Don’t take your roof for granted. Take time to check out your Vancouver and Lower Mainland homes roof and inspect if you can see the following signs of damages, which prompts for a roof repair or replacement as early as possible.
CHANGES IN YOUR HEATING OR COOLING BILLS?
One good way to determine possible roof damage doesn’t even need you to check the roof. Instead, check out your recent total cooling or heating bills. An increase in the bill could be a hint that a hole in the roof is letting cold air inside your house. This in turn causes your heating bills to increase; or letting cool air to go out, increasing your cooling bill.
INTERIOR WATER DAMAGE?
Sagging ceilings, leaks in the ceiling during rain and water stains on the ceilings are all marks of either damaged roof or inadequate ventilation.
LOOSE OR MISSING SHINGLES?
Intense summer heat, rain, wind and aging can deteriorate shingles and can lead to them separating from the roof. Shingles that are missing or blistered, curled or cracked can make your roof prone to damage from extreme weather.
LOOSE OR EXPOSED NAILS?
Nails that are missing or loose can only mean a hole in your roof. Exposed nails allow water flow under the nail head, which could then lead to a water damage to your roof and the interior walls as well.
If the gutters in your roof are filled with debris and leaves, water can’t flow, thus resulting in puddles. The added weight can lead to gutters and drains pulling away from the roof structure, which can result in water damage as well.
Do not delay if you see a dip in the structure of the roof, whether in the ridges, slope or between the rafters in the attic! It shows that your roof is experiencing too much strain due to excessive weight. This excessive weight may be due to the several layers of shingles or from obstinate moisture. Sagging normally means that you have to replace your roof.
If you think that you require roof repair or replacement, we strongly suggest you find roofing contractors in Vancouver to complete a professional roof inspection. If you fix small roof problems now, you can avoid expensive and big repairs in the coming years. So don’t hesitate to call us at Kanga Roofing today.