Nobody wants to see their roofs break down and cause huge problems, especially during this season, where we need to stay indoors. Unfortunately, your roof has no day-offs when it comes to protecting your home against the elements. In doing so, you’ll need to give it the best support: quality inspection, maintenance, possible repairs, and roof replacements.
However, if you’ve done and continue to see the following on your roof, your roof will survive the quarantine period. In fact, you can expect it to survive for half a decade.
You’ve Had a Roof Inspection and Maintenance Before Lockdown
Responsible homeowners know the importance of quality inspection and maintenance. It helps them nip the problems in the bud, prevent long-term roofing problems, and ensure they have a healthy roof with an expanded, maximized lifespan. If you’ve done this before the quarantine period came into effect, you can expect your roof to survive the entire time.
This statement is true for asphalt shingle roofs too. If you had roofing inspections and maintenance before quarantine, all the missing, curled, blistered, and damaged roofing materials are definitely in good condition.
The Roof is Less Than Ten Years Old
It’s only after a decade that roofs will show its problems. For example, metal roofing materials might have zinc or aluminum coating stripped by acidic rain and the sun’s consistent heat. However, these problems are unlikely, especially for properties that are less than ten years old.
The same is true for organic and traditional roofing materials, such as clay and slate tiles. Roofs less than ten years of age are unlikely to have any significant problems even with inconsistent roofing maintenance.
You’re Not Experiencing Any Leaks
If during the last few months, you haven’t encountered any leaks despite pounding and heavy rain, it’s safe to say your roof is still in pristine condition. Leaking is a sign your roof is reaching the end of its lifespan.
In case you encounter leaks during quarantine, order a roof-sized tarpaulin from your hardware supplier. Then, pin this material with rocks or heavy objects to anchor them and prevent wind from creating lift. Tarpaulin is excellent due to its thick and waterproof material that can withstand twigs, animals, and other environmental hazards too.
You Haven’t Encountered Hailstorms In The Last Six Months
Hailstorms are enormous problems for any property owner. However, if you haven’t encountered them yet, your roof is still in excellent condition. On the other hand, if you met one previously, make sure to have a tarp at the ready, especially when weather reports forecast rains.
No Moss or Algae Growing On Your Roof
Organic growth is a sign your traditional roofing material is reaching its end of the life cycle. Moss and algae come from organisms that eat at your roofing material. In turn, they reduce their integrity and cause it to turn brittle and weak.
If you need proper roofing solutions for replacement and repairs, you can trust that Cox Roofing will provide you with top-quality services. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.