Being proactive when it comes to roofing inspections is essential. It helps to have this kind of mindset to keep your roof in the best possible shape for the longest possible time. Doing so also prevents you from getting caught with sudden, costly repairs. Ideally, roof maintenance is done twice a year, often before and after the seasons deemed most detrimental to your roof’s performance.
Keeping a close eye on your roof means identifying danger signs before they get worse. Leave them undetected, and these issues may severely impact not just your roof, but also your wallet. The Carpenter’s Touch, your local roofing and siding contractor, discusses three of them.
1. A Leaking Attic
Inspect your attic as soon as a strong storm or wind-driven rain has passed. Once you see a leak, it is possible shingles may have been damaged. Lack of underlayment and flashing failure are also known causes. Be sure to address the problem as soon as possible before you face problems with insulation, which ties into your home’s overall comfort levels.
2. Exterior Paint Blistering or Chipping
Apart from your roof, it is also important to examine your home’s exterior walls for blistering paint. This problem is likely due to the roof’s ventilation being compromised, where moisture gets trapped inside your home. Call our pros right away so you can learn the recommended course of action that will help solve this issue. We are also your vinyl siding contractor should you decide to have exterior siding installed.
3. Shingle Damage
Of course, you need to check the state of the roof covering during your inspection. Look out for any breakage on the shingles as well as cracks, dryness or curling. It is possible that your roof has aged and is nearing the end of its service life, which means you must invest in a new roof.
You can do the inspection yourself, though hiring a GAF Master Elite® roofing contractor like The Carpenter’s Touch is another viable option. With a professional inspection done, you can rest easy knowing your roof is functioning well and keeping your home protected from the elements.
Aside from roofing, we also offer James Hardie® siding installations and other exterior and interior home improvements. Call us at (973) 692-7779, or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve Morristown, NJ.