As roofs are exposed to the elements 24/7, they will eventually wear out – even well-built ones. With weak spots, rain, wind, and moisture can cause serious damage that you may not notice until someone performs a roof inspection.
Checking your roof before the hurricane season arrives is an effective preventive measure that can save you a lot of headaches but since we’re in the middle of the season now, it’s not too late to have a roof inspection performed. Here are common roofing problems you may find when inspecting your roof:
A high quality roof can withstand the elements, however, the heavy wind and rain storms and occasional hail can take their toll over time. When the shingles become loose, wind can slip through and completely push them off. Furthermore, water and moisture can get in. When undetected, it can lead to mold formation and result in problems with your ventilation.
Leaks form due to different reasons. For instance, if you don’t seal the joints between the chimney and roof properly, then it’s at risk of leaking. Cracked and broken shingles can also lead to leaks. If you see water stains on your ceiling, then your roof has been leaking for some time. Remember, a ceiling spot isn’t a first sign of a problem. It often means that the issue has already gotten worse. Depending on how big the water stain is, you may have to consider home remodeling in Clearwater FL to replace the ceiling and your roofing materials.
Soffit & Fascia Damage
The soffit and fascia are also at risk of water damage. The fascia is the board along the roofline or behind the gutter, while the soffit is the board attached at the base of your roof’s overhang. If the drip edge is damaged or missing, the fascia may rot, as water will be directed to it instead of into the gutters. Over time, the soffit may deteriorate, too. A compromised soffit makes it easier for animals such as raccoons, squirrels, and birds to gain access on weak areas, where they can build a nest.
When inspecting your roof, check for damp spots, as they often signal rotten wood.
Preparing for the hurricane season isn’t difficult. With the help of our experts in roof installation in Clearwater FL, you’ll find the first signs of roofing problems before they lead to grave consequences.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions offers commercial and residential roofing services, including inspection, repair, and maintenance. Contact us to learn the best way to protect your roof from extreme weather conditions.
Are you ready to inspect your roof? Check out part 1 of our 2-part blog series for our roof inspection checklist, here: https://www.suncoastroofingsolutions.com/preparing-bad-weather-part-1-roof-inspection-checklist/