Many homeowners don’t put much thought into their roof until something goes wrong. A roof has no moving parts, no power needs, and is not easily inspected on a regular basis by the owner.
But even the best roofs can wear out. Under the constant barrage of wind, rain, heat and cold, the materials and integrity of their protection eventually breaks down. So what signs of wear should homeowners look for to avoid problems?
According to Noble Pride Roofing Company Inc. the roof of every house should be inspected every year, and possibly twice if you are subject to harsh weather conditions. Here is what to look for:
- cracked, warped or missing shingles
- loose seams and deteriorated flashings
- excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts.
- pooling water or signs of mold, as well as any other signs of problems
Not all indicators of roofing problems come from the outside. Keep an eye out for problems inside as well. Inside the home, look for:
- cracked paint
- discolored plasterboard
- peeling wallpaper
- bowed or warped drywall
Once you have identified a problem, Noble Pride Roofing can help evaluate the extent of the necessary repair. A new roof will last 20 years or more, depending on the materials used. Noble Pride Roofing offers warranties of 10-20 years or longer from the manufacturer and 10-20 year warranties on labor and materials.
Long-term confidence in a roof is possible for homeowners, as long as they inspect the roof consistently and call companies like Noble Pride Roofing to fix problems promptly.