Every homeowner should be getting regular roofing inspections for their Austin roof, and while it might be tempting to put off repairs that you discover during these inspections, there are a few things you should never delay. If you notice any of these four issues on your roof, make sure you call a contractor to come and make the repairs immediately.
It should be obvious that you should never leave a water leak when you discover that you have one on your Austin roofing. Some people falsely believe that if it’s just a small leak it can wait and there is no need to fix it right away. The problem is that small leaks, when left unattended, often turn into big leaks and over time the water goes beyond just the attic and starts to cause damage inside your home.
Rusted or Damaged Flashing
The most vulnerable part of your roof in Austin—the most likely place where you will find water leaks—is around items that protrude from the roof. In order to protect against leaks, your Austin roofing contractor installed flashing around these things but over time the flashing can get rusted, dented, damaged, or start to come loose. When that happens it’s critical that you fix it immediately to avoid leaks.
Sagging Roof Areas
As your roof and your home start to age, you may notice that there is an area that looks like it’s visibly sagging. If you see this, call a roofing contractor in Austin right away to come and inspect the area. Don’t climb up on the roof yourself, as you may cause significant damage (and even cave-ins). This could be a sign of underlying damage to your roofing support structure, so getting a professional to come and help is important.
Gutters play a very important role in channeling water from the roof out into the yard and away from your home. If your gutters have come apart from the house, are missing sections or have holes, or are clogged and not allowing water to flow through, all these things can lead to water getting in the wrong places and causing damage. Make sure your gutters are clean and in good repair at all times to protect your Austin roofing.
If you notice any of these problems, call an Austin roofer right away to come and help you get it fixed.