Inspect Your Roof To Avoid Major Repairs This Winter

by | Oct 27, 2022 | roof contractor

Fort Worth Roof InspectionMost people believe that storms and other major weather events are the main reason for roof repairs. A roof contractor will tell homeowners that roof repair is caused by home owners who neglect their roofs until it is too late.

Your roof should be treated the same as your car. Regular oil changes and checking of the tires, fluids, filters, and other maintenance should be done on your car. It would be foolish to wait for your transmission to stop, your engine to fail or any other major problem before you do the recommended maintenance.

Your roof is no exception. Every day, different parts of your home or business are exposed to wear and tear. You see your carpets, doors, and appliances every day so you know when they need to be repaired. You will have to put in extra effort to inspect your roof semi-annually.

Fort Worth Roofing Contractor Offers Simple Solutions to Avoid Major Repairs

When to Inspect

  • When you are about to enter winter, like we are right now
  • after a winter storm
  • when we are approaching spring and summer is a good time to inspect your roofing system
  • when you are anticipating selling your home

What to Inspect

Start with the interior of your home. You will need to inspect each room in your home for any spots or damage. To inspect for water damage or mold, make sure you have a flashlight handy in closets and crawl spaces. A watermark is not harmless. A small watermark may indicate that a roof leak is occurring. A minor leak can be fixed and save you money in the long-term.

Check out your attic. If you don’t have a floor in the attic, make sure you are on the wood beams. With a flashlight, inspect the sheathing, beams and rafters for any water damage. Mark any areas you notice with chalk, even the minor ones. You will then be able at your next inspection to determine if that spot is growing. You should determine the source of water in your roof. These minor leaks should be fixed as soon as possible.

Take a look at your roof from the outside. Take a step back from your business or home and inspect the roof’s surface. Pay attention to the flashing, gutters, eaves, and surface. Is the roof straight and smooth? Any sagging on the roof is a sign of a structural problem. It could simply mean that the beam was not installed correctly or could indicate a larger problem.

Have a closer look at the roof. It is a good idea for another person to inspect the roof. You should look for:

  • Broken or missing shingles
  • Damage to plumbing vents or attic
  • Damage to gutters and down spouts
  • Check the flashing around the chimney

Write down the things that need to be done to prevent any leaks.

The majority of repairs are minor, and most roof repair companies can make these repairs before they become costly. You need to understand when a roofing contractor can be your best investment. If you attempt to do a job that you aren’t qualified for, you can cause more damage.

It can be a great way to save money on a roof replacement by taking the time to inspect your roof. Restoration Roofing TX in Fort Worth can answer your questions and provide a free estimate.

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