7 Signs You Need a Roof Inspection


7 Signs You Need a Roof InspectionWhen buying a home, there are many things to take into consideration. One of those things is your roof. 

It doesn’t matter if the roof is old or new, it can still have damage, and buying a home with roof damage will only add to the stress of paying for and maintaining your new home.  

The good news is inspecting your roof isn’t difficult and can be done by anyone. So how can you inspect your roof?  

How to Inspect a Roof  

Although getting up on your roof to do an inspection is dangerous, you can detect most abnormalities in it by simply using binoculars.  

While some of these things could be signs of natural aging, they could also be evidence of something more serious. Here are some signs that it’s time for a roof inspection.  

Leaking Roof 

Perhaps the most obvious sign that your roof needs repair is when the roof is leaking. Allowing your roof to leak for a long time could lead to mold and other serious problems.  

Missing Tiles  

Even one missing tile can do damage. Although this damage might not be visible to you, a gap can create a break in the roof which the weather can penetrate. Moreover, you could soon see more tiles slipping out of place, which will only make the damage worse.  

Rusted Flashing  

Rusted flashing is not only unattractive, but damaged flashing could warp, curl, or even develop holes, leaving the home vulnerable to more leaks.  

Since flashing needs to be in good condition for the rain to wash debris off the roof, you must contact a roofer immediately if you notice bent flashing around chimneys and skylights.  

A Recent Bad Storm  

Have you recently weathered a bad storm? If so, step outside your home and examine your roof for any damage. Inclement weather such as hail and wind can inflict heavy damage that you may not even notice.  

Damaged Shingles  

If your roof shingles look bruised, blistered, curled, cracked, or flaky, contact a roofer immediately. These characteristics could all be signs of serious damage that will leave your roof vulnerable to storm damage.  

Drywall Damage  

Evidence of roof damage can also be spotted inside the home. If the drywall begins to crack or becomes discolored, there may be something wrong. Before you start probing at the wall, make sure you know what’s causing the damage in the first place.  

Paint Peeling  

Has the paint on your roofline begun to look frayed or rough? Peeling paint is a common sign that your roof needs inspection and could signal humidity buildup, causing the paint to peel or blister.  

How Long Does a Roof Inspection Take  

Roof inspections can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Factors that determine this length of time include the size of the home and whether it’s single or multi-story.  

For roof inspections, contact a CertainTeed professional. We understand that the roof is an essential part of your home, and we know how to diagnose your roofing problem and offer a solution in a timely, efficient manner. Don’t wait for your roof to cave in. Contact us today. We are just a phone call away. 

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