Spring Roofing-Roof Check
As the strange and weirdly warm winter starts to teeter away, it's time to realize that the true Spring season is peeking out just beyond the bend. The winter season is generally hard on a home, and when weather varies drastically, this can be even more true. Spring is a good time to check for roofing problems that may have manifested over the past several months.
In many cases, the weather changes and winter's touch will make minimal damage to your roof, however, it is wise to find and address problems before they become major issues.
Use our Spring Roofing checklist to find out if your roof is ready for the next season!
Outside Roof Check
The majority of roofing problems are found from an exterior view. Here is what we recommend keeping your eyes out for:
Nails that pop up or show
Split, curling or bubbly looking shingles
Missing or loose shingles along the ridgeline
Sparse or missing granules from shingles
Sagging or bulging anywhere on the roof
Missing or cracked caulk around the flashing
Missing or damaged flashing
Any flashing that is rusted
Chimney cracks or damage
Dry rot (when wood is brittle and falls apart)
Broken seals anywhere
Gutter damage or missing or damaged downspouts
Rotted fascia board, Damaged Fascia
Interior Roof Check/Attic Check
Head into the attic to inspect the internal signs of a healthy roof. Here's what to check:
Signs of leakage around vents and chimneys
Sagging around rafters
Crack in the sheathing
Any signs of moisture
Light shining in from the outside
It is not uncommon for an unsuspecting or minor looking problem to become a larger problem when not addressed right away. Fixing the roof problems you may have will help you keep your roof to proper working function and ensure the longevity of your home investment.
If you have something that restrains you from accessing or inspecting your roof to detect roofing problems, contact a professional roofing company. At EAS Roofing, our Pittsburgh roofing contractors are here to help with any and all of your Spring roofing concerns.
For help with your roof, call us today!
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