Make sure you know a problem when you see one
While it may seem obvious to inspect your roof from the outside, it’s also important to look from the inside as well. There could be warning signs in your attic. Here’s how to spot them:
Look for signs of leaks. Dark stains on the rafters or the underside of the roof decking material generally indicate water trails. Look for water signs around plumbing vent pipes and along chimneys, skylights and valleys. If you find dark spots see if they are still wet or are old. Push a sharp screwdriver into the wood. If it is soft it is a sign of rot. If the wood is stained but still dry and firm during your rainy season it way be an old leak that has been repaired.
Look up through the roof for any pinpoints of light. If you find one run a thin length of wire up through it so you can find it on the roof. Do not widen the hole.
Look for sagging sheating between rafters. This is one sign of an old roof in need of repair. Sagging or cracked rafters will require repair or replacement as part of a new roof installation.
If your roof needs repairs an easy way to know that the contractor you choose will do the job right is by hiring Precision. Our highly experienced and reliable team is more than happy to inspect and install your roofing, windows, doors, eavestroughs, soffits, fascia, and siding. Contact us for a free estimate today.