The Process of a Roof Maintenance Check
The performance and durability of a home’s roofing system is very important in protecting the rest of the structure and everything in it from the devastation of the outdoor weather. Because the costs of roof replacement can be very big depending on the damage to your roof, many homeowners want to protect their roofing systems to be sure that they will last for as long as possible.
We will start from the inside and work our way out, which we will finish around the bottom of the roof near the gutters. It is very important to check your roof every 6 months, by doing that you will be able to catch problems early in order to save time and money. Here is the process for homeowners to follow when they perform their own maintenance checks.
Inside your house
When checking for damage on your roof, the best place to start would be on the inside of your house. The first thing you should check are stains which are often indicators that water is seeping through and into your home. On a typical roof, you check if there are any cracked or loose shingles and replace or fix it. Also have to check for moss and mold, other cracks, curling, peeling and worn out parts which have missing granules. Replacement and tightening as needed. The very first thing that might stand out is a sagging roof. All uneven lines that might have changed over time have to be investigated. If your roof changed like that you need to look for a licensed professional to look at your roof. Any kind of leaking or water damage you will need to look at next. In the long run it will probably save you a lot of money which you will be able to use on something else. Try to find where the entry point is, it might be visible when light starts to come through the attic which will reveal the holes. If there are any holes where moisture can enter your house that will lead to big problems along the way if you do not catch it now. If you can seal the gaps yourself, do it. If you cannot, do not hesitate to call a licensed professional.
Outside the house
After you have inspected the interior of your house and attic, you can now move to the actual roof. Look for cracked or missing shingles while you are looking. Be also aware of any sand build up in your gutters, since that is usually a sign of advanced decay from your shingles. Roof areas that are unprotected can breed moss, rot or mold which is more than likely to lead to leaking and extensive damage. You need to make sure that the gutter and downspouts are still on your roof and attached. Unplug any drains that are blocked and clean the gutters. If water builds up in your gutters that can lead to a breakdown of the chemicals on your roof and compromise the structure of it over time so you need to be sure they are cleaned. You need to check your roof, especially after a storm and more often than normal because they can do serious damage to your roof. After that storm, you will need to check it to be sure it is stable and free of damages to prevent future extensive repair. Tree debris on your roof damaged gutters and blown away shingles are some of the ways these events can damage your roof. If you do not repair them early you will have to face big problems with your roof as a result of that.
That is the key to having a good roof so that you can enjoy it for many decades that are ahead.
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