Roof Inspection Warning Signs
Roof problems are some of the most damaging, stressful and costly-to-fix issues that homeowners face. Avoiding roof leaks, wind and sun damage, and other roof headaches through professional roof inspection is the best tactic to prevent structural damage to your house–and to your wallet. Learn what roof damage clues to watch for and how to avoid property damage.
Are You Overdue for a Roof Inspection?
This crucial, preventative home maintenance step, scheduled annually, helps protect you from sudden, expensive, (and sometimes dangerous), roof damage disasters.
Watch for these telltale warnings of roof leaks, surface roof damage, or even roof collapse about to happen:
- Moldy smells or insect infestations in the attic: You may have a roof leak, which your roof inspector can pinpoint quickly.
- Roof moss: Moss growth can be a sign of roof decay, while algae is typically nothing to worry about (although it can be unsightly).
- Rusty roof flashing or cracked vent pipe boots: These issues can compromise your roof, allowing destructive moisture inside. You could end up with rotted joists and/or unhealthy mold growth.
- Blistering or curled roofing material: Changes in roof tile shape and texture can be a small fix, or a big problem. Let your roof inspector help you with expert advice.
- Missing or broken roof shingles: This can be an easy fix, but your inspector should look for underlying damage first.
- Roof grit (from asphalt roofing) in the gutters: That sandy substance provides important protection against UV damage to shingles. When it wears away, it leaves your roof exposed.
- Old roof: Keep ahead of roof repairs–and avoid early roof replacement–with yearly professional roof inspections.
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Where to Get an Expert Roof Inspection in ______
A professional roof inspector can help catch roof damage early and locate minor roof repair issues. An ideal time for your annual roof inspection is late summer or fall, before rough weather sets in. You’ll also want an inspection if you notice any of the roof warning signs above, or even for peace of mind after a major storm has passed. Get your roof inspected annually to extend its life and get the most out of your investment. With regular roof inspection, roof problems can be fixed before causing expensive damage or creating a hazardous living situation for your family!
If you’re overdue for your annual roof inspection, or you’ve noticed possible roof damage you want checked out — schedule your professional roof inspection today.
Energy Efficient Soffit and Fascia
What do new or clean soffit vents and fascia have to do with energy efficiency? After all, don’t soffits allow air to flow freely into a home’s attic? In the wintertime isn’t this counterproductive?
The answer is no, and it may surprise some as to why: keeping an attic cold is important, because when the attic’s cold, there’s less of a chance of an ice jam, and this constant circulation of air in from the soffit, in combination with the use of proper insulation, keeps these areas of the home well-vented, and circulating properly.
Heat trapped in the attic can cause a moisture buildup, or a warm pad on the underside of the roof where snow melts and refreezes, causing an ice dam. Also, in the summer, this free exchange of cold air allows the heat trapped within the house to vent out.
So soffit and fascia play a crucial part in the energy efficiency of any home, and also help keep the home from being damaged by mother nature. It’s a tie-in between the roof and the siding. Then why is it that soffits are so often overlooked as a vital component on a home?
Lynnrich Siding carries soffit and gutters which are entirely seamless, integrating into the design of the home. Older gutter systems rely on a spike and ferrule method to hang in place, and often this has in invasive look on a modern home’s design.
Lynnrich’s gutters are manufactured on site, meaning that they are built as custom as is possible. Also, the spike and ferrule method of hanging rain gutters, often leaves gutters looking sagged after a few years of use, but a seamless rain gutter is hung on the home with a much greater support, which virtually all but eliminates sagging.
This makes a soffit, fascia, & gutter system from Lynnrich all but maintenance free! Also, Lynrrich carries a full color assortment for both soffit and fascia and rain gutters to match any home’s exterior. If you have never noticed the sleek designs of our soffit-fascia-gutter systems, take a look at the photo gallery on our site for ideas.
Contact us today for all of your soffit, fascia & gutter needs.