General Contractor Lic #CGC1519003 - Mold Remediation Lic #MRSR2344

Many times roof damage isn’t overtly obvious. But subtle roof damage can still necessitate timely water damage roof repair to prevent damage to the building interior. The team with Maven Construction Group offer these four tips to spot roof damage along with three tips for staying safe while examining your roof.

Four Tips To Spot Roof Damage

1. Know What Damage Looks Like

Depending on the type of roofing material used, the appearance of damage may vary but generally includes the following.

  • Broken, curled, missing, or split shingles;
  • Buckled or torn flashing;
  • Decayed or stained fascia and/or soffits; and
  • Missing granules on composite shingles.

Localized roof damage is any damage that affects 25 percent or less of the entire roof and is a good candidate for standard roof repair in Gainesville. More than 25 percent requires a full roof replacement under Florida building codes.

2. Use Binoculars

Whether you’ve misplaced the ladder or are wary of climbing on the roof, binoculars are helpful for spotting roof damage. Look for obvious signs of damage, such as missing shingles or bent flashing. Pay attention to the valleys — sections of the roof where two slopes join together at an angle. Debris and water frequently cause damage in the valleys because of the angles.

3. Look For Interior Signs

One sign that your home or business needs the services of a roof damage repair company is moisture marks on ceilings and walls.

  • Bubbling and/or peeling paint;
  • Damp or wet drywall; and
  • Musty or stale odors in the attic or top floor rooms.

Look for brown, gray, rust-colored, or yellow stains along with the following. If you notice these signs within your commercial or residential structure, it’s likely that you may require professional roof repair help to remediate any damage to your structure.

4. Scan The Yard For Roofing Materials

Look around the yard for signs of roof damage. Apparent roof damage may exhibit evidence of missing shingles, fascia, flashing, and other roofing materials within the yard. If there hasn’t been a storm or any reason to suspect roof damage but you find any of these pieces around the yard, such as while gardening, it’s well worth the time to have the roof inspected for damage.

Three Ways To Stay Safe While Looking For Roof Damage

1. Recruit A Friend

Another set of eyes is great for spotting roof damage, but even better when it comes to staying safe while looking for the damage. This is especially true if you decide to use a ladder to look for damage. Make sure any ladder is tightly braced or tied-off and has rubber safety feet.

2. Wait Until Bad Weather Has Cleared

Gainesville roof repairs can wait if inspecting your roof means putting yourself in harm’s way. Wait until after the storm has passed before going outside. Be cautious around trees as branches and limbs may have also been damaged and could fall anywhere in the tree’s perimeter, including the roof.

3. When In Doubt, Call Maven Construction Group

Our team adheres to the latest safety guidelines when inspecting a roof to make sure everyone — including yourself — is safe. We’ll secure the roof if necessary, including providing temporary repairs such as industrial-grade tarps. Our team will inspect the damage inside and out to design an effective repair plan.

Why You Need Roof Damage Repairs In Gainesville, FL

Subtle or overt, it’s important to repair any type of roof damage as soon as it’s discovered. The roof is a building’s first line of defense and when the defense is lowered, the structural integrity can be quickly compromised. Maven Construction Group prioritizes your safety and works quickly to provide the high-quality roof damage repairs in Gainesville that we’re known for.


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Locally owned and operated in Gainesville, FL, Maven Construction Group is a licensed general contractor, Angie’s List Certified Contractor, and is accredited and A-rated by the Better Business Bureau. Maven has delivered the best damage restoration and reconstruction services in North Florida for more than 15 years.

Certified General Contractor Lic # CGC1519003 Certified Mold Remediation Lic # MRSR2344