Our homes weather many a storm in their lifetime. We trust them to protect us during bad weather as a safe and secure shelter.
It is something many of us take for granted. However, to do their job, we have to make sure that they are given the best care.
One of the most important features of your home is the roof. To ensure that it is always in tip-top shape, make sure to get it inspected when you notice the following:
- Water spots – Water damage can easily turn your home into an unsightly mess. When cracks in the roof allow water to pass through, you can get dark water spots in your ceiling.
If this leads to softening of the drywall or bowing of the wood, repairs can get costly quick. Even the smallest water spot can be a sign of roof damage, so act fast.
- Worn shingles – Do you notice uneven, cracked, or bent shingles? It is a good idea to regularly walk the perimeter of your house to take a look at the roof from all angles. If you see any shingles that look damaged, they may be too worn to work properly.
Having a professional look at these worn areas can help you determine whether or not your roof is still protecting your home effectively./li>
- Windblown shingles – Have you ever found shingles on the ground around your home? When a storm is particularly rough, strong winds can knock down loose shingles. When one or two are lost, it may not be enough damage to warrant repair. However, when your roof loses too many shingles, it can impair the coverage it gives your home.
A roof is made up of hundreds of overlying shingles that work together to cover every inch of your home. Take away too many and part of the house may be left vulnerable.
- Neighborhood damage – Pay attention to your neighbors. Do their homes look weather beaten? Does a roof down the street look shabby? If others in your neighborhood have sustained significant weather damage, this should alert you to inspect your own home.
Just because you cannot see any damage on your home does not mean it is not there. The state of your surroundings can give you the perfect clue. Do not be afraid to be nosy!
- Passing time – How long has it been since your roof was last inspected? This last one is easy. No keen observation skills required! If your roof has not been looked at it in the past two years, it is a good idea to do so. Scheduling regular checkups is a good practice to keep your roof in its best shape. A roof is an expensive investment, so we want to make it last for you!
Use these five warning signs to catch roof damage early on by having an inspection done as soon as possible. Keep your roof healthy and your home safe. When we feel confident in our home’s durability, we can live at ease despite life’s storms.
If you feel it’s time for your roof to be inspected, call us at 817.879.0568. Or you can use the form on this page to get in touch with us. We would love to get up on your roof and provide you with a free inspection that will provide you with peace of mind.