Catch Roof Damage Early and Avoid a Full Roof Replacement!

Our roofing company at the Lake of the Ozarks recommends that you check the condition of your roof at least twice a year. When you check the condition of your roof often, you can prolong the life of your roof. If problems are caught early on, you may just need to make a few simple repairs versus having to completely replace your roof a the Lake of the Ozarks. Today, Above & Beyond Roofing has a checklist for what to look for during a roof inspection.


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.

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.


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.
It's important to check the condition of your roof often and a thorough job is best if you want your roof to last for years to come. If this inspection list sounds like a daunting task, call Above & Beyond Roofing! We will come and complete a full roof inspection at the Lake of Ozarks and for FREE! That's right, it won't cost you anything for us to come and inspect your roof! Prolong the life of your roof and give us a call to schedule your Free, No Obligation, Roof Inspection!


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