Imagine if you never changed the oil in your car… how would it run?
What about your home’s AC unit – would it continue to work well in the summer if you never changed its filter?
The roof of your home is just like most systems: it requires routine maintenance to provide the best protection.
But most homeowners don’t perform regular maintenance tasks. Even worse, many don’t get seasonal roof inspections. All too often, homeowners will call us because their roof is leaking and are shocked that the damage (and repair bill!) could have been prevented.
How can costly roof leaks be avoided? It's simple: get regular roof inspections and keep an eye out for damage. Here are five tips to help you do that!
1. Look Up!
Many homeowners are unaware of damage simply because they don’t look up at their roof. If you see missing shingles, exposed nail heads or shingles popping up out of place, it usually means your roof is in trouble. As soon as you see damage warning signs, give our expert team a call. The longer you wait to fix it, the more expensive repairs will be.
2. Hit By Storms?
Strong winds and hail can do a number on your roof. Damage isn't always apparent from the ground of your home, which is why you should get a professional inspection after every severe weather event.
3. Get Your Mind In The Gutter!
Your home's gutter system helps direct water away from your home, but when they are filled with debris, the water backs up – often into your home. Making sure they are clean and in good shape is something you should check at least twice a year.
4. Get Seasonal Roof Inspections
Your roof is exposed to the elements day in and day out, and while it is designed to withstand seasonal weather changes, it's not uncommon for some things to wear out over time. Cracked skylights, plumbing vents, and flashing are just a few things that can spell trouble for your whole roof system if small problems are not addressed. Seasonal roof and home inspections prevent these small problems from turning into costly repairs!
5. What’s In Your Attic?
Your home's attic is an essential part of your roof system! Lack of ventilation and insulation often lead to condensation and mold problems. Also, bugs and other animals will often invade attics, especially during the winter months. Getting a professional roof inspection is one of the easiest ways to ensure your attic is in good shape!
Are you seeing any of these signs?
If your roof is showing any of these signs or it’s been a while since your last roof inspection, call Top Dog Roofing to come out and do a thorough inspection for you! Contact us today at 512-505-8008 or schedule a roof inspection online! Make sure to visit us on Facebook for more news, tips, and information on the best ways to care for your home (and roof!).