With the risk of severe weather seeming to increase year after year, it may be prudent to take the time to check the condition of your roof before an emergency arises.
As a homeowner, you want to know that your roof can withstand fierce wind storms and heavy bouts of precipitation. However, it’s also important to know that even a small, unnoticed flaw can cause major problems over time. A single breach in your roof’s water shedding and sealing properties could develop into a problem that costs more than the price of replacing a few shingles.
Once a roof is compromised, either by a lifted tile or a cracked seal, water can continually seep in unnoticed for weeks, months or even years, ruining insulation, rotting structural wood, or damaging an interior ceiling. So beyond the overall condition of your roof, watch out for curling or lifting tiles, and cracked seals around vents and pipes.