If you are the owner of an older home, there are a number of things that you should be sure to keep your eye on over the years. One of these things is your roof. The last thing you want is serious roof problems, because these can actually pose a danger to not only your home’s possessions but to everyone in your house, too. The following are a few ways that you can find potential problems with your roof.
- Rot – Check your eaves or climb up into your attic to check for rotten wood. You can also climb up onto the roof for a closer look, although in cases such as these you may want to hire a professional inspector to avoid putting yourself at risk of falling.
- Chimney – You’ll have to get on the roof to check the chimney as well. Look for loose bricks or mortar that’s falling out. This is another task best left to a professional inspector.
- Leaks – If you see any water stains on the ceiling as well as signs of plaster repair, drywall repair or bubbled paint, then you may have some serious leaks on your hand. Check all of your skylights as well. If there’s sponginess along the corners, it means your roof is probably leaking.
- Layers – Some older homes use multiple layers of roofing. While two layers are okay, any more and you’ll want to tear them off and replace them.
If your roof has any of these issues and they are serious enough to warrant replacing the roof in its entirety, consider using composites, slate, metal or shakes and fakes. If you are in need of a historic renovation in Atlanta, then be sure to contact us online at Renewal Design Build today.