The roofs on our homes prevent both intense sunlight and rain from hitting us, but we tend to forget that they take punishment from these two and they can get damaged through them. We usually only remember to check on them either when beams of sunlight or drips of water get through.
Every homeowner should know how to inspect a roof, at least, to conduct preventive maintenance.
Rainwater can damage a home’s roof, which makes checking the eaves, overhangs, and other parts of the roof for water to prevent further damage. Molds can hide in attics, ceilings, walls, and other parts of the roof, which makes looking into the necessary.
The most common roof types used by people are asphalt, metal, and wood which sustain damage differently from one another.
Asphalt roofing becomes brittle shingles due to intense heat which can then block gutters and cause water damage.
Metal roofs can last for 50 years but are prone to rust and corrosion which let water seep in through any resulting holes.
Damaged wooden roofing takes the form of rotten, warped, and broken shingles or stakes thanks to the weather and overtime deterioration. Should a third of the roof be damaged, replacement is necessary.
To continuously enjoy the protection afforded by the roofs, you need to know how to check for damages, at least, and All County Exteriors has an infographic for such purpose.