The roof of your home has one of the most important jobs — protecting your house and your family from the outside elements. If it ever becomes damaged, your home could become vulnerable to water damage, mold, and the outside temperatures. In order to make sure your roof is sound, inspections should be done every couple of months.
Check to see if any of the roof’s shingles are missing, cracked, curling, or blistering. Any that are will need to be replaced immediately to prevent roof leaks and damage to other shingles. Pay attention to vulnerable spots in your roof like around chimneys, roof valleys, and roof intersections. Flashing should be installed in these areas, so make sure it’s still in good condition.
After you assess the roof from the outside, head into your attic to inspect the underneath of it. Check for roof leaks by looking for dark spots and water stains on the ceiling. If any insulation looks abnormal, pull it back because there may be water damage on the wood beneath it. Paint on the attic’s ceiling (or on any of the house’s top floor ceilings) will also start peeling if there is too much moisture in the wood.
What to Do
Once your home inspection is complete, it’s time to make the appropriate repairs. When there are multiple shingles missing, damaged flashing, and there is water damage in the attic you may want to consider hiring a professional roofer. An expert installer can remove any damage and ensure that the new materials will not cause any of the problems your roof currently has.
Inspecting your roof should be done with each season change and after harsh storms. When your roof needs repair or replacement, contact the expert installers at Preferred Exterior. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.