Even if you don’t usually do a thorough roof inspection every other year, it’s imperative this time since your roof will likely need some extra TLC after the last few years of intense weather changes. So, what should you look for when climbing up on your roof? Let’s see what Royal Contracting Solutions has to say about it.
Roof Inspection: Why Making a Checklist Important?
Before we get into the items on the checklist, let’s talk about why having a checklist is essential in the first place.
We believe a roof inspection is a key to maintaining your home’s structural integrity and lifespan. After all, your roof takes a beating day in, and day out, so it’s essential to give it some love every once in a while. But more importantly, catching problems early can save you big bucks down the road. Just think – if you catch that one missing shingle now, you won’t have to replace your entire roof in a few years!
So, without further ado, here’s what you should include on your 2022 Roof Inspection Checklist:
The first thing you’ll want to check for are any damaged, loose, or missing shingles. If you see any of these, make a note and call your roofing contractor – they’ll be able to make the necessary repairs.
Flashing is the metal (usually aluminum) used to seal up any joints in your roof. Over time, flashing can become corroded or loose, so it’s important to check that it’s still in good shape. If it isn’t, water can start seeping in, leading to many problems.
While you’re up there, please look at your gutters and ensure they’re free of debris. Clogged gutters on your roof can cause water to back up and pool on the roof, leading to leaks or other damage.
If your home has skylights, check them for any cracks or leaks. Just like your roof shingles, if you see any damage, make a note of it and call your roofing contractor.
5. Vent pipes
Vent pipes are a necessary part of your home’s plumbing system, but they can also be a source of leaks if they’re not in good shape. Check the rubber seals around each pipe’s base to ensure they’re not cracked or damaged. If they are, water could start seeping in, causing problems down the road.
If your place has a chimney, inspect it for any cracks or leaks. Water can quickly enter through the smallest of cracks, so it’s important to catch them early and fix them before they open doors to significant problems.
So, there you have it! These are a few things you should look for when inspecting your roof. If you’re unsure about something or see any damage, don’t hesitate to call your roofing contractor.
Is your home’s roof in need of repair or replacement? The experts at Royal Contracting Solutions can help. We offer several roofing services, including inspections, repairs, and replacements in the Prairie Village area.