Roofing Disasters And How To Avoid Them

The roof on your home is the first line of defense against the elements of nature, such as high winds, sleet, heavy rain, and snow. Conducting a complete inspection each spring can help avoid costly problems later on. Look for these signals that indicate your roof is not properly protecting your home: A home inspection should start with checking for leaks in the attic. This can occur and be most obvious after heavy rains. You should also walk through each room of the house and inspect the walls and ceilings. Ceiling spots can be a warning sign your roof needs repairs. And peeling of interior or exterior paint or wallpaper, sometimes from excessive moisture or high humidity, can be a sign of possible poor attic ventilation. If more ventilation is needed, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to install-even if you don't need a new roof. The most common leak source on the outside of your home includes cracks in flashing around the chimney and vents, or worn-out, decayed or missing shingles. Check your gutters for debris, including particles in the gutter. If you find an excessive amount of particles, it may indicate aging shingles that should be replaced.…

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