Now the summer storms are well behind us, and hopefully there will not be any further tropical storm remnants in our area, it’s time to take a good look at your roof. To do this you’ll want to look from both the inside and outside. If you see anything questionable or that looks different, you want to call a roof repair company for a professional roofing inspection. Here are some things to look for that indicate roof damage or a roof leak.
When you are in your attic, look at the insulation. If you notice an area where the insulation is considerably lower than the rest of the space, you probably have a roof leak. Water compresses insulation and makes ineffective. Not only will you need the roof repair company to fix the roof leak, but you’ll also need to replace the insulation in that area.
Issues with the Roof Deck Inside the Attic
A new roof leak may not yet have damaged the insulation. That’s why it’s important to also look at the roof deck for signs of moisture like dark streaks on the plywood. Of course, if you can see daylight through your roof, there is damage.
Irregular Looking Shingles
As you look at your roof, the shingles should continue across the roof without interruption flat and level. One common overlooked sign of roof damage is shingles that don’t appear flat. Although sometimes it is simply an optical illusion, if you even suspect they are not completely flat, call your roof repair company. There may be water trapped beneath the shingles that will eventually find its way into your home. Of course, most people know that misaligned shingles or ones that appear to have bare spots need attention.
Granules in Your Downspout
Although some granule loss, especially after a heavy storm or a freeze-thaw cycle is normal, you shouldn’t notice granules in your downspout after every rain. If this occurs, there is either a damaged area or you need more than a roof repair, your shingles may be at the end of their life. An honest roofing company will provide you with their recommendations as to whether you need a new roof or just a repair.
Trust Peak Roofing Contractors
We are northern Virginia’s leading roof repair company. However, we’re also a locally trusted roof replacement company and can provide you with our assessment and recommendations as to whether it’s time for a new roof or if you can repair your current roof. Call us today for your free estimate at (703) 468-4769.