. The break down of the strength combined with the pounding intrusion of water, nibbles by insects, or rodents, etc. makes the roof unsafe. The older your roof is the less likely it is that your walking on it or minor shingle replacement will be any good for your actual roof. Regular roof repair will keep you safe and your inner home protected from the outdoors coming in.
Possible roof repair may be as minor as a few blown away shingles or as severe as water, rust, or rot into vent flashing around your pipes or chimney. The repair specialist will be able to determine the extent of any damage with a careful inspection of your entire roofing system. Inspection may reveal lapses in construction that require fixing, severe weather damage, or typical wear and tear to an older roofing system.
You may opt for an upgraded roofing material or simply have your cracking shingles and flashing coated with roofing cement or patched with sealant/coating paint to aid in preserving the life and function of your entire roof. These products are good for any age of roof that takes a pounding in various weather conditions, even the summer sun. When nothing gets past the top layer of shingles or tiles of a properly installed, repair.