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Tips on How to Inspect your Roof

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

The roof is a very essential part of your house. It protects you from the harsh heat of the sun. It covers you from the pouring rain, and it shields you from the strong gust of wind. Regular inspection of your roof is needed so that it won’t be fully damaged.

Inspection of your roof can be done by yourself. However, if you don’t have the confidence to do it, Safe and Sound Property Inspections can do the job for you. We can check whether your roof has acquired some damages. We can also provide you ways on how to remedy it. For now, we are imparting you these tips so that you can call the help of us professionals when necessary.

When is the Best Time for Roof Inspection?

The best time to inspect your roof for possible damages would be during a bright windy day. With that, you can see clearly from the outside the small cuts, holes, dents and molds on your roof. If you would be inspecting it when the sun is high, be sure to ready yourself from the sweat you would experience.

In a more specific time frame, you can render a complete inspection of your roof during spring and fall. For a complete inspection, it is best to do it twice a year. However, if your place was hit by a storm, do some quick inspections on your roof. There could be possible damages.

What to Look for When you Inspect your Roof?

Before you climb a ladder and inspect your roof on the outside, inspect first the inside of your home. If there are signs of leakages like water marks on your ceiling and walls, it is possible that your roof has holes. Look up at the ceiling and see whether there are molds forming. It is also a sign that water has been stocking on that moldy part. Climb into your attic and look for the same signs. If there are signs of dampness in the area, the roof is likely damaged.

After checking the inside, it is now time for you to climb on the roof itself. First, look for the roof hazards. If there are any stock up leaves, debris and looming branches of trees, they should be removed. Next, you should look for any broken or loose part of your roof. If there are missing tiles or shingles, cater to it immediately. Also, look for rusts and molds. If these would be ignored, your roof will form a hole. If you are not quite sure on what to look for, call professional roof inspectors.