Kansas has varied, often very harsh climate that takes its tolls on roofs. However, if you regularly check the roof surface and the attic underneath, your Kansas roof will not live shorter or cause you more trouble than roofs in milder and friendlier climate areas – here is what to look for:
- Checking the ground and looking up – check the ground for any fallen roof pieces, such as broken tiles, mortar crumbles, ripped-off shingles and other debris – they indicate that there is a problem on the roof. Look up on the roof from a distance to check for any discoloured patches, accumulation of leaves and other debris, moss, algae and sagging;
- Checking the roof from up there – grab your fall-protection gear and go up on the roof to perform a more detailed check, or better yet get one of the Wichita roofing companies with safety practices to do it. Inspect every inch of the roof, including the chimneys, the vents, the flashing, the skylights and look for dents, chipped, broken or missing parts, buckling and missing shingle granules. Inspect the gutters as well – clean them first to be able to see issues, then look for signs of rust, sagging and clogging.
Follow up the inspection with action – remedy small issues as quickly as you can or call a professional roofer to fix any problems in a timely manner to prevent the aggravation of the issues.
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