A new metal roof that is reliable and strong is essential in making your family and possessions feel safe in your home. However, normal wear and tear on the roof is often overlooked until there is leakage or some other obvious sign of damage. It is important to identify issues with your roof as soon as they arise to mitigate the potential damages.
- Conduct a brief attic inspection once a year to identify areas with possible water staining and mold. If you notice a water stain, it means that there is a leakage in your roof that may have been caused by a loose flashing or a poorly installed underlayment.
- In the winter, ice damming is a sign of improper ventilation. Anice damis a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. Common signs of ice damming include icicles forming on the edge, ice build-up in the gutter, and ice on the siding and around the window frame The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
- There are several obvious warning signs you get from your shingles including cracks, curls and loose or missing shingles. All of these signs indicate that the shingles have reached their lifespan and must be repaired or replaced. Please note that the Southern exposure side of the roof is more prone to damaged shingles. At this stage, shingles also start to lose their protective coat of granules and you may notice a large number of granules at the base of your gutter, especially after rainfall.
- Roof issues can affect proper ventilation and air circulation in your home, allowing hot air to get trapped. In turn, this causes your air conditioning to run for a longer period of time at a cooler temperature during the hot weather season. Likewise, cold air gets trapped in the winter, increasing your heating bills.
To avoid any potential dangers associated with a defective roof, we recommend that you conduct brief inspections at least once a year. Or better yet, get a professional at Camero™ to help you choose a reliable, high quality, permanent metal roof!