Are you worried that your roof is in danger of developing a leak? Today we will discuss a few ways you can check if your roof is at risk, so you can avoid extensive water damages.
Shingles Protect Your Roof
From the ground, you can sometimes see missing shingles, as well as shifted or damaged shingles. Shingles are in place to protect your roof from water and other foreign substances. If you are missing shingles, or if you see damaged or balding shingles, your roof is at risk of leaking. Without reliable shingles shielding your home, water can seep into the decking and insulation of your roof. Once water makes its way into the decking, it is likely to cause mold and mildew to develop, which can lead to extensive water damage, or even structural damage, if you don’t catch it quickly enough.
Mildew Spells Bad News For Your Roof
Leaves and debris can sometimes gather on your roof. It is essential that you have any debris removed from your roof as soon as possible. If not, they can lead to the growth of mildew or mold on your shingles, which can lead to your roof rotting!
Rusty Roofs Leak Too!
Even if you have a traditional shingle roof, there are parts of your roof that are metal, such as flashing and of course, your gutters. Water can cause metal to erode and rust, which can lead to leaks throughout your roof. These areas can be hard to see from the ground. Your roof should be inspected annually, and a reputable roofer will identify and address rust problems with you as needed.
It is essential that you have your roof inspected at least once a year. That way you can avoid leaks, and keep your roof in top condition. If you need a roof inspection in the Houston area, give us a call at 281-565-3393 today!