Signs That Your Building Needs Roofing

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

Signs That Your Building Needs Roofing

3 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

No matter what kind of building it is, you want to make sure that it always has a good quality roof on it. To help you with this, you will need to know the signs that indicate that your roof needs to be repaired. To make this easy for yourself, you will want to take a little time to review the following signs of trouble.

You Can See Daylight

The best way to determine whether there are any holes in your roof that is allowing light in is to go into the attic or crawl space and take a look on a bright sunny day. Once you are up there, you will want to turn off the attic light. This is the best way to spot any daylight that could be possibly shining through the roof.

You Spot A Shingle On The Ground

The moment you notice that you are starting to lose shingles is the moment you need to call in a roofing contractor. Even one missing shingle means that your roof is in trouble because that is still a spot that is exposed to the elements. Without all of the roofing shingles in place, the only thing that is protecting the wood of your roof from water damage is a thin layer of roofing paper, which can be easily torn apart from harsh weather. Another thing to consider is that when one shingle falls out of place, it is only a matter of time before more shingles follow suit.

You See Bent Flashing

The flashing is the shiny metal pieces that go around the base of the chimney and vents in order to keep the water from getting in behind the shingles, as there is a little gap where the edge of the shingles meet the side of the chimney and vents. If the flashing is bent or missing, you could end up with a lot of water damage, which can be extremely costly. If it is just slightly bent, then a commercial roofing contractor might be able to bang it back into place with a rubber hammer. However, if the bend is severe, then the flashing might need to be completely replaced.

With those few signs in mind, you should have a much easier time deciding whether your roof is in need of repairs. All you will have to do is make sure that you are hiring the best possible roofing contractor for the job.