02 Mar 2016
Working on your roof is best left to the professionals. However, you can still perform quick routine inspections to make sure that everything is running smoothly. With the upcoming rainy season, it is important to keep an eye on different parts of your roof to make sure that you prevent leaking and troublesome damage during this time.
When performing a routine inspection, you should use a flashlight and examine your attic for any darkened water stains. Mold is also another sign of leakage. Patches of mold thrive in moisture, so this could be another vulnerable point in your roof.
When checking the outside of the roof, you should watch out for damaged or rotting sections of fascia board. The drip edge is another very important part of the roof to check. This is a common leaking source and is very important to keep intact. A drip edge is used to keep water away from the fascia board, and moved off of the roof. It is also used to keep out insects and other unwanted critters. As stated in our previous blog, we know that gutters serve a very important purpose to reroute water off of the roof so that it does not harm it in any way. Therefore, checking gutters for small holes or cracks is vital to preventing further damage to your roof.
Always make sure you inspect your roof thoroughly before any heavy rains to ensure the safety of your family and to maintain the vitality of your roof. If you have done a routine inspection and have found any of these signs, feel free to call ONEWAY ROOFING for any questions.
-Colleen, ONEWAY ROOFING