With winter’s freezing temperatures gone, spring is the perfect time to perform a top-to-bottom home inspection. It’s important to take steps to improve your home’s protection, including calling for roof inspections and repair if needed. These will help you address problems in their infancy, sparing you from major damage and costly expenses later on. Moss Roofing, a leading roofing company, discusses the areas you should focus on:
As the topmost layer of your roofing system, your shingles receive the most amount of weather-related damage. Are any of your shingles curling or buckling? This could be a sign of poor attic ventilation. Once heat and moisture get trapped in your attic, they can rise to the underside of your roof. This can damage the rafters, insulation and eventually, the shingles. We also recommend checking for missing shingles, without them, it will leave your underlayment exposed to the elements.
Your gutters play an important role in your roofing system by directing water into your drainage. Keeping it clog-free is important, as water might overflow and seep in through your roof, leading to extensive water damage. In addition, note excessive colored grit when cleaning your gutters. These granules protect your roofing shingles from harmful UV rays. If you see them in your gutters, it means they have already worn off due to excessive sun exposure which can indicate that your roof might already be nearing the end of its service life. Turn to a professional roofer like Moss Roofing for the proper gutter solutions.
Soffit refers to the exposed area beneath the overhanging section of your eaves. It has small holes to drive heat and moisture away from your home. During an inspection, we recommend looking for cracks and rotting, as these issues provide entry for water or insects.
If you detect any issues during the inspection, turn to a residential roofing expert, Moss Roofing for prompt repairs. With years of experience, we have what it takes to keep your roof in great shape. Call us today at (317) 207-4778 to learn more about our services. We serve Noblesville, Indianapolis, and nearby communities.