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Getting Your Roof Fixed

One of the most costly repairs on your home is having the roof replaced. Many homeowners simply have no idea how to spot the warning signs early enough to save themselves a tremendous amount of money with a roof replacement. There are some very obvious warning signs that will tell you early enough the roof is in need of repair that can help protect your home and save you money. Here are some simple things you can do to protect your home and getting your roof fixed as soon as possible.

One of the most obvious signs that the roof is in need of repair is missing pieces of the roof shingles. They can either be spotted lying on your property or you can do a visual inspection of the roof. It is recommended you do not go up on the roof if the situation is too dangerous, simply use a pair of binoculars to search for any spots where a piece of the roof is missing. If you home is only one story, then use a ladder but do not walk on the roof in case some areas are weak from damage. When a piece is missing it needs to be repaired immediately to avoid water getting into the attic and eventually your ceilings. Contact a local roofing Fort Lauderdale contractor if you spot any areas without roofing tiles.

If you can use a ladder to get near the roof, take some time and do a visual inspection of your rain gutters. The first thing you want to look for is any gravel in the gutters. This is caused from excessive rain over time wearing away at the integrity of the roof and washing away the tiles pieces at a time. The more gravel in the gutter the more of the roof that has been washed away. The next thing to look for while up on the ladder is to see if the gutters have been holding excess water from being clogged and began to pull away from the wood surface they are attached to. This can cause water to get up and in the attic also causing severe damage over time.

The easiest way to spot areas of the roof that are allowing water to enter the home is to go in the attic on a bright sunny day. Turn off the attic light and carefully look for areas where the sun is breaking through the roof. There may be small holes or even a large area where water has been slowly entering the home and damaging the wood in the attic. Look for locations where water has been entering and call a roofing Fort Lauderdale contractor immediately. They may be able to do a repair and save you from having to do a complete roof replacement.

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