4 Signs to Gauge the Strength of Your Roof

The strength of your Lake of the Ozarks roof is going to determine how it's affected by the elements of nature. Determining if it's strong enough to stand up to heavy winds or repeated abuse from rain and hail can be hard to see until something catastrophic happens. If you're roof is new, you shouldn't have any issues However, if your roof is more than 10 years old, there are a few signs you can look for that show your roof is diminishing in strength.

Signs Your Roof is Strong

1. Good Shingle Condition - While a little aging is expected, shingles that are cracked, curled, loose or missing granules can cause major issues in regards to the strength of your roof. If you are worried about the condition of your shingles, give us a call to schedule a FREE roof inspection at the Lake of the Ozarks!

2. Sunlight Leakage - When you go into your attic, can you see sunlight shining through? In addition to decreasing the strength of your roof, the visibility of sunlight can also pose a threat for water damage from leaks. Pay special attention to the areas around vent pipes, chimneys and other roof penetrations for any signs of sunlight creeping in. A well enclosed attic means your roof remains strong and is operating as it should.

3. Proper Attic Ventilation - Attic ventilation is an important aspect in keeping your roof strength up. Our recent blog on Roof Ventilation Myths can help you determine if your roof is properly ventilated. If proper air is consistently flowing through your attic, you're roof is going to stay in good condition longer. You also want to make sure the flow is well balanced, with the correct amount of intake and outtake vents based on the size of your roof.

4. Working Gutters & Downspouts - Blocked gutters and downspouts can wreak havoc on your roof. The extra weight from water and other debris that gets stuck on your roof due to gutter issues greatly diminishes the strength of the roof. For more information on the subject, check out our blog titled The Importance of Gutters.

Summer is almost over a new season is coming upon us, which means some more weather changes. Plus the weather in Missouri is always unpredictable. If you think your roof might not be strong enough to last through another winter, now is the time to schedule a Lake of the Ozarks roof repair or get it replaced all together. Contact Above & Beyond Roofing with any questions you may have about the strength of your roof!

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