31 May Roof Maintenance & Inspections
Roof Maintenance and Periodic Inspections are Important Year-Round
As professional roofing contractors, we see all kinds of problems. Most of them can be avoided and are often amplified because of neglect or unawareness. Just as with personal health, it is better to diagnose a problem with a roof through check-ups and preventative maintenance before it becomes serious.
How do you inspect and maintain a roof? The first step is to visually check it, especially after a heavy storm or high winds. The good news is that you don’t have to climb a ladder to get a good look at your roof. Instead, all you need is a pair of binoculars to look for any potential problems. Here’s what you should look for when inspecting your roof yourself:
- Missing shingles
- Curling shingles
- Cracked shingles
- Peeling flashing
- Missing granules
Next, look for leaks in your attic & ceilings. Another indication that your roof needs maintenance is the appearance of water stains inside your house. You should be checking your ceilings and attic just as regularly as your roof itself for water damage to head off any serious issues. The most common warning signs of a leak are:
- Musty odors in certain rooms.
- Water stains on your ceiling.
- Spots on your exterior walls.
- Bulging patches on your interior walls.
If you notice any of these signs, your next step is to locate the leak by calling Garabar immediately at (561) 290-2212. There may be a hole in your roof, and we can quickly and safely make the necessary repairs for you.
Winter Roof Maintenance
Roof maintenance during the Winter in Florida is equally important because it means less rain. That, in turn, means that roof work can progress more quickly. Especially when it comes to large projects that span several days or even weeks, having less rain to deal with eliminates many of the delays and complications we run into in the summer.
Obviously, less rain means a lower chance of interior water damage. Unfortunately, we find problems in our roofing system too often after a breach and rain pours in. Oftentimes these leaks go undetected for weeks or months. In most cases, the interior damage caused by a leak can far exceed the cost of the repair itself.
No matter what the season, a strong downpour can cause significant damage to a roof weakened by our summer weather. Now is as good a time as any to inspect and maintain your roof. Give Garabar a call for a free quote at (561) 290-2212 to have a look at your roof and allow us to suggest ways to strengthen it for the season.