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Identifying Roof Damage

Published on January 9th, 2018

Dealing with roof damage is a pain, but it’s particularly painful in the dead of winter. If damage does occur it’s important to recognize the signs early so you can call a roofer in Naperville. Illinois winters are particularly unforgiving which is why it’s important to do periodic inspections of your roof, especially after an intense snowfall. Here are just a few signs to look out for to identify roof damage early so you can call an experienced roofer in Naperville, like those at Showalter Roofing Services.

Perform an Outdoor Inspection

Performing a visual inspection of your roof can help you identify missing or damaged shingles, parts of the roof that show excessive wear, or any other abnormalities. Here is a general list of items to keep a lookout for:

  • Cracked or missing caulk
  • Rust spots on flashing (Flashing helps direct the flow of water)
  • Damaged shingles
  • Cracked or worn down rubber boots around pipes
  • Shingles that appear misaligned or contorted.
  • Missing bricks on chimney or missing chimney cap

Perform an Indoor Inspection

Do an indoor-walkthrough of your home noting anything on the walls, floors, or ceilings that could indicate a damaged roof. Look for things like stains, moisture marks, mold or decay, or peeling paint. These signals could be indicative of a damaged roof but also a greater health hazard in your home. Make sure to call a roofer in Naperville to perform an inspection as soon as possible.

Call A Professional

Repairing a damaged roof is not a DIY project, especially in a Illinois winter. Call a certified professional such as those at Showalter Roofing to get the job done right and with lasting results. Roof damage that goes unattended to will cause harm to your home’s infrastructure, the occupant’s health, and greater costs down the road. Call Showalter Roofing today to get on top of the problem before it gets worse. Contact our experienced roofers in Naperville by calling (630) 499-7700!

 

 

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