When performing an interior roof inspection, here are some things to look for:
- Areas where the roof deck sags.
- Natural light coming through the roof.
- Any signs of water leaking or general water damage.
- Dark spots and trails.
These could all be signs of structural damage to your roof.
Since inspecting the exterior of your roof may require you to climb on the roof and walk around, it's typically best to hire a professional to do this.
- Examine all gutters and downspouts. Make sure that the drains are secured to the roof and free from debris.
- Visually explore your roof for damaged shingles. Look for shingles that are cracked, torn, bald or missing.
- Look around the chimney for any loose materials and any wear around the chimney pipes and vents.
- Note any rusty nails or flashings.
- Be aware of any moisture, rot or mold. These are signs of potentially damaging water wear.
- Look for shingle granules in the gutter. A large number of granules may be a sign of excessive roof wear.
- Check to ensure that all bath, kitchen and dryer vents go directly outside of the home.
Your Lake of the Ozarks roofer will actually perform these inspections for FREE! Give Above & Beyond Roofing a call today to set up an appointment.
Roof-Type Specific Signs
Depending on the type of shingles on your Lake of the Ozarks roof, you could see different signs of wear and tear.
- Tile Roof - Check for broken or cracked tiles without walking on the roof.
- Wooden Shake Shingles - Be on the lookout for wood-boring pests like termites and carpenter ants.
- Asphalt Roof - Check that the granules haven't been worn off the shingles. Also check for cracks and spots.
- Metal Roof - Look for rust, tears, punctures and loose seams.
When in doubt, give Above & Beyond Roofing a call at 573-302-0354. We'll inspect your roof for FREE! Above & Beyond Roofing has been serving the Lake area since 2004. With more than 100 years' combined experience, there's no one better to trust with your Lake of the Ozarks roof repairs!
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