Recognizing Roofing Problems Before They Get Worse
- Tuesday, 29 October 2019 12:00
Minor roofing issues have a way of turning into major problems very quickly, so recognizing roof faults when they are still small and easy to fix is essential for keeping repair costs low and for prolonging roof life. Here are some tips how you can recognize any roofing problem in time:
- Check the source of any leak right after you notice it – water can seep through the tiniest of cracks or holes in the roof and it also enlarges the orifice very quickly. When you notice the smallest sign of excess moisture in your rooms, go up to the attic and check whether there are signs of dampness or droplets of water there, then trace the moisture all the way to its source and fix the leak as quickly as you can;
- The condition of the flashing – the stripes of material installed in sensitive roof areas, such as the valleys where two roof slopes meet or around roof openings needs to be checked regularly even when they cause no visible problems yet;
- The gutters – if you notice any water pouring outside your gutters, it is a sure sign that your gutters are clogged and cannot direct water away from your walls and from your roof the way they should. Wait until the rain stops, then climb up to inspect or call one of the Bentonville roofing companies to clean the pipes before your building suffers water damage.