You ought to inspect your roof at the minimum of two times per year – one time in the spring season and one time in the fall season, according to the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association). However, as it’ll come to inspecting the roof, the majority of homeowners wonder where they ought to start.
Check the Interior
The ideal place to start is inside the house – especially the attic. Below we list 4 things to be on the lookout for on the attic ceiling (do not forget to use a flashlight):
- Places where outside lighting is showing through
- Sagging alongside the roof deck
- Indications of leaking and/or water damage
- Trails and/or dark spots
Check the Exterior
You also will have to check the exterior of the roof. As you do, search for things such as curling, damaged flashing, rotting, blistering, buckling, as well as algae or mold growth (which appears like greenish or dark stains and usually is find this inside humid climates).
As you are inspecting, you also should:
- Inspect the roof for missing, ripped, or cracked shingles.
- Scan your roof for any loose materials.
- Search for wear around the pipes, vents, or chimneys.
- Inspect your gutters for shingle granules (that look like big sand grains). If there’s an excessive quantity, it means the roof is over-worn.
- Be on the lookout for indications of rot, mold, and/or moisture. (Damp spots might not be directly underneath shingles – it may head down to its lowest spot before dripping.)
If the roof has deteriorated over a period of time and is within a state of disrepair, it is vital to at least give some consideration to having it replaced. There are a multitude of benefits that are associated with roof replacement, and you are going to want to take a look into a few of them before you make a choice of any type. See more information about the benefits of roof replacements here.
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