Roofing Issues in North Texas
Experts recommend that you go into your attic or crawlspace at least once a year inspecting after a rainstorm to check for leaks and water damage. Special attention should be paid to areas where you have flashing (the metal or plastic weather stripping that will be around chimneys, pipes, vents, roof planes and eves) because this is typically the most likely area to develop leaks. It is also recommended that you visit the surface of your roof yearly inspecting – during good weather – to look for any loose, missing, eroded, warped or otherwise damaged shingles and inspecting to check the overall condition of your roof.
You should also inspect, cleaning rain gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris regularly, preferably in the fall once the trees are bare. While doing this, inspecting for mineral deposits which could indicate the erosion of asphalt shingles.
Many people would prefer not to inspect their roofs themselves. Roofs can be pitched at very steep angles and pose quite a challenge to those leery of heights. Inspecting the roof from an attic or crawlspace full of spiders and other creepy inhabitants may not be too attractive either. Another issue is most people are unsure of what to inspect for. Leaks can be hard to track – water travels downward and the damage can be far from the actual leak. Because of this, hiring an expert to home inspector for the roof is something you should consider.
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