Keeping your roof properly maintained will ensure that it lasts for years without any expensive structural repairs. The best times to do a quick inspection of your roof is after storms or strong winds. We recommend giving it a quick look over at the beginning of each season as well. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your roof is in good condition:
Take a quick walk around your home and property looking for any visible debris on the roof or littering the yard. This is especially important after a hail storm or wind storm has passed through. Things to look for include:
- Tree Branches
- Loose Shingles
- Asphalt Particles
A large quantity of asphalt particles scattered on the ground around your home indicates that the shingles are damaged and worn out. Consider having them replaced as soon as possible.
Check for any signs of damaged shingles from the ground and look for visible signs of:
- Cracked or torn shingles
- Missing Shingles
- Dents or Holes
Small repairs done to patch up visible damage is a good way to prevent needing costly repairs done in the future. Even a tiny crack in a shingle leaves an opening for moisture to slowly expand the damaged area and lead to bigger problems such as roof leaks.
Getting an inspection done by a roofing professional is recommended to guarantee that even minute damage is noted and repaired. Experienced roofing inspectors know exactly what to look for when doing a thorough examination of your roofing system. If you need roof repair in Springfield, IL, contact William’s Roofing and Construction Inc today.
Preventative maintenance is a great way to ward off roofing repairs in the future. If your roof may have suffered from hail damage or you would like to schedule a roof inspections, contact us today so we can make sure your roof is in great shape.