Before you take out the ladder, read through these tips.
Roof maintenance is vital if you want to avoid repairs and expensive issues down the road. But it’s not always a job for the professionals; many times, homeowners can take care of essential tasks on their own. You don’t have to take safety risks either. You don’t even need to walk around on the roof or get up on a ladder.
Here are our top tips you can take to successfully complete a roof inspection:
- Only inspect your roof once or twice a year. You don’t need to go climbing up on your roof once a month (or at all). Simply walking around the house and checking for problems once or twice a year is more than sufficient.
- Look for leaks on the inside. You can do this after a big rainstorm or whenever you’re puttering around the house. Know the signs of a leak and be on the lookout for them. Common signs include damp spots along the fireplace; stains, dark patches, or discoloration on the ceiling; and water stains on pipes.
- Use binoculars to inspect your roof from the ground. Leave the ladder in the garage and take out your binoculars instead. Use them to check for cracked shingles, moss growth, rust spots on the flashing, and debris building up in the gutters.
- When in doubt, hire a professional. Only a professional roof inspector has the tools and knowledge to give your roof the most thorough inspection. A professional inspector can get the job done quickly and thoroughly, locating potential problems before they worsen.
Contact the MEIS Roofing & Construction Team Today!
Regular roof inspections are vital for your home, and our team knows this well. We’d be happy to answer your questions and give your roof the inspection it needs. We use the best techniques and products in the business, so don’t hesitate. Call us today to get started.