Roof Maintenance and Checkup

Now that some good-ole’ Central Texas thunderstorms with heavy rain, high winds and damaging hail have rolled through, it’s time for a complete roof maintenance checkup. Passing storms can wreak havoc on Austin-area homes, and more storms are likely with warmer temperatures. Homeowners, Water Damage and Roofing of Austin recommends you inspect your roof from top to bottom and all around the edges. Be extremely cautious when using a ladder, and we don’t recommend climbing on the roof unless you are trained properly and use proper safety equipment.

Roof Inspection

roofing contractor inspecting a roof

If you are able – and be careful not to overextend yourself – inspect the ridges and roofing material across the widest part of your roof. You can stay on the ground to visually inspect much of the roof. Look for any obvious signs of damage such as missing or damaged asphalt shingles, tiles or any points where metal is exposed. Damage may also include “hail hits” in the form of small, black dots peppered across sections of your roof or wind damage where edges along strips of shingles may appear to have a “zipper” pattern (you’ll know it when you see it). Also inspect the ground around your home’s foundation particularly near gutter down spouts and beneath edges of the roof where there are no gutters. Look for roofing material such as pieces of shingles or tile and loose asphalt shingle granules. These are all signs your roof has taken a beating and needs maintenance and possibly roof replacement. If any of these possible roof damages are present, call us at Water Damage and Roofing of Austin. We’ll be happy to stop by your home and conduct a complete roof inspection at no cost.

Read more: The Ultimate Roof Maintenance Checklist

Professional Roofing Specialists

We highly recommend you have a professional roofing company – and an Austin local roofing company – inspect your roof. Our local roofing specialists have years of experience and are trained to spot damage that most homeowners can easily miss. Your roof may have more hail damage than you think – which can lead to leaks – and you may miss signs of damage from animals (yes, they will get onto your house) or nearby trees. One big tree limb swaying and bending in a storm’s high winds can rip a hole in a roof in an instant. You may not know your roof is damaged until water starts leaking through the ceiling and into your home. Water Damage and Roofing of Austin inspectors will also look for points of damage around pipes, vents, skylights and chimneys that even professional roofers often overlook. We have years of experience inspecting asphalt shingle roofs, tile roofs or metal roofs, and we can work on flat or sloped roofs.

Best Roofing Service

Once your roof maintenance checkup is complete, you’ll need to decide how to take care of roofing repairs or a roof replacement. Water Damage and Roofing of Austin will explain any roofing services needed if you have us conduct a roof inspection. Our roofing specialists will also offer a detailed estimate and we will work to maintain affordable costs in the best way possible for your budget. We pride ourselves on recommendations from satisfied customers and want you to receive only the best roofing services.

Residential Roofing Contractor

Call Water Damage and Roofing of Austin at (512) 820-6505 and let our water damage and roofing company help you return your home to the best living environment. Our friendly team of water restoration and roofing professionals will assess any damage, recommend an efficient and effective recovery plan, and complete your project while managing inconveniences and an established budget. We’re here to help you with your next roof maintenance checkup and roof inspection, so call now: (512) 820-6505.