Detect Roof Damage Before It's Too Late

Having a functioning roof over your head is something most people tend to take for granted and seldom think about. Maybe it’s because of its position atop the home where it can’t easily be seen in detail that problems often go unnoticed until it is too late. As a homeowner, it is in your best interest to occasionally inspect the condition of your roof to prevent minor issues from becoming major ones, but how do you go about this and what do you look for? The first step is to get a ladder, climb up and examine your gutters. If you see granules – tiny particles like sand – in your gutters, these have eroded off your shingles. This indicates your shingles have a lot of wear. Now look at the roof itself. If you notice any missing shingles, this indicates your shingles are weak. Even in high winds, shingles that are well secured should stay in place. Other indications that your shingles may be in need of replacement are visible cracks or edges that curl up. It is also true that most shingles will fade over time, so you may want to replace them simply for aesthetic reasons. Your home is your castle, after all, and you want it looking nice. Of course the worst and most obvious sign your roof needs to be replaced is discovering a leak. By following these guidelines and knowing what to look for, you may be able to avoid such dilemmas. In the event you notice any of the issues mentioned with your shingles, contact a qualified roofing contractor for an inspection as soon as possible. At Byers Construction, we’ve specialized in roofing repair and replacement for over 20 years. Give us a call. We can help you catch the minor problems BEFORE they cause you major headaches.
Byers Construction, Inc., Roofing Contractors, New Haven, IN