How to Inspect Your Roof for Damage

Nov 05, 2019

Roof DamageWhen was the last time you inspected your roof? Maybe you took a quick scan after a particularly rough storm to make sure there were no shingles out of place and your gutters were intact? Closely inspecting your roof is something you should be doing on a regular basis – at least twice a year – to identify any damage before it becomes a real problem. If you’re worried that a roof inspection is something that you can’t do on your own, don’t be! It’s actually a very easy process:

Do a Quick Scan

The first thing you should do is to quickly look at your roof from the ground and take note of any immediate damage you see – perhaps a sagging area of your roof or damaged shingles.

Look for Piles of Moss or Algae

Next, look for any moss or algae growth. While the growth of moss and algae isn’t immediately dangerous or harmful to your roof, it can signify the beginning of roof degradation and should be noted.

Inspect Your Shingles

For this process, you may need to climb up on a ladder to look closely at your shingles. You’ll want to look for any signs of buckling, curling, or granule loss because these are signs that your shingles are beginning to age. Make note of how many shingles are damaged, though, because you may only need to replace a few of them rather than the whole roof.

Examine Your Attic

Lastly, it’s time to inspect your roof from the inside – your attic. Look for signs of water penetration or damaged roof boards that let in light.

If you’ve completed your roof inspection and noticed areas of damage that need to be repaired, turn to the team at Byers. We will be happy to assess the damage you noticed and let you know if you simply need a roof repair or a full replacement. We won’t ever try to upsell you on a new roof if it’s not required – that’s just not the way we do things here at Byers.

Contact Byers today to learn more about our roof inspection process. We’ll be glad to answer your questions!