Monday, January 26, 2015

Spot Signs of Roof Damage Before Replacement is Needed!

Above & Beyond Roofing recommends that you check the condition of your roof at least twice a year. You can avoid costly roof repairs with regular interior and exterior roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks. Some things are easy to check yourself, while others will require the help of a professional. Ameriprise has a great checklist that shows how to spot signs of roof damage before you need a roof replacement!

Interior Inspection 


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. 

Exterior Inspection


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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8 comments:

  1. Having a damaged roof is a pain. Roof repairs and replacement can easily burn a hole inside your pocket. However coming home to a dripping ceiling is also not a great experience.

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  2. Thanks for the tips on spotting roof damage. It would be a real bummer to have to replace your entire roof because of not noticing some small damage that could have been corrected. I will check out my roof right now and make sure I don't have any soft spots.
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  4. Wow, I didn't know that there were so much that goes into taking care of a roof! After climbing on my roof to put up my Christmas lights, I've noticed several of these warning signs that you have talked about, including cracked shingles. I'll make sure to look into replacing those before the problem gets any bigger. Is there a specific brand of shingles that you prefer, Melissa? http://www.lifetime-exteriors.net/roofing/

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  5. Wow, I didn't know that there were so much that goes into taking care of a roof! After climbing on my roof to put up my Christmas lights, I've noticed several of these warning signs that you have talked about, including cracked shingles. I'll make sure to look into replacing those before the problem gets any bigger. Is there a specific brand of shingles that you prefer, Melissa? http://www.lifetime-exteriors.net/roofing/

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  6. This is pretty cool for first-timers fixing your own roof. I hope that the roofing contractors you will hire for your new roofing project are reliable and will give you good quality service.
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