Each season of the year presents different challenges for your roof. Therefore, you need to ensure that you continually check your roofing and confirm its readiness to handle the rigors of the next season. Our Transformation Roofing & Home Services roofing team has extensive experience dealing with a variety of roofing issues and can help you restore your roof if you find a problem. Working with professional roofers will give you peace of mind as you enter the following season. We have prepared an outline of some of the things you need to do to keep your structure solid despite weather changes.

Clear Debris From the Roof

It is essential to clear leaves, branches, trash, bird nests, and all other unwanted items from your roof. These things usually end up in the gutters and prevent the proper drainage of the water from the roof. Pooling water can damage roof materials as well as seep through shingles, causing damage to the underlayment and your roof’s wooden decking. In addition, when debris accumulates in your gutters, they provide a nesting spot for rodents and other critters. Their nesting activities can add additional weight to the gutters, possibly leading to collapsing or sagging.

Trim Overhanging Branches

We discourage allowing tree branches to hang over your roof. The first problem is that they constantly shed leaves, leading to blockage of your gutters. Secondly, the braches may cause extensive damage to your roof when they break off due to extreme winds. Trimming tree branches also prevents damage to your roof from constant scratching and rubbing. Finally, pruning trees allows plenty of sunlight to reach your roof, which is especially important after rainstorms so that it dries quickly.

Check for Physical Damage

It is crucial to regularly inspect the roof for signs of physical damage, especially after a storm. Check for missing, broken, or cracked shingles if you have a shingle roof. For metal roofs, look for dents and gaps.

Inspect the Attic or Ceiling for Leaks

Regularly inspecting your attic is one of the best ways to check if there is an issue with your roof. You may detect obvious problems like pooling water easily. However, you should also check that your insulation is not damp to the touch and look for signs of mold. Signs of mold could include a musty smell wafting from the top of your house or tiny black spots on your insulation or the ceilings under the attic.

Inspect the Gutters

The role of gutters is to catch and direct melted snow and rainwater away from your home. It is crucial to confirm their condition, especially before the wet seasons. Ensure there are no loose joints or sagging parts, which will lead to leaks and property damage. We also recommend checking for rust and wear and tear. If you have old gutters, getting replacements is crucial to avoid them collapsing or breaking off during stormy weather.

Call for Professional Inspection and Repairs

A visual inspection of your attic and roof can be effective in identifying major roof issues. However, you should have your roof inspected by a professional roofer at least once a year. They have the experience to find minor problems that you may miss. In addition, they have the equipment to safely navigate inaccessible areas of your roof to get a close look at every inch of it. Some of the roof elements they will inspect include:

  • Flashing
  • Seals around vents and chimneys
  • Gutters
  • Condition of roofing materials

When they find an issue, our roofer will offer you solutions. Having annual inspections is a good investment because repairing small roof problems before they develop into significant leaks saves you money in the long run.

Contact the Professionals

Our team at Transformation Roofing & Home Services has been serving the residents of Marietta and the surrounding areas for years. We have qualified roofers who can inspect, repair, and maintain shingle, slate, and metal roofing. We understand the value of a solid structure and professionally attend to all your roofing needs. You can also call us to help you design and install a new roof according to your aesthetic preferences and budget.

Over the years, we have also developed a reputation as one of the top roofing companies in the area you can call for emergency roofing repairs. We assess and repair storm damage and can guide you through making an insurance claim. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert roofers.

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