Inspecting your shingle Roof? We do not recommend that you inspect your roof, I think it is best to pay a professional. Here at Parent Remodeling we offer free inspections and insurance roof inspections. However, if you must, below are some signs to look out for.
Inspecting your shingle roof – Walk around the exterior of your home, look at the roof from the ground for signs of any damage, sagging, and aging. If t your roof deck is sagging or if you can see natural light showing through the roof, call a roofing contractor for an estimate.
- If you notice shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering, this would be a sign that you need to replace your roof. Hot air from attics often causes shingles to buckle and curl away from the home, putting your roof at risk for more damage and poor roof ventilation
- Missing or broken shingles. Look for missing, damaged, and aged shingles – this is the leading cause of roof damage. By inspecting your roof you can catch this before it becomes a major issue and then cause damage. Missing shingles leaves the underlayment exposed to inclement weather, and it looks unattractive!
- When inspecting your shingle roof look for cracked and worn rubber boots around vent pipes, this leads to leaks.
- Rotted leaves and moss could mean the roof is damaged underneath. identify areas with moss, algae, and piles of leaves – these areas are notorious for causing major leaks. Are there damage marks or water spots? Rot and mold can occur when you have constant water exposure to wood rafters.
- Look closely for granule loss. Granule loss indicates that shingles have aged or have been affected by severe weather, and are no longer protecting your home against damaging storms. If your shingles don’t have a texture on them anymore, it is time for a new roof!
- It is important to clean your gutters and roof overhangs and maintain your downspouts! As you’re performing these essential tasks, make note of open joins and signs of rot, as those are typical indicators of larger issues.