After this severe winter, Roofing & More highly recommends that you take the time to perform a basic inspection of your Herndon roofing. The great thing about preventative spring roof maintenance is that it can catch problems while they’re minor and inexpensive to repair. If you wait too long, or aren’t aware problems exist, you will have to pay much more in repair costs down the road. Here’s what to keep an eye out for.

What to Look for Outside The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you look for the following signs of deterioration on your roof:
  • Curling, buckling or blistering shingles that no longer provide the protection your home needs.
  • Excessive wear or loose flashing around chimneys, skylights, vent pipes and other penetrations.
  • Large amounts of shingle granules in the gutters that leave shingles vulnerable to water leaks.
  • Leaking or clogged gutters.
What to Look for Inside These clues will help you know there are problems that require professional service:
  • Water spots and discoloration on walls or ceilings.
  • Water stains on attic rafters or roof decking.
  • Visible light in the attic that could indicate the location of a leak.
Other Items to Look For

You should also make note of the following:

  • The age of your roof. If the last replacement was 20 years ago or longer, call for a professional assessment of its condition.
  • Blistered paint or siding damage that could indicate improper attic ventilation.
  • Dark or dirty-looking areas on the roof where algae is growing.
Remember, if you inspect your roof and find a potential problem, this does not mean you have to purchase a new roof. We can often complete simple yet effective repairs that will prolong its life. If you need a professional opinion, please call Roofing & More at (877) 398-4555. When it comes to taking good care of your biggest investment, your home, you can count on us!