It hasn’t rained much in the last few years. How do you know that you need a new roof before it rains again?
Make sure to look for peeling paint or bubbling plaster on ceilings or walls. Also, look for new stains on your ceiling after it does rain, this is a sure sign that something is leaking.
Make sure to keep an eye out for shingle debris in your gutters or on your lawn. Climb up to the roof and look over your roofing material. Check for shingles are curling or buckling or blistering.
Your roof is always exposed to the harsh elements of Southern California – the heat of the sun and the winds even when it does not rain. The daily ultraviolet rays with SoCal extreme heat of the sun does eventually age roofing materials, so make sure to check the south and west facing slopes, especially.
The occasional strong winds can cause your shingles to lift. Once lifted this can cause dry rot and threaten the structural integrity of your roof. When we have really strong winds like the Santa Ana’s or strong winter currents of air, these also can cause your shingles to lift, then forcing the rainwater and even debris underneath the shingles. Once that some of your shingles have come off, this may make it more likely for remaining shingles to loosen and rip or blow off.
What about leaves? Make sure you clean the gutters twice a year, or more if you have large trees. Leaves in gutters and on your roof can cause rot from the moisture they hold. The leaves can also block drainage causing standing water. Remember that tree branches touching your roof can cause damage to your shingles.
So whether you need a new roof or just a roof inspection or repair, J and J Roofing is known to be one of the top Los Angeles roofing companies. Visit our website to schedule an appointment or just give us a call.
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