Not too long ago we discussed the differences between having your roof inspected by a certified inspector and by a roofer. We concluded that, while both are very good options for getting a professional recommendation as to whether your roof needs to be replaced or not, asking a few Calgary roofers for a free inspection may be the most affordable way to make an informed decision. But what are some signs that you can look for yourself before having an annual inspection?
There are Pebbles in your Eaves Trough.
One of the first signs that your roof needs attention and is starting to age is finding lots of granules (tiny pebbles that have come loose from your shingles) in your eaves trough. While finding these granules doesn’t mean you’ll have to replace your roof, it’s always a good idea to get it inspected and consult a professional just in case. Since you eaves troughs should be cleared semi-annually this is one of the best ways for you to detect problems on your own.
You’re Losing your Shingles.
Whether it’s after a strong gale or a light breeze, if you’re finding whole or pieces of shingles on the ground, it’s probably getting to be time that you consult a professional. Another clear clue is if you see your shingles curling up to expose your roof. As a general rule of thumb, if you think your shingles or your roof look less than perfect, they probably are. If you’ve reached the stage of losing your shingles, it’s definitely time to call in a professional. However, you might be lucky and have your roof inspector tell you that you have a few more years before you need your roof replaced!
You’ve Sprung a Leak.
If you fail to notice the pebbles in your eaves trough and the deteriorating condition of your shingles, this final sign is hard to miss. When your roof begins to leak, it is time to contact a Calgary roofing contractor immediately! If you’re lucky, you might just need a simple repair; if you aren’t, your entire roof and much more may need to redone.
While these three signs are a good way to get an idea of what your roof needs, it is always a good idea to have an inspection and a professional Calgary roofer give you their recommendation. Not sure what condition your roof is in? Contact Roof Hospital today!