Spring is the perfect time to schedule a roof inspection. Doing so is a good idea because the roofers can check possible damage from the winter and set preparations for a season that can be rainy or damp. Here’s what to keep an eye out for during this annual inspection.
Clean the Gutters
One of the first things you want to do is make sure that the gutters are clear. The changing of the seasons can lead to a pile-up of debris in these spaces, and if you don’t clear it out, the water buildup could spell disaster. While you’re at it, it is important to check for any loose gutters or downspouts and seal any gaps or holes. If your home has asphalt shingles, then also check your gutters for any buildup of shingle granules.
Check for Broken Shingles
Contact a professional or stay on the ground and utilize binoculars to complete an inspection of the roofing shingles. You want to keep an eye out for broken, buckled or missing shingles. Also check around skylights, the chimney, and around the roof’s edge for gaps or other damage.
Check Under the Roof
When you are looking for roof damage, it’s not only about what the roof looks like but how it’s protecting your home. Go inside your house and check the ceiling for any water intrusions. Check any rooms directly under the roof for any water damage and go up into the attic to investigate for any instances of daylight coming through the roof sheathing, as well as signs of dripping water, and any fresh or dried water stains on the wood.
Contact a professional
While you can keep an eye out for roof damage, you should absolutely take a moment to call a professional to do a roof inspection. While you might find the more glaring issues, only a licensed roofer can see any of the smaller signs that could mean big trouble later on. It’s a step well worth the time and money.
When looking for a roofing expert, look no further than the professionals at Roof Smith Construction. We know the ins and outs of roofing and we can ensure that your spring is enjoyable, and most importantly, dry. Contact us today!