How to inspect your roof
Taking care of your roof is very important and a yearly inspection can help prevent damage and prevent expensive repairs.
Inspecting your roof may sound redundant but it is something that you should do at least once a year. It’s fairly simple and does not take too much time. You can inspect a roof using two methods. If you do not want to go up on the roof, use a pair of binoculars.
Let’s start with the basics. If you are going to use binoculars, just look for a few things and be sure to look closely. Whether you are using binoculars or actually going up on the roof here are some things to look for,
- Areas with moss, algae or heavy leaves.
- Cracked caulk or rust spots
- Missing, damaged and aging shingles.
- Inspect your gutters. (look for signs of rot)
- Check the age of your roofing and see if it’s nearing the end of its life cycle
- Check the gutters for decay or rust, or anything that looks out of the ordinary.
- If you see any of these things, hire a professional
Also, for a quick fix, check for nails that need to be hammered back into place.
Early Signs of a Roof Leak
Roof problems can happen at any time but doing a yearly roof checkup is a great start to a healthy roof. Early signs of trouble include:
- Dark spots on ceilings
- Peeling/chipping paint on the bottom of roof extensions
- Water stains on pipes venting the furnace or your water heater
If you have any concerns or more questions, contact the professionals at Best Roofing.