As warmer weather slowly arrives, now is the time to inspect your home for any roof damage that may have occurred during the winter. Ice, snow, and hail can do significant damage to slate and tile roofs here in the Northeast Ohio area. When it comes to roof damage, issues will only compound over time if they’re not addressed right away.
What to Look for When Assessing Possible Damage to a Slate or Tile Roof
To get started examining possible damage to your roof, make sure you have a partner to spot you using a ladder. If you choose to use a ladder, examine your roof from the ladder and do not risk climbing on the roof to inspect everything. If you’re looking for other options to inspect your roof more safely from afar, the use of binoculars or even a drone can be options for you as well.
When checking out the condition of your roof, search for:
- Chipped, broken, warped, rotted, or missing slates or tiles
- Galvanized flashings that are chipped or rusted
- Cracked caulk on flashing
- Solder seams that are not intact
- Any debris
- Moss or lichen
- Cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes
- A missing or damaged chimney cap (if you have one)
- Buckling, curling, or blistering shingles
- Any holes or leaks in your gutters
- Fascia water damage
- Eaves and overhangs water damage
If you spot any of these issues with your roof, it’s highly likely your roof needs repair work. When examining any roof, you need to check on the condition of the materials itself, along with all roof interruptions, which include skylights, vent pipes, antennas, and chimneys.
Remember to Check for Roof Damage by Assessing the Interior of Your Home as Well
Once you do an initial inspection examining the exterior of your tile or slate roof, you also need to take the time to search for any possible roof damage from the interior of your home. This means searching for mold or water damage running along the attic, ceilings, walls, skylights, and exhaust fans. Make sure to check even the smallest of areas in your home, including closet ceilings and walls, as well as the tops and backings of cabinets. If you spot mold or water damage, you may have roof damage or another exterior home issue that needs to be addressed right away.
Hire a Highly-Trusted Team that Has Been Repairing Slate & Tiles Roofs for 100+ Years
Checking for slate and tile roof damage after harsh winter weather can ensure the proper long-term maintenance of your property to increase property value, lower your costs on heating and cooling expenses, and prevent possible water damage from occurring.
At Hazlett Roofing and Renovations, we have been helping homeowners install and repair slate & tile roofs for over a century. If you suspect you have roof damage, don’t risk it and contact our professional team today to help resolve these issues. Our top-quality roofing contractors are dedicated to serving many counties throughout Northeast Ohio, including:
No matter the type of roof repair work you need done, our team has the experience and expertise you need to get the job done right. Don’t hesitate to give us a call now at either 216-246-8004 for our Cleveland office or 330-773-1018 for our Akron office. You could also use our convenient online contact form if you would prefer. We look forward to working with you soon.