A thorough inspection will give you peace of mind in knowing whether repaired or replaced, your roof is prepared to withstand even the harshest of our Northwest weather. Potential Problem Signs to Look For:
- Sagging decking between the rafters: If the decking is sagging or deteriorating, the decking will also require replacement when a new roof is installed.
- Outside light that can be seen through the roof: This may be common (and not a problem) on shake roofs, since the wooden shakes will swell during the we months, effectively preventing any leaks.
- Signs of leaking in the attic: Dark spots in the wood, especially around vents, chimneys, and other holes in the roof. Test the spot with a screwdriver, if the spot is dry and hard, it is most likely an old problem that has been fixed. If the spot is still wet, or soft, it could be a current problem.
- Signs of water damage or leaking: Usually in the form of water stains, or sagging ceilings-this could be due to an active leak in the roof or to condensation caused by poor roof ventilation.
Fixing or replacing an old roof can be more cost effective than the potential long term damage caused to your home. A CDR professional roofing contractor will inspect your roof system from the outside and inside to assist you with options.