As a homeowner, you know that your roof is the first line of defense against the scorching sun and other bad weather. That’s why it’s important to be able to identify when your roof could use some attention or repairs. There are a few steps you should take in order to properly inspect your roof.
When To Inspect Your Roof:
It’s best to inspect your roof twice a year in order to detect damage in well-enough time. You should also check the state of your roof after a big rain or snowstorm.
How to Inspect Your Roof:
- Check Your Gutters: Take a look in your gutters to see if there are any pieces of your shingles that may have broken off your roof. Also make sure there are no leaves, twigs, or other debris in your gutters, as this can lead to pooling water that can seep under your shingles.
- Check for Dry Rot: If your roof is made of wooden or shake shingles, you should inspect it more often to check if there is warping or rot. If you find shingles that are not lying flat and are curving up instead, you’ll need to replace those right away.
- Check the Flashing: Flashing is the sheets of metal that cover areas along your vent pipes, chimneys, and dormers. If your flashing is cracked or dented, it could lead to leaks into your home.
A great way to keep your roof in good shape is by keeping it clean. Keystone Gutter Helmet offers Roof Shield to prevent black streaks and discoloration on your roof without the use of harsh chemicals or pressure washing. For more information or to get a free quote, call us at 610-371-4383.