Your roof is responsible for protecting your home from elements as well as your family from the safety risks that weather conditions present. However, no matter how durable your roofing system is and how expertly it was installed, it is not completely impervious to adverse effects of scorching heat and raging storms. This is especially true for problem areas like the ones below:
1. Flashing: Flashing is a material primarily made of sheet metal and is used to safeguard areas around skylights, vents and chimneys where rainwater or snowmelt can seep into your home. If the flashing material deteriorates or becomes loose, these fixtures on your roof will become vulnerable to moisture-related damage. Inspecting all areas with flashing can help you detect if any of it has developed cracks so you can replace it ahead of time.
2. Shingles: If the sealant attaching your shingles wears off, whether due to storms or wear and tear, it is only a matter of time before it breaks and comes off completely. Depending on the age or condition of your shingles, they may start tearing off, eventually leading to leaks. A straightforward fix to this problem is to let a certified roofer replace the curling or missing shingles with new ones. This is easier and less costly to do than repairing a damaged drywall or remediating mold contamination.
3. Gutters and downspouts: If your roof is relatively old, and you see excessive granules collecting in your gutters or downspouts, it is usually a warning that your shingles are getting weak and may need to be replaced. Granules protect your shingles from ultraviolet (UV) deterioration, and once they fall off, your shingles may begin to crack.
Getting regular inspections is a no-brainer when it comes to maintaining the pristine condition of your roof. Quality Assurance Roofing offers top-rated roof inspection and roof repair services to customers in and around Fayetteville, AR. Call (479) 239-5469, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.