For homeowners who are concerned about the state of their roofs, or who own older homes badly in need of a shingle roof replacement, Perfection Roofing has compiled four key steps you can take to be aware of the state of your shingle roof, so that if any issues come about you can take early steps to correct them, saving you time and money and helping your roof to last longer.
1. Make sure your roof is clean and accessible
While our first tip may seem like common sense, an untidy roof can harbor animal nests, cover missing shingles, or hide other sites of damage. By clearing your roof and ensuring you have clean, functional gutters you can more easily check for signs of wear and tear and avoid paying higher repair fees later for accumulated damage. If there are any accumulations of plant matter, such as moss or vine growth or leaf litter, the vegetation should be removed so that a clear overview of the roof may be obtained.
2. Check for damaged and missing shingles
With your roof cleared you can more easily notice if there are any problem areas with worn shingles, missing shingles, or exposed roofing. Pay particular attention to the base of the shingles, as damage to the mortar could make water damage more likely
3. Remove any overhanging branches
This is particularly a concern if there is a harsh freeze-large branches may fall, not only causing a need for shingle roof replacement, but also potentially endangering your family and the structural stability of your home. Clearing larger tree branches can also give you a better view of your roof and enhance the curb appeal of your home.
4. Inspect Your Attic or Schedule an Inspection
Because the key thing you are trying to protect against are leaks and the elements, a complete assessment of your shingle roof must include some inspection of the roof’s interior and foundation. Perfection Roofing can be your go-to team in this area, as we are a licensed and bonded inspection team, and we can inspect your roof free of charge.
Owning a home is a big responsibility, but with our many convenient locations in the Tulsa area, Perfection Roofing can help.
Contact us today to find out more: we offer full service roofing to meet your needs.