Installing a high-quality roof for your building seems to be one-time thing, right? For some building owners, however, this is only the beginning. As one of the roof repair experts in VA, Chase Roofing LLC would like to explain why you also need to think about these two words after installation: repair and maintenance.
Knowing the basics of these two will save you from a great deal of hassle and expensive replacement.
Knowing When It is Time For a Roof Check
The first thing to ask yourself is how old your roof is. The durability of your roof depends on its type. Asphalt shingle roofs last between 20-25 years on the average while metal ones last up to 40-60 years. If your roof is somewhere in between, it’s the best time to do some checking.
Identification of roof problems is the next step when it comes to repair and maintenance. Anyone with a good eye and attention to detail can easily perform this step. A sign to look for is water stains on your ceiling, which indicates leaks. You may also look for bubbles that may indicate trapped moisture and surface cracks that are not supposed to be there. Peeling paint is also a red flag. They sound negligible at first, but these signs, when added together, contribute to the deterioration of your roofing system.
Inspection of Other Areas
After checking inside your home, it is now time to look closer into other areas of your roofing system. Some building owners can do this, but you can always contact an experienced contractor, such as Chase Roofing LLC for a comprehensive inspection. Start your inspection in the gutters, scuppers, and drains. Remove the debris to ensure that you see all the areas. The water should leave the roof the way it was supposed to. Check the seals to see if the water goes to the drain.
The next areas to inspect are the flashings, roof edges, terminations, and expansion and control joints. As a trusted roofing contractor, we are aware that problems are likely to be found in these areas. There should not be any cracks or splits. Professional inspectors will also look for split or worn shingles, granules from shingles collecting in gutters, mold growth, discoloration of panels, and blocked roof vents.
Recommendations for Repair
Once these areas have been thoroughly checked, we can now make professional recommendations for roof repair. We can also assist in insurance claims if your roof has been damaged by storms. Inspection and repair services of Chase Roofing LLC are available at Hampton VA, Newport News VA, and surrounding areas. For inspection schedule and repair quotes, you may call us at (757) 872-0700.