Having a trusted local roofing contractor inspect your roof periodically is a worry-free way to keep it watertight and in good shape.
After an in-depth assessment, a pro can advise you about any needed repairs and maintenance – like replacing lifted or broken shingles, fixing damaged flashing, or removing moss growth. An inspection can also give you a good estimate on your roof’s overall condition and expected lifespan. If you’ve neglected regular inspections, your roof may be sending you clear warning signs that you need to schedule one without delay:
Climbing up on the roof to look for evidence of aging is a job best left to an experienced roofer. But, you can check for age-related deterioration without any risk of falls and injuries by walking your home’s perimeter with a pair of binoculars. If you spot areas of raised, broken or missing shingles, dark patches where the substrate is visible, or missing/damaged flashing, it’s time for a detailed inspection. Other signs of rooftop deterioration are pieces of shingles on the ground, and piles of shed granules beneath your gutter downspouts.
If you discover water stains, sagging drywall or peeling paint on your ceilings, your roof needs an inspection right away. An immediate inspection is also wise if you find any evidence of roof issues in the attic – like pinpoints of daylight and water streaks/stains on the underside of the roof, or damp or moldy insulation between the floor joists. An unexplained increase in your household energy bills is another less obvious sign that your roof needs attention.
Deferred Storm Damage
You probably wouldn’t hesitate to call for a roof inspection if your home sustains sudden and devastating storm damage, like a big hole in the roof where a broken tree limb came crashing through. The extreme weather we experience here in Oklahoma can harm your roof in more subtle ways that you may not notice until it starts to leak from:
- Hail damage that caused significant granule loss, resulting in exposure and premature deterioration of the substrate.
- High winds that broke the watertight seal on some shingles and allowed rain underneath.
- Torn-off sections of flashing that gave water an easy entry route into the roof system.
If you’re seeing any of the above signs of problems with the roof on your Tulsa-area home, contact us today at Perfection Roofing to schedule a thorough inspection.