Roofs are one of the most noticeable features of both residential and commercial properties. To the eyes of an unfamiliar spectator, they can leave an initial impression far beyond what backyard landscapes can do. Although the installation or replacement of roofs can be time-consuming and surprisingly expensive, it can increase the curb appeal and value of your property in the long run. Keep in mind, however, that wanting a stylish and contemporary appeal for your roof should not compromise its functionality and structural integrity. For example, installing a skylight for daylighting can even promote ventilation and emergency egress. It’s important that you take care of your roof.
Here are three of the major roofing red flags that could possibly result in substantial problems in the future.
1. Pooling. The roof’s primary purpose is to protect the property from any harsh elements and weather conditions. However, water can still stagnate on the surface even after being successfully kept from funneling through the building. Without proper drainage, water can add weight to the roofing system and begin its aging process prematurely. A warranty may not cover the cost of water-related issues so it’s necessary to check for any kind of water accumulation.
2. Patches of molds and stains. The spread of mold or algae, which chip away at roofing materials like shingles, can cause dangerous problems over time. If you see water stains on your ceiling or walls, water has already made its way in, and it’s best to immediately contact your trusted roofing repair company.
3. Leaves and shingles wear and tear. Tall and large trees hovering over your property can scrape along roofing materials, causing tears and possibly erosion of asphalt shingles. While organic litter can clog drains and even seed unexpected foliage with roots that can puncture roof barriers, poorly maintained shingles can produce granules that can wash into gutters and downspouts, making them lose their capabilities.
Noticed one of these red flags occurring at your property? Then, it’s time to call Tedrick’s Roofing, your leading local provider of roof and gutter installation services. Call us (206) 824-3440 or (253) 499-9660, or fill out this contact form to schedule a free, no obligation roof inspection. Our service areas include Seattle, WA, and the nearby communities.