Every time you take a laid-back stand on the repairing your roof, the monsoons come back with vengeance to punish you. Well, it’s not the humor that is important but the fact that you tend to often ignore the maintenance and repair required by your roof and decide to wait for the next dry season. With every passing rainy day, the task only becomes more arduous and damage is literally through the roof. Roof repair is not an easy task and hence it is advisable to look out for the following signs.
- An Escalating Electricity Bill.
A well-maintained roof without any defects helps in cutting down the power used to either warm or cool off your house. An inefficient cooling or heating may indicate a faulty device or leakage of some sort. Without any visible leakages around you, the culprit could very well be the roof. Your roof might have cracks or gaps that result in the breach of containing the heat or cooling. Your cooling/heating devices have to take an extra load that is leads to a spike in the power consumption.
- When You Start Seeing Various Wet Shapes on Your Ceiling.
Admiring artwork is a great thing, well unless that’s produced by damp/wet spots on your roof ceiling. During the rainy season, rain can seep through very small cracks on the roof and create damp spots. One thing leads to another and soon you may see mold and algae colonize your ceiling, another warning that damage is on full swing.
- Occasional Sediment Shower.
Though this may sound minor, bedding material used for tiles or to seal off various corners of the roof may actually debride slowly and the debris may range from sediments to big chunks giving away suddenly. You can be safe by treating even fine sediments falling from roofs into your room as a major issue. This could a sign that your roof is falling apart in pieces and needs immediate attention since you don’t want to get injured by those mortar pieces.
- When You Think the Divine Light Is Visible Down from Your Roof.
Small cracks and loose tiles make way for light to enter through the top. You can best view it by putting out lights in the rooms during sunset. The oblique sunlight passing through the gaps in roof can be well viewed during this time. Occasional light tests can tell you the exact location of damage and the method is quite untiring too.
- The Choking Gutters.
You might be cleaning gutters periodically to ensure the removal of leaves, twigs and other minor debris. But when your gutter is choked more than often and the debris turns out to be asphalt shards or pieces and corroded top coat of roof; it is time to have a detailed look at the roof. You may not realize that the extremes of weather are quite capable of wearing out the protective coating of your roof, leaving it highly vulnerable to big damage.
Roof repair is a costly and time-consuming affair and the amount of risk you might be exposed to is also high. Different roofing materials have different problems. Routine inspection can save you from the harrowing process. Repairs should always be left for professionals. You should make it a point to always check for defects after a major weather event like hailstorm, strong winds and thunderstorms because roofs often give away under such strong weather forces. Big trees adjacent to your roof should be trimmed regularly. Small repairs can keep the roof going for a good period of time. Your negligence can cause a huge loss; so, make sure that you are up for routine inspection and you will know when to call the roof repair company.