COmplWith the wet weather we’ve had this week and a the weathermen using terms like “organized” and “rotation,” the reality is that hurricane season is upon us. Although the storm prediction centers are only calling for an “average”’ season, that does mean that 13 names storms are expected so likely we’ll get something that brings heavy winds and rain. You want to make sure your home, especially your roof, are ready for wind and rain. If you haven’t had a roofing inspection since last year, you should call your Orlando roofer and schedule an appointment.
Roofing Inspections Look at More than Just Your Shingles
If you don’t think you have any roofing issues, you may wonder why you should get a roofing inspection. Your Orlando roofer will do preventative maintenance and check for leaks that hasn’t presented visible damage. Preventative maintenance and early repair cost much less than big repairs after the leak is visible. Here are some things your Orlando roofer will look at in a roofing inspection:
- Check Your Shingles – although your shingles may look fine from the ground, a roofer will look at their alignment and check if any that are misaligned are loose. They will also look at the state of the shingle including curling or bubbling, missing granules, and other signs of deterioration.
- Inspect the Flashing – your flashing keeps water out of your home. If your flashing is failing or no longer properly secured, it can’t do it’s job and you’ll end up with a roof leak even if your shingles are in top condition.
- Look Inside – a good roofing inspection includes checking inside the attic for visible signs of leaks and hurricane straps. Your roof is in danger of flying off in a hurricane if your straps aren’t well affixed.
- Look at Gutters – clean and well affixed gutters can move the heavy rains off your roof and away from your foundation. If yours aren’t able to do their job, your Orlando roofer can recommend repair, replacement, or a good cleaning.
After the Inspection
Your roofer will present their findings and offer any roof repair services necessary. Completing the repair as soon as possible will help prevent further damage to your home or roofing system. Russ Noyes Roofing offers their Overhead Care Club which includes a 17 point inspection, gutter cleaning, and discounted repair services. If you need a roofing inspection or want to learn more about the many benefits of the Overhead Care Club, call Russ Noyes Roofing 407-388-7700.