4 Things That are Hard to Spot During Roof Inspections

4 Things That are Hard to Spot During Roof Inspections

After major weather occurs, you may be wondering when was the last time you got a roof inspection. It can be difficult for homeowners to notice leaks, damaged shingles, and drainage problems, leading to expensive fixes in the future. To eliminate the possibilities of the unknown, homeowners need to hire a roof inspection company.

At HammerHead Roofing, located in Connecticut, we understand that roof inspections can be difficult to spot potential issues. That's why our certified roofing contractors are here to help. With years of experience and expertise, you can trust that your home's safety and roof's longevity are in good hands. We strive to provide the best roof inspections in the industry and are confident our team can spot issues with your roof better than the competition.

Check out our roof inspection services and read on to see areas that are difficult to spot during these inspections!

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Broken and Loose Shingles

The roof shingle's primary function is to act as a waterproofing barrier and protect the structural integrity of the home. It is common over various seasons for shingles to get damaged and become loose. With thousands of shingles in a home, it can be difficult for any roofing contractor to locate all of the broken and loose shingles.

HammerHead Roofing contractors work together and take the time to perform roof maintenance on all shingles. We look for cracked, loosened, warped, broken, and curled shingles. Other ways we recognize if there is shingle damage is by asking homeowners if they have attic leaks and ceiling stains. Dark streaks on a roof are also signs of damaged shingles.

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Cracked Flashing

Flashing is the metal strips that are used to seal off areas where two different materials meet, such as where a roof meets a chimney or wall. If the flashing is cracked or improperly installed, it can lead to severe leaks.

Although not the most commonly missed area when performing roof inspections it can occur. Homeowners are encouraged to check their flashing once a year to stay on top of any leaks. The solution to cracked flashing can be difficult, depending on how severe the damage is. Typically it can be fixed with new metal and screws or filled using roof cement.

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Missing Granules

Granules are small stones that cover shingles, and they can be easily washed away by rain or wind. If your shingles are missing these granules, it could be an indication that there is an underlying issue that needs to be addressed through roof maintenance.

Most granule loss is a result of aging and weather conditions, so we will examine your roof from the ground to inspect for overall pattern loss and then examine your gutters for evidence of accumulation.

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Leaks can be difficult to spot during a regular roof inspection because the water can be hidden in the attic or crawlspace. Many homeowners won’t ever notice a leak until it’s too late.

Our roofing contractors will take a closer look by using a flashlight and checking for signs of moisture, stains, and other signs that may indicate a leaky roof. We take the time to inspect these areas to help homeowners identify and address any issues as soon as possible.

By having a professional roof inspection service inspect your roof, you can ensure that any potential problems are caught early and addressed before they become major issues. Regular roof inspections performed by HammerHead Roofing will help protect your home and keep it safe for years to come. Contact us today to get started!

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