Waiting too long to get your roof repaired or replaced can lead to a lot of other problems that can be incredibly time-consuming and expensive to put right. No homeowner likes to discover that their roof needs any work, but keeping an eye out for the signs of damage and taking care of them promptly, can ensure that need minimal roofing repairs and save some stress, time, and money in the long run.
Most people don’t pay much attention to what their roof looks like, but taking a little time to carry out a visual inspection a couple of times a year, or when you think there might be a problem, can help you catch small issues before they turn into disasters. If you’re not sure how to get onto your roof safely, we can help you get safe access with our scaffolding.
Look at your roof’s shingles. If you can see any that are missing, cracked, have curling corners or edges, or that look dented these are all signs that some roofing repairs will be needed soon. If you can see only a few minor issues, don’t panic. These can usually be repaired fairly quickly and cheaply. A bigger problem, however, might tell you that it’s time for a new roof.
Sagging Roof Deck
Your roof might have different degrees of pitch, but it should look pretty straight along the lines. If you spot any areas that look as though they are sagging or have become warped, this is a sign of a bigger problem that needs to be looked at as soon as you can.
If you notice things like sludge, granules, or bits of shingles in your gutters when you clean them, this tells you that your roof is probably deteriorating. Some roofs will break down as they age, and rain will carry debris into the gutters where it collects. Keep your gutters clear to protect your roof, and call us if you spot these signs while you’re up there.
Algae Growth and Wet Spots
Keep an eye on the colour of your roof. If you notice any dark spots or streaks, or signs of algae growing, these could tell you that you have moisture, and roofing repairs are needed.
Don’t just check your roof from the outside. Hidden problems can be more visible inside. Look out for problems and arrange roofing repairs if you spot any.
Signs Of Moisture
If you have water leaking, you might not notice it straight away. Thanks to insulation in your ceilings, you might not notice until a leak has already done some real damage. Look in your attic and along your crawl spaces on a regular basis to check for signs of moisture, like water staining, mildew, mould, or pooling water.
CC Scaffolding provide a one-stop solution for roofing repairs. We can do provide the scaffolding and the repair work, so you only need to deal with one company, and know you’re getting good, reliable service. Call today to discuss your needs and get a free quote.