Your residential roof needs to be inspected by a professional at least once a year. But in between professional inspections, you can also prevent damage by evaluating your roof on your own.
Conducting a roof inspection is easy, safe, and only takes a few minutes out of your day. If you follow these steps once a month or so, you’ll never miss signs of potentially serious damage.
Step 1: Inspect your roof from the ground
The first step is to take a good look at your roof from every angle.
You don’t need to break out the ladder to do this. Just grab a pair of binoculars and walk around your house. Keep an eye out for moss growth, slipping or cracked shingles, corrosion spots (on a metal roof), or anything else that seems out of place.
Take a note of everything you notice, and call a residential roofing contractor if you can’t repair the issue on your own.
Step 2: Inspect your gutters
Functioning rain gutters are a crucial part of every roof. After inspecting the top of your roof, take a look at your gutters. Then, run a hose through them to make sure they’re working.
Are your gutters rusted, falling off, or leaking in any place? You should have a residential or commercial roofing company replace them for you.
Replacing your rain gutters is quick and affordable, and will save you from much more costly water damage later on.
Step 3: Inspect your ceiling
Low points, water stains, or mold growth on your ceiling are all signs that your roof has internal water damage.
If you notice any of those issues inside your home, call a professional Loomis roofer right away. Water damage can spread over time, and could eventually cause your roof to sag or collapse.
That’s it! Those three steps can be done in 10 minutes, and you’ll have the peace of mind that you aren’t ignoring any serious damage to your roof.