A roofing inspection is one of those preventative maintenance measures that is simple to overlook. Don’t do it. Add a reminder to your calendar once a year to go outside on a warm afternoon and inspect your roof for any signs of roof damage. If heights aren’t your thing, you can conduct your inspection from the ground with a pair of binoculars, or you have the option of calling a professional roofing company to do it for you.
There’s no need for you to climb up on your roof just yet. In fact the less you walk around up there, the safer it will be for you and your roof.
As you begin to work your way around your home, here is are the early signs of a failing roof you need to be on the lookout for:
- Rust spots or cracked caulking on the flashing
- Shingles that are blistering, buckling, or curling
- Broken or missing shingles
- Worn or cracked rubber boots around your vent pipes
- Damaged or missing chimney cap
- Masses of lichen or moss (This is a sign that the roof is decaying from the inside out. Black algae stains are simply cosmetic.)
Should you happen to find piles of the colored grit that comes from your roof’s asphalt tiles in your home’s gutters, this is a guaranteed sign that you definitely need roof repair. These small granules are responsible for protecting your roof from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It could also be a sign that your roof is nearing the end of its natural life cycle.
If you spot any of these early signs of a failing roof, it is time to call a professional roofing company. It is time to call Universal Roofing. Universal Roofing is the most trusted construction and roofing company in Omaha, and it is our singular goal to exceed all of your expectations on each job we do for you. Contact us today!