Tips To Inspecting Your Roof, before and after a storm.
Here are some general tips to make sure your roof remains in good shape.
- Be Smart. If it looks bad, it’s usually bad. don’t let things sit on your roof like water, debris, animals or leaves. Don’t miss to check out roof tips for a smarter move.
2. Trim your trees. It’s called hurricane proofing in Florida. Have a tree trimming company come by and trim your trees so there is no overhang on to your roof. As a rule of thumb, if a tree falls on your roof, you’re in trouble.
3. Clean the leaves and other debris. In addition to bothersome branches, leaves and other elements can clog your gutter system and cause water to back up into the attic, living areas or behind the fascia boards. To ensure your drainage system is free-flowing, it’s recommended that you clean your roof at least twice per year. Also, be on the lookout for sagging gutters or damaged drain components and repair or replace as needed.
4. Make Sure your roof is built to breathe. If you don’ have the right ventilation, you will start to have heat and moisture buildup. This can lead to sheathing and rotting. Use roof materials to buckle and insulate. Also, if your roof is dark, or the wrong material it can cause your house to be hotter and store hot air. This will increase your utility bill. If you have an existing problem with your roof attracting to much heat, sometimes you can install a ventilation system in your attic to disperse the existing hot air from hanging around. You don’t want to use your air conditing more than you have to. Tornado Roofing experts are here to help you with your roof repair, roof maintenance, and roof replacement needs.
5. Insulate. The best way to achieve healthy ventilation and good airflow is through proper insulation. If you want to protect a house from heat gain or loss, it’s ideal to include a layer of insulation on the attic floor. You can also use a vapor retardant under the insulation next to the ceiling. This will stop moisture from rising into the attic. You also want to make sure you have open, vented spaces that allow air to pass freely. Some people even set an industrial fan to turn on and push the air out if it starts to get stagnant.
6. Check for attic aftermath. In addition to having a well-insulated attic, it’s a good idea to check for water stains and weak shingles after a heavy storm.
- After storms, check every covering to make sure there are no leaks, including your attic.
- Perform a visual roof inspection to check for existing damage and provide a no-cost quote for repair or replacement.
- If there are a lot of flies on a flat part of your roof, it can mean that you have stagnant water. This is not good because it will rot away whatever roofing system you have.
- Just be careful if you are going to be walking on your roof yourself to check these things. Call the best roofing contractor in South Florida for that.
7. Pay attention to the color of your roof. Roofs that are exposed to shade for extended periods of time coupled with humidity can eventually become streaked with mold, algae or even fungus. And if left unchecked, will eventually deteriorate the roofing material shortening the life of the roof, which could lead to leaks and other signs of trouble.
If Tornado Roofing is hired for the job, there are a few things we would do after our initial Audit.
- We would walk the roof surface to photograph and document any areas of concern or potential future but preventable roof issues.
- We are also offering complimentary visual roof inspections on homes, buildings or facilities owned or managed.Choose only top roofing companies.
- Experienced technicians certified to work on most types of roof systems, will arrive at your site with all of the necessary resources to immediately assess the damage, provide temporary repairs, if necessary, then complete permanent repairs to quickly get your home, building or facility back in operation.
- Gutter repair services are available if required, as well as gutter replacement and cleaning.
- Never walk on your roof unless you have no other option.
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