As springtime approaches, it is a perfect time to inspect the condition of your roof and make sure it is fully prepared to take on the weather and heat of the upcoming West Palm Beach summer months. Just as we do regular maintenance on other areas of our home, we shouldn’t neglect the health of the roof. That roof has an essential job of securing the content of the house and making sure all is safe and protected inside. What are some things to look out for, and to repair, in the springtime?
This problem occurs when the shingles are no longer laying flat due to excess moisture on the deck or the underlayment. This can sometimes occur due to increased humidity as the season progresses. The best solution is to remove the affected shingles, fix the felt underneath if damaged and replace the shingle.
A second reason for buckling shingles is an improperly vented attic. It is best to speak with a trusted local roofing contractor, such as Neal Roofing & Waterproofing, to learn the reason for your buckling shingles. Once the problem is determined, a reasonable solution can be administered.
Water spots in your home are a clear indication of leakage in your roofing system. It can be a challenge to learn where the leakage is originating from, therefore a roofing contractor may need to inspect the roofing system. Water will travel the path of least resistance, therefore it can be a challenge to find the origin of the leakage.
Much like buckling shingles, a curled shingle should not be ignored. Curling means the edges of the shingle have begun to curve upwards, and tend to give a worn appearance. The causes of curling could be normal wear and tear or excessive moisture. Again, this is a common occurrence in humid areas which West Palm Beach most certainly is! Place your trust in Neal Roofing & Waterproofing to assist with this type of repair.
Loose or Missing Shingles
Springtime storms can certainly cause the shingles of a roof to become loose or completely fly off. Take the time to have a springtime inspection done to learn if shingles are loose which will require them to be secured in place. Also, replacing a lost shingle will help to strengthen the roof in preparation for the upcoming storms.
Believe it or not, the gutter system plays a huge role in securing the integrity of your roof. Take some time and look over your gutter system. The gutter system is necessary is directing the water safely away from the home and keeping your foundation and siding mold and mildew free. If your gutters are clogged and full of debris, the water cannot flow freely, which can create buildup and excellent areas of deterioration. The fasteners can become rusted, which will create holes in the gutters. (Reasons why you need gutter guards.)
Here are some questions to ask as you inspect the gutter system.
- Is there debris collecting in the gutters? Make sure to clean them out thoroughly.
- Are the fasteners beginning to rust? This is an indication of future problems, as holes can begin to form from the rusted areas.
- Is the gutter sagging? Perhaps the fasteners have broken off, or the weight of the debris is too heavy for the gutter.
- Is the gutter pulling away from the home? A gutter can cause damage to the side of the roof if not addressed.
- When it rains, does the water drip over the edge? If so, there is a buildup in the gutter which needs to be cleaned out.
Taking the time to inspect and look for any damage to your roof during the spring can help to save money in the long run. These quick simple repairs done by Neal Roofing & Waterproofing will allow your roofing system to continue to protect your precious home and possessions. The storms are going to come, and the winds will follow. Make sure your roof is ready for what is ahead.
Contact Neal Roofing & Waterproofing today to learn how to secure your roof and home.