Whether you already own a house or you’re buying a home for sale in Lake City, you’re going to need to know about roof maintenance – how to do it, what to look for, and when to call in the pros.
3 Things Homeowners Need to Know About Roofing
First things first: Never go up on the roof without taking safety precautions, and never go up there when it’s windy. Stay several feet from the edge while you’re on the roof, and if you’re ever in doubt about your safety or the roof’s integrity, call in the professionals. Most roofing companies are more than happy to give you a free roof inspection if you’re experiencing problems (and run-of-the-mill inspections are fairly affordable).
- Look for missing, damaged or curling shingles
- Check for fungus or algae growth
- Inspect metal areas for rust
Over time, your roof degrades. A key sign that it’s time for repairs or replacement is when you notice that some or all of your shingles are visibly damaged, have curling edges or are missing.
Fungus and Algae
Fungus and algae are pretty normal on roofs, especially in shady spots. But it can be a sign that there’s too much moisture on the roof, which could be seeping below to damage its structure.
Metal and Rust
Rusty metal fasteners or other components can be a sign that the roof is wearing down. It’s a good idea to call in a professional for an evaluation if you see anything rusty up there.
What to Watch For
If you’re walking around on the roof and you step in an area that feels “spongy,” get down and call in a professional. Your roof’s integrity could be compromised.
If you see any signs of leaking inside, take action immediately – roofs don’t repair themselves.
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