The precipitation, low temperatures of winter, and the weather fluctuations of late winter and spring can put stress on your roof, particularly if it’s an older roof. Spring is here and it is a hot one this year! May is typically one of the wettest months of the year here in Austin, though that doesn’t seem to be the case this year. With a break from the rain, now is a great time to contact your local roofing contractor, like J-Conn Roofing, to inspect your roof for signs of damage or needed maintenance to prepare it for the harsh Texas summer to come.
Have your gutters cleaned and ensure proper drainage. Make sure that you check your gutters periodically to ensure they remain clean. Rain water can back up to roof level in gutters that are filled with debris or have blocked downspouts, seeping into your house and causing water damage.
You can look for signs of shingle damage or degradation from the ground. Shingles may be loose, missing, or broken. Granule loss reduces the effectiveness of your shingles and shortens the useful life of the shingles. You may also have shingles that are animal damaged, tree damaged, or storm damaged. Damaged shingles compromise the integrity of your roof and may allow water to enter; they also increase the likelihood of adjoining shingles becoming compromised or damaged. Look for interior signs of water damage. Water leaks or stains on the ceiling or along walls are signs that your roof is leaking.
Don’t put off repairing your roof as this can lead to additional damage. Call your local roofer, J-Conn Roofing, now for a free inspection and estimate. http://j-connroofing.com