When was the last time you inspected your roof or you had a professional roofing contractor inspect your roof? Did you know that you’re supposed to have your roof inspected at least twice a year, or after every major storm?
At Elite Roofing we provide expert roof inspections and also free estimates for roofs that need to be repaired or replaced. Here are some quick tips that can help you know what to expect when a roofing contractor comes for an inspection, or what to look for when inspecting your roof yourself.
First, you’ll want to walk around the exterior of your house, inspecting your roof from the ground. While you do this, pay close attention to any signs of damage, sagging, or aging. Take notes of any areas that may be of concern.
Identify Area for Water Damage
Look for areas where moss, algae, and piles of leaves are. These areas are known for causing leaks and costly damages.
While you are inspecting your roof, pay close attention to any buckling or curling shingles. Hot air from your attic can cause your shingles to buckle or curl, leaving your roof at greater risk for water damage in the future.
You should also keep an eye out for any damaged or missing shingles. The good thing about roof inspections is that they help you catch problems like these when they are minor and can help you save money on costly repairs in the future.
Finally, look for any granule loss on your shingles. Granule loss indicates that your shingles are old or have been affected by severe weather, and no longer are protecting your home from more severe weather.
It’s extremely important that you clean out your gutters and downspouts. Remove any leaves, sticks, and other debris that have accumulated in them. As you do this, pay attention to open joints and signs of rot because these are indicators of larger issues.
Check Your Attic
If your home doesn’t have an attic, skip this step. But, if you do have an attic, inspect it for water penetration under the roof.
After you’ve completed your roof inspection, take the time to go over what you found. If you found anything that is of concern to you, contact the roofing professionals at Elite Roofing. They will be able to tell you if a repair or replacement is needed. You can call us at 813-630-0800 or visit our website.