Early in November, we received a heavy amount of wind and rain. Blowing rain, consequently, can get into your home in many ways. Water can seep into holes or loose shingles. This can lead to flooding in your home or water damage to your ceiling and walls, which can result in big expenses and the inconvenience of home repairs. This is why it is vital to inspect your roof and attic after weather disturbances like strong winds and heavy rain.
Walk around outside and keep an eye out for loose, curling, or missing shingles. Look for signs of granules. Granulated shingles mean they are past their life span or have been damaged and need replacement. Check the flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, and vents to ensure they are not corroded or bent out of shape.
Do not forget to do a quick inspection on you gutters and downspouts. Make sure that there is no rust or other signs of damaged gutters, such as holes or cracks. Also, check if the gutters and downspouts are fastened securely to your roof. If there are bent, broken, missing, or sagging fasteners and hangers, ensure that they’re fixed immediately before the gutters fall off.
Check for any signs of water seepage in your attic, like dark stains on the ceiling, damaged insulation, peeling paint, damp spots along the walls, or pooling water. These signs indicate that your Kent roofingor decking is compromised by water damage. These need to be fixed by professionals before they get worse. If you see cracks on the sheathing or if sunlight passes through your roof, it means your roof needs to be replaced ASAP.
Call the Pros
If you see any of these signs, the best thing to do is to call the pros—Tedrick’s Roofing, the number one roofing contractor in Kent. Our team of well-trained and experienced roofers is always ready to give you a hand with your roofing woes. Just give us a call or browse through our website to learn more about our products and services.