If your home’s roof is starting to wear, you might notice these 4 problems. Not to worry, these are normal with time, but it’s a good idea to understand why they happen. If you are experiencing all of these, it may be time to start saving for a new roof, and they aren’t cheap.
The fascia of your home is the decoration that goes around the exterior. Many times this will become the first thing that people notice is damaged. The damage to the fascia is because your home’s roof is not draining water away properly, this could be due to clogged gutters or a most serious problem, go and inspect.
If you neglect to clean your gutters, then you are asking for some serious issues. In North Vancouver we get more rain than most places, your gutters are the only way to remove all that water from your roof and home. Go and inspect your gutters for debris to ensure you roof lasts a long time.
Shingle damage is a tough thing to see. The best way to tell if your shingles need repair is if the colour seems to be fading. Fading colour means they are coming to their life’s end and are needing replacement. If you let them fall off, you are exposing the underlying wood to moisture and the elements, which will cause massive problems’ down the road.
Flashing is the metal that goes around your home. Mainly used to divert water away from the foundation, it’s an integral part of your roofs’ health. Many roofing issues stem from a problem with the flashing. This should be inspected about twice a year. We don’t recommend inspecting it on a rainy day, but rather choose a dry day and pour water down the different parts of the flashing to ensure it’s working well.
Having a healthy roof is important, and a bad one will certainly affect your home’s value if you are trying to sell.