Schedule a Pre-Winter Des Moines Roofing Inspection Today!
You probably don't need a Des Moines Roofer to reveal to you the importance of having a strong, functional roof equipped to withstand the inclement weather of a harsh Iowa winter, But, what many homeowners neglect to consider is how rapidly most minor roofing problems can escalate into all-out nightmares.
The easiest and most economical way to guarantee your roof is prepared to withstand the impacts of fluctuating temperatures this winter is to schedule an inspection with a Des Moines roofing contractor during the fall. A pro will be able to distinguish and resolve the issues discussed in this article and any other's before they get bigger.
Structural Roofing Damage
Typically damage will start out small, but when left undetected these insignificant problems can become much larger over time. What started out as a missing shingle and a minor roof repair, could end up requiring an entire portion of the roof to be replaced when unattended to. A roofing inspection will determine if damage has been caused by any of the following:
- Cracks, holes or leaks
- Damaged pipe vents or boots
- Shingles that are rotted, cracking, buckled or warped
- Broken or missing slate/tile shingles
- Flashing that is bent or compromised
- Damaged or absent chimney caps
Wear & Tear: Aging Components of a Roofing System
Iowa rooftops get hammered during the spring and summer months that result in many homes requiring Des Moines roof repair services. Intense heat & sun, tornado winds, and torrential downpours can bring damage to the most critical components of a roof. Since the majority of us reside at ground level, it tends to be difficult to identify issues with the bare eye. A roofing inspection will enable a professional Des Moines roofer to look for:
- Shingles or slate that is aging and/or weak
- Caulk that is cracked or split
- Buckling or blistered shingles
- Missing or non-flush nails
- Erosion or rusting on a metal roof
When you consider the alternative of a roof repair versus a fullroof replacement, scheduling an inspection is a far more economical and preventative option. Call Action Roofing and Constructiontoday at (515) 202-2173.