Posted on May 16, 2018
Winter storms can wreak havoc on your home. If you have an older roof, it can cause damage that you might not even see. A good time to have a roofing inspection done in northern Virginia is in the Springtime. A roofing expert can see damage you might not even notice. There are signs that indicate a problem that you can look out for even when you haven't had a winter storm.
If you want to ensure your home is totally protected from the elements, you can do a quick check for signs of problems. If you see any problems, you should set up an inspection by a northern Virginia roofing professional. A few signs that usually mean that you might need to address an issue with your roof can be easy to spot. One sign to look for is water stains on your ceilings. The stain can be an easy-to-see discoloration, or even a slight discoloration and might be the sign of a roof that needs some repairs. Another place to look for discoloration is on the exterior of your home. Sometimes, discoloration might just mean your home needs a good spring cleaning, but if it is near the roof line it could mean a leak in your roof or a gutter that needs to be repaired or replaced. If you notice a bubble in the paint inside your home or the paint is starting to peel, you might have a moisture problem from a leaking roof. It is very important to protect your home from leaks, and a roofing inspection can spot small leak problems before they become something more damaging, such as mold or mildew in your home.
You can see signs of leaks by taking notice of your shingles. If your roof is older, you might see some signs of problems. Asphalt shingles can curl up on the edges and this can cause a roof to leak. Another sign in an asphalt shingle roof to take notice of is loss of granulation. It is common for there to be some granulation loss in a new shingle, but not in older shingles. If you have rotted or missing asphalt shingles, you will want to have an inspection done and repair or replace the missing or rotted shingles. Asphalt roofs are a popular choice in roofing because they are cost-efficient and go with almost any style of home.
If you have wood shingles, you will want to look for splitting shingles or missing shingles. A roof that is older or wasn't installed properly will sometimes develop mold or decay. Wood shingles that are installed properly and repaired if damaged, make a beautiful, natural-looking roof.
A metal roof that was not installed correctly or an older metal roof can develop a leak. Usually, the fasteners that are used to install a metal roof will be the reason for a leak. Another problem can just be in the fact that the material itself is of a lower quality. Metal roofs that are made of a superior quality and installed properly by professionals are known for being durable and free from leaks. That is one of the reasons so many people choose metal roofing when building a new home or replacing an old roof. Not only are they durable, but they last for years and years.
If this has been a harsh winter for your home, or if you just haven't had a recent roof inspection and you want to make sure you don't have any hidden roof problems, the expert roof inspectors at Elements Home Remodeling can inspect your roof for any problems. Then we will give you a free estimate on the cost of repair or replacement. We do quality installations and repairs so call today to schedule a free estimate.