For a lot of people, springtime is their favorite time of the year. The weather gets nicer, days are longer and warmer, and there are more outdoor activities. But along with all the good things springtime has to offer, there are some downsides, as well – especially for your roof.
And in the Fayetteville area, this usually means rainy days, afternoon showers, thunderstorms, or a sudden rain that pops out from nowhere. So, when it comes to your home, you need to protect it from heavy weather conditions, meaning you have to keep the rain outside where it belongs.
Even one small tear on your roof could lead to a hole that keeps leaking every time it rains, and this could lead to long-term water damage.
That's why you need to make sure your roof is ready for the spring rains!
But don’t worry, it’s not so stressful if you do it right. The Roof Mentors are here with some useful advice.
Why Inspecting Your Roof Matters
The two most important parts of your home are its foundation and its roof. Your roof is what defends your house from rain, making sure it stays nice and dry. Therefore, you should never ignore a problem with your roof.
Even if there is just a small leak or if you see dampening stains on the inside of your house, it’s best to take care of it immediately because the problem won’t go away on its own – you have to take care of it.
DIY home improvement is not a bad thing, but we advise you to always call the pros when you see the need for repair work because one bad DIY repair job could potentially lead to the need for a brand-new roof.
Count Your Shingles
Okay, you don’t really need to count the exact number. However, you do have to check your roof to see if all of the shingles are in place and in good condition. This is probably the most important part of your roof. If you see a shingle or two missing, don’t ignore this issue. Have them replaced immediately.
Otherwise, there could be a domino effect. If one shingle falls off because of the rain and heavy winds, the next time it rains, another one could fall off – or even a dozen at once. Before you know it, entire sections of the roof could be gone, and you could be looking at some major repairs.
Make Sure There Are Plenty of Granules
As the years go by, your asphalt shingles will see signs of usage. If they are close to being worn out, you will most likely notice a lack of granules on them. Shingles need the texture of granules to provide your roof with adequate protection. Not just from the rain but also from hail, sun exposure, possible fires, and wind.
This shingle wear and tear is the result of normal weathering, which is something beyond your control. What you can control, on the other hand, is how serious the issue will become. In other words, you should always address it quickly.
In addition to that, when granules fall off, the problem usually spreads across groups of shingles. This is why homeowners replace them in bulk instead of doing micro repairs on one shingle at a time.
Be Responsible and Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
A strong roof means a safe house. You can actually enjoy the rainy season if your roof is ready. In order to do that, run a preliminary inspection of your roof, and if you see anything potentially damaged, forget about DIY repairs. You don’t want to risk your safety by climbing the roof and doing repairs on your own.
Instead, call the experts!
The Roof Mentors are your best choice when it comes to roofing repair Fayetteville NC. Give us a call and we will gladly help you out with advice or an on-site inspection of your roof. And if there is any work that has to be done on your roof, we will take care of it quickly and efficiently, so you can relax.