Autumn is the perfect time to check your asphalt shingles for maintenance. It’s better to find any roofing issues now before they become large costly problems requiring significant repair over the cold months.
For most of us, our roof is something we don’t think about until we find a leak or something. However, the lifespan and durability of your roof is dependent on consistent inspection, repair and maintenance.
Roofing Upkeep For Fall: 3 Steps to Checking Asphalt Shingles
Step 1: EVALUATE your outside shingles
Begin by inspecting what you can see from the ground. Look for any problem spots.
- Shingles that show an excessive loss of granules
- Discoloration of the roof surface
- Any curling on the edges of the shingles
- Spots showing a lot of buckling, sagging or uneven surfaces
- Cracked, displaced, or missing shingles
- Nails sticking out of the surface of any shingles
- Debris piling up in any areas of your roof
If you can, get a ladder and climb up on your roof to check for these things as well. Sometimes the elevation and layout of a roof can make ground inspection more difficult. Also, not all problems with your roof may be obvious. So whether you have any specific concerns or just need to know how structurally sound your roof is, it would be quite worth it to give your Evanston, Downers Grove and Naperville Roof Repair experts here at Apex a call for a thorough inspection.
Step 2: INSPECT your ceilings, attic and roof decking
Next, you want to go inside your house and check for signs of moisture or leaks on your walls or ceilings. Make sure you attic has proper ventilation. See if you can find any evidence of moisture in your attic.
Some red flags would be:
- Condensation on your ceiling
- Moldy smells in your attic
- Soggy or wet insulation
- Rusting around the vents
All of these signs can shorten the lifespan of your roof shingles.
Step 3: CALL the experts if you do see potential problems
If you do find possible issues, further evaluation would be best performed by a professional roofing contractor, like your Chicagoland Apex Ext.
You will receive top notch experience and know-how from a one-stop roofing repair company. Whether it’s a simple repair or significant damage that requires a new roof, we can tell you what would be best for your home. You will get the professional service you need to have roof that lasts for years and years.
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