Your roof is an essential part of your home.
It protects you from the elements and keeps your family safe.
It takes all the punishment nature throws at it, so you don’t have to. But, after a while, it may need some help.
That’s where you come in.
By regularly inspecting your roof, you can spot small issues before they become big problems. And you can determine when it’s time to call in the professionals.
Let’s go over some helpful roof inspection tips!
Plot Twist! Your roof inspection begins inside your home.
Check out your ceilings for any suspicious stains, or the presence of mold. These tell-tale signs could suggest major trouble is brewing.
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to do a little attic sleuthing.
Keep an eye out for any sneaky dark areas that could indicate pesky leaks, holes, or sagging sheathing.
If you happen to stumble upon mildew-y messes, or hear dripping, it’s probably time to call in the professionals.
Hit the Roof
With a trusty ladder and a keen eye, you can climb up onto your roof and get a good idea how things are going up there.
As you take a gander, keep an eye out for any signs of things breaking down.
- Torn shingles
- Rusty nails
- Blocked vents
- Sagging areas
Make sure to clear out leaves and debris from your gutters to ensure proper drainage.
Check the sealant around any chimneys and skylights. And don’t forget to inspect hard-to-reach areas, like under eaves and between fascia boards, where critters may be lurking, or signs of rot may be hiding.
Get a Wider View
When it comes to inspecting your roof, don’t just rely on getting up close. Get a wider view. Inspect your roof from across the street.
By doing so, you may be able to spot some tell-tale signs of trouble, such as dark spots, missing shingles, or drooping in crucial areas.
What’s more, discoloration of the shingles may be more obvious from a distance. And that discoloration could indicate algae growth.
But don’t stop there – take a look around the neighborhood and see if your neighbors are upgrading their roofs. If you notice a whole lot of roof work going on, it may be a sign of harsh wear and tear on your own home.
After all, homes of a similar age are going to experience similar punishment from Mother Nature, so keeping an eye on what’s going on in your neighborhood can be a good indicator of your own roof’s issues.
We’ve Got You Covered
At least once a year, spending a few minutes to check out the condition of your roof can save you a real headache in the future.
After all, a big summer storm isn’t something you want to face with a leaky roof.
Thankfully, if you do find yourself requiring roof repair or replacement services, D&W Windows and Sunrooms has got you covered!
With our expertise and experience, we can provide quality service you can count on. Contact us today for any roof inspection, repair, or replacement services you need!
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