Taking pictures of possible problem areas can help your prospective contractor diagnose your ailing roof ahead of time. A professional inspection will still be necessary, but producing visual aids prior to the official assessment can be a huge time-saver.
For NorthWest Construction, here are the problems we suggest that you can photograph easily and safely:
The green foliage covering your roof isn’t a fashion statement; it’s a cause for concern. It’s moss growth, which suggests that the decking boards underneath could be rotting. Any experienced roofing contractor, like NorthWest Construction, would agree that thick and widespread moss is notorious for trapping moisture. Snapshots of the moss problem give roofers an idea about the most viable method to eradicate the growth.
Isolated shingle deformation can be hard to spot from the ground, but widespread curling and balding can be noticeable from the street. You may need to wait for the clouds to block the sun to let your camera capture the extent of the damage.
Ruined Fascia Boards and Soffits
Fascia boards are the vertical panels nailed to rafter tails, which hold the gutters in place. On the other hand, soffits represent the underside of roof overhangs. The location of these components is prone to weather damage, which manifests itself through peeling paint.
In addition to the elements, wildlife is a threat to fascia boards and soffits too. Birds, squirrels and rodents love to gnaw on roof components like your soffits and fascia boards and take shelter under your roof.
Ceiling and Wall Stains
You don’t need to wait for active leaks to know that you need a roof repair. Dark areas on ceilings and blistered wallpaper usually signal chronic water intrusion. Roofers need to perform a thorough investigation to determine the actual source of leakage, but pictures of such stains can help them know where to start.
NorthWest Construction can give your roofing system the care it deserves. Call us at 313-277-7676 now to schedule your FREE inspection in West Bloomfield, Dearborn or Taylor, MI.