Yearly roofing inspections complement scheduled roofing maintenance done every three years or so. Regular inspections let you keep an eye on your roof’s condition and prevent bigger roofing problems. Innovative Roofing and Siding, Inc. discusses some of the roofing problems that inspections can prevent.
All it takes for rainwater to get into your home is a small hole in the roof. It could be caused by a loose shingle, or flashing that’s knocked out of place. These issues may be small, but they could get worse with continuous exposure to the elements. Unlike, say, a broken window or a leaking pipe, these problems are not noticeable unless you regularly perform inspections. Finding small roofing problems before they get worse will cost you less time, money and effort to fix them in the long run.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew can be very difficult to get rid of, and can cause extensive damage if not removed as soon as possible. A consequence of unaddressed roofing leaks is that the water can get into areas where it isn’t easily noticeable, such as basement or attic corners. These spaces are perfect environments for mold and mildew to grow. Regular inspections by a capable roofing contractor can help locate these spots before mold and mildew can grow on them.
Contrary to what many people think, ice dams are not caused by clogged gutters, at least not entirely. Ice dams are formed mostly because of poor attic insulation. Once the roofing surface temperature rises above freezing, the ice will melt and flow down to the edge of the roof, where it collects and refreezes, which later forms into ice dams. A thorough roofing inspection includes the attic, not just the outer roofing. Finding these problems, along with regular gutter cleaning, can help minimize the chances of your roof forming ice dams in the winter.
Have you been Googling a “roofer near me?” You’ve come to the right place. Call Innovative Roofing and Siding, Inc. today at (865) 444-6070. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no -obligation quote. We serve Knoxville and surrounding areas.