Performing an annual visual inspection on your roof is one of the best ways to catch potential problems early on, and the fall is probably the best time to do it. When performing an inspection yourself, however, it’s best not to climb up on your roof – leave that part to experienced Edmonton roofers. The Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. suggest that you either look from the ground using a pair of binoculars or using a ladder to inspect your roof at eye level. Here are some common issues that you should be looking out for.
– Damaged shingles
When Edmonton roofing companies examine your roof they pay special attention to the shingles and so should you. Shingles that are cracked, curling, or otherwise damaged indicate that your roof has seen a lot of wear and tear. If shingles are missing altogether, then it’s likely that your roof is getting on in age and won’t be able to stand up to too much more inclement weather.
– Excessive granulation
If you have asphalt shingles, then another sign that your shingles have seen better days and need to be repaired or replaced is the presence of loose granules in your gutters and at the end of your downspouts. The granules will look like pebbles the colour of your shingles.
– Damage around exterior protrusions
Make sure you also take a look for damage, rust, rot, or missing components on all of your roof’s exterior protrusions. This includes structures such as vents, chimneys, drip edges, skylights, and fascia. Check if the flashing and caulk around your roof’s exterior protrusions are showing signs of cracking and deterioration as well, as this can easily lead to leaks.
– Moss growth
Roofing contractors in Edmonton and Sherwood Park know that a roof is in trouble if it is harbouring a lot of moss growth. The growth of moss indicates that your roof is a moist environment. Moss can cause the deterioration of your roofing system, allowing water to penetrate into its deeper layers.
– Standing water
If you have a flat roof, then you’ll want to be on the lookout for standing water. Spots of standing water indicate that your roof is not draining properly and that a roof leak might not be too far behind.
Are You in Need of Roof Repair in Edmonton?
If your inspection reveals that your roof is in need of repairs, then it’s time to call A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. One of the most reliable and experienced roofing companies in Edmonton, A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. can provide you with all of the roof maintenance and repairs necessary to prepare your roof for the coming winter. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate on our Edmonton roof repair services as well.
Don’t wait to get necessary repairs on your roof. If you have any more questions, then just contact the Edmonton roofers at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.