What Should Be On Your Residential Roof Checklist?

What Should Be On Your Residential Roof Checklist?

Monitoring the integrity of your roof is critical to protecting the safety and comfort of your home. When it’s time to have your annual roof inspection conducted, there are a few things you can do to make the task easier for roofing experts. Take a moment to go over this short checklist to ensure your roof inspection goes smoothly.

Check Siding, Eaves, Gutters and Fascia from the Ground

Walk around the perimeter of the house and check for any visible damage from ground level. Keep an eye out for signs of water damage to the fascia or siding as this may indicate an issue with the gutter system. If the gutter system becomes clogged or starts leaking, water can accumulate around the home and eventually cause damage to your home’s foundation. 

Look for pieces of roof shingles which may have blown off the roof after a windstorm. Missing shingles can provide an entry point for moisture to enter into the roof deck and frame. If you find any issues like these, contact a roofing professional to take a look.

Remove Potential Inspection Obstructions 

When roofing experts arrive, they will need to have easy access to the roof and some items around the home can get in the way. Remove stored items from around the edge of the house and check to ensure the attic space can be easily accessed as well.

Check the Attic

If there is a penetration in your roof, water can find its way into the attic space and cause serious issues. Aside from the corrosion to screws, nails and braces in your truss, water will cause mold to grow throughout your attic. The combination of rust, wood rot and mold spores can turn your attic into a hostile environment which can potentially impact the health of loved ones. Your roof inspection will include thoroughly checking the attic for signs of these problems.

If you believe your roof has been damaged, call Moore and Sons Roofing right away. Our team of experts have over 70 years of collective experience in the field, helping homeowners throughout Grand Rapids with superior roof repair when they need help the most. Family owned and operated, Moore and Sons Roofing delivers 24/7 support for our valued West Michigan customers. Trust in us to restore the integrity of your roof fast.

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