Perhaps the most common question we get (and any roofing company for that matter), is the question about knowing when a home’s roof has issues. The simple answer is that the signs are obvious, the complicated answer is that the roof issues signs aren’t so obvious. At first glance, you can see common roofing issues such as: Missing shingles Water stains inside of the home Exposed roof components that look out of place However, there are also times where you might not see apparent roof issues such as rotting plywood, pipe collar cracks, or leaks. In this case, you have options, which lead to our next question.
Perhaps you do your springtime maintenance and notice a few missing shingles or one morning you wake up and the bathroom ceiling has a leak stain. In the case of a roofing leak, you have options. Sometimes people ask if they need a new roof because of a leak, and the answer is always it depends. Factors such as the age of your current roof, the current warranty (if there is one), and the scop of your roof leak will ultimately determine the next steps. In either case, the first step is to always get the issue inspected by a roofing company… an honest roofing company. Depending on the damage on your roof causing the leak – a few missing shingles or a serious problem – will then determine your appropriate actions: 1.Sometimes a simple roof repair is an answer 2.Calling insurance to see if your roof qualifies for a replacement 3.A new roof
The most essential way to maintain your chimneys is by having them inspected at least once per year. If you’ve recently purchased a new stainless steel liner system, then it likely comes with a warranty. Depending on the manufacturer, a chimney liner warranty could be 10-20 years. At Full Service, our stainless steel liner systems are under a lifetime warranty with professional installation. An annual inspection is a requirement to fulfill the liner warranty claims if needed.
If during a rainfall, you can hear the water slapping the ground, pouring over the sides of the gutter, there may be a blockage or the gutter itself may not be aligned evenly. If you notice paint peeling or corroded wood, the gutter is most likely clogged and is causing the water to overflow and run down the back of gutter along the exterior walls of the house. If you notice mold or if you see puddles of water forming around the outside of your house it's a sure sign that there are drainage problems.