If you have defects in your roofing system, it can cause a leak that will allow water to enter into your home. This can result is damage to your belongings and the structure of your house. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, it’s advisable to inspect a roofing system twice a year. Doing this will result in your roof retaining its ability to perform like it’s meant to. By following some guidelines, you can have a roofing system that will add aesthetic value to your residence like vertical blinds on your windows.
If you don’t know how to perform a roofing inspection, you may want to call a roofing company to do it for you. These companies have roofers who can assist you over the phone also. These professionals will tell you how to gather the right tools and equipment before starting the roofing inspection. You will want to have the right protective equipment to protect you against falls. Only inspect your roof when there is plenty of sunlight and it’s not raining. It’s a good idea to have another person with you to check for damage you may miss.
Start your roofing inspection by looking at the shingles on your roof. You will be looking for buckling, curling, and blistering in the shingles. You may have one or more missing shingles that will need to be replaced. Carefully view the roof so you don’t miss any areas. Inspect the flashing for cracked caulk or rust spots. Look for clumps of moss and lichen. This is may be indicative of the presence of roof decay. Further inspect your roof for any deterioration or faults.
When you are done with the outside of your home, head up to the attic to look at the underside of the roof. Look for dark stains on the ceiling and puddles of water on the floor. Noticing any of these will require further investigation so you can find a leak.
When you get to know your roof system, subsequent roof inspections will be easier and less time-consuming. Getting advice from professionals at a roofing company will assist you in performing this task correctly.