Inspect Your Roof After Every Wind Or Rain Storm

The next time the wind blows or the rains come down harder than usual, you should get out and inspect your roof. You may not know it but your roof could be damaged and if you plan on selling your house to move into one of the brand new Southpointe homes for sale then you might want to get that fixed before attempting to sell your house for top dollar. The first thing you should do is walk around your yard and look for shingles. If the wind has blown shingles off your roof, you will see those shingles, or part of those shingles in your yard. That will be the first sign that you have damage that will need to be taken care of before the next storm.

Once you know that you have missing or damaged shingles on your roof, you should make sure that you have shingles and roofing nails. Climb up on your roof and assess the damage. Count the number of missing or damaged shingles and determine how much of your roof has been damaged. Small areas can usually be repaired easily and you might not need to contact a roofing company.

To repair a few missing shingles, you will clean the area of dirt and debris. Lift up the edge of the shingle and apply a layer of roofing cement. Place the new shingle down on top of the cement, press firmly and then place a few roofing nails to ensure that the shingles are securely attached to the roof. For larger portions of missing or damaged shingles, you should contact a roofing company.

If your roof is older than 15 years old, you may want to consider having a new roof installed on your home, especially if you see signs of significant wear and tear while you are inspecting your roof. Some of those signs will include loose shingles, granules in your gutters or on the ground after rain storms, or mold growth. If you are unsure about whether you need a new roof or not, you should contact roofers in your area. They will be able to provide you with a professional inspection.

You depend on your roof to protect your home from sun, wind or rain damage. Proper repairs and maintenance can help your roof last years longer.

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