Winter is here in Northern Virginia with plenty more snow and rain in our future. As a homeowner, it is easy to get caught up in your daily routine without even noticing what’s above you. Well, it’s time to look up! The roof on your home is what protects your loved ones and belongings from the elements, so it deserves your attention. If you see water stains on your ceiling this can often indicate a problem that has been going on for longer than you think. Water stains on the ceiling aren’t necessarily indicative of where the leak is coming from either, as water can run along lumber and panels in the attic. It is recommended at this point to hire a roofer to come out and inspect where the water is coming from and recommend further action.
At Residential Roofers when we respond to calls such as this, we often come to find out that there have been shingles that blew off the roof that the Homeowner was not aware of. If these panels blew off several storms ago there can be damaged plywood under the shingles that need to be replaced. We at Residential Roofers recommend doing bi-annual roof inspections to avoid this problem and many others. Some homeowners think they can do roof inspections themselves but this is a bad idea. These homeowners often forget to inspect their roof, do not know what signs to look for, or even worse hurt themselves during the process. If you own a home in the Northern Virginia area, we recommend you give us a ring today at 1.703.659.9460. Ask us about our bi-annual roof inspection service that will save you the hassle and cost of ignoring your roof.