Signs of Roofing Damage
Look for missing or shifted slate, especially where the slate meets any flashing. Old flashing details can appear rusted or discolored, and are a sign that they are beyond their life and need replacement.
Often leaks are hidden from plain sight where the slate covers part of the flashing. It is good practice to address issues as they come up, or to have a yearly roof inspection. Identifying leak issues is important to do in a timely manner, before a small issue becomes a large one.
Cracks or chips in the tile are most common. Signs that there is a bigger problem are tiles falling out or becoming loose.
Look for holes, rust patches or other signs of deterioration and damage. If your roof is older and coated, rust spots showing through the coating are signs of issues. Over many years the seams in metal roofing can begin to split, allowing moisture to penetrate the roof.
Worn off granules, loose, cracked, missing or curled shingles are a sure sign of wear. Flashing details are prone to hidden water damage because they cannot be seen without looking under the shingles. A regular and consistent roof inspection schedule can usually catch most problems before they cause major damage.
Flat roofs are deceptively complex. Damage on an aged roof usually first appears at penetrations ( AC lines, pipes) and at walls. Look for standing water, which can be a sign of insulation damage from leaking, and arrange for regular inspections to catch these problems early before they cause extensive damage.
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