Need a new roof? Here are 10 ways to tell…

***A roof should be inspected twice a year (Spring & Fall)

Take it from the top:

**This is the best place to begin is inside of your home…

  1. Places where the roof deck is sagging
  2. Signs of water damage or leaking
  3. Dark spots and trails
  4. Outside light showing through the roof

Exterior Check:

**Pay attention to such things as damaged flashing, missing shingles, curling, blistering, buckling, rotting and algae growth (which occurs most often in humid climates and appears as dark or greenish stains

  1.   Visually inspect your roof for cracks, torn, bald or missing shingles.
  2. Scan the roof for loose material or wear around chimneys, vents, pipes or other pentrations.
  3. Watch out for an excessive amount of shingle grandules
    1. They look like large graines of sand in the gutters
    2. Sign of advanced wear
  4. Check for signs of moisture, rot or mold
    1. Spots may be directly under the faulty shingle
      1. Water travels down to the lowest point before it starts to drip.
    2. Mold, fungi and bacteria growns quickly
      1. 24-48 hours water related problems
  5. Examine the drainage and make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached.
    1. Ensure all drains are open and allow water to exit and all gutters and downspouts are free of debris
  6. Check that all bath, kitchen and dryer vents go entirely outside of your home
    1. Not just into the attic space.

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