As the rainy season approaches, it is crucial to ensure that your roof is in optimal condition to withstand the heavy rainfall and potential damage. Scheduling a roof inspection before the rainy season can help identify and address any issues, preventing costly repairs and ensuring the safety of your home.
Keep reading to learn more about the roof inspection process.
What Happens During a Professional Roof Inspection?
During a professional roof inspection, one of our experienced roofers will thoroughly examine the exterior and interior of your roof. The exterior inspection involves checking for missing, damaged, or loose shingles, signs of algae or moss, and the condition of the chimney and gutters. In the interior inspection, we will look for signs of water damage, inspect insulation, and check for proper ventilation.
Our roofers are particularly vigilant for signs of leaking and water damage, which may include:
- Discoloration or dark spots on the ceiling or walls
- Peeling or bubbling paint
- Mold or mildew growth
- Unusual, musty odors
- Water stains around pipes and vents
- Leaking in the attic after a rainstorm
By catching these early signs of water damage, you can avoid significant repair costs and safeguard your home against the upcoming rainy season.
Repairing Roof Leaks
Our first step in repairing a leak is to identify the source of the leak—often a damaged or missing shingle, cracked flashing, or aged sealant. Depending on the nature of the leak or moisture problem, we will then implement the appropriate repair measures. This might involve replacing the damaged shingles, installing new flashing, or reapplying roof sealant.
Proactive handling of roof leaks is critical, especially in anticipation of the rainy season in Arizona. Over time, a small leak will further degrade, leading to more extensive water damage, mold growth, and structural deterioration. Even minor leaks can quickly escalate into major issues once the rainy season sets in.
What to Do If You Notice a Leak
If you notice a leak the next time it rains, it's imperative to take immediate action. Even a tiny leak should not be overlooked, as it can rapidly escalate into a more significant issue, leading to substantial damage to your home's structure and interior.
If you notice a leak the next time it rains, we recommend you take the following steps:
- Identify the leak's source: Try to assess where the water is coming from to help the roofing professionals understand the problem better.
- Contain the water: Use buckets, pots, or any suitable container to collect the dripping water and prevent it from damaging your home's interior.
- Document the leak: Take pictures and make notes of the leak and the damage it has caused. This will be helpful for both the roofing professionals and any insurance claims.
- Contact a professional: Don't try to fix the leak yourself. Roofing work can be dangerous and should be left to experienced professionals.
This is where Lyons Roofing comes in. Our team of seasoned roofing experts has the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide reliable roof repairs. We understand the urgency and importance of addressing leaks promptly, and we are committed to ensuring the integrity of your roof and the safety of your home.
Don't wait—contact Lyons Roofing at the first sign of a leak. We are here to ensure your home remains safe, dry, and protected, no matter the season.