How to Quickly Do Your Own Roof Inspection

It’s easy to miss roofing problems until it’s too late to stop them. This is why you should perform regular inspections on your roof’s condition.

Ideally, you should ask your expert roofing contractors in Stamford CT to do a thorough inspection of your roof once or twice a year. But it’s important to do your own quick checks too. Here’s how:

1. Roofing Surface

Check for shingles that are loose, cracked, or missing. Keep an eye out for hanging or popped nails and screws. Also, look out for warped wood, sagging areas, as well as signs of mold and rotting.

2. Flashing

Make sure your kickout flashing, a small piece of metal that leads water away from a structure, is where it should be—in areas where the roof edges meet joints, vent pipes, chimney, or an adjoining wall. Damaged flashing is the leading cause of water problems on your roof, so make sure it’s intact.

3. Gutter

Gutters need to be clear of leaves, twigs, and other types of debris. Otherwise, it’s going to clog and will not let water pass freely through and into the drains.

4. Attic

When doing roof checks, don’t forget the interior ceilings. Look for rusting nails, signs of frost buildup, or cracked, sagging, or leaking boards within the attic space.

5. Chimney

Since you’re checking up there anyway, give the chimney a once-over too. Check for leaks, damaged chimney flashing, as well as missing flue caps.

When doing even the quickest checks, it’s important to write down what you find. This will be useful later on when you start doing repairs. It will also give you a clear idea of which parts of the roof to check first on the next inspection.

For roofing that holds up every time you inspect it, trust only Vinylume, Inc. We are your experts in roofing in Stamford CT and surrounding areas. We use only the highest-quality materials and technique in our roof replacement (partial and complete), repair, and maintenance services.

We believe that a thorough inspection is essential to understanding what shape your roof is in. That is why we include a 10-step inspection process in our services. We will personally climb up your roof to check the roof surface, gutters, flashing, attic, and chimney. We will also provide a detailed assessment of your roof’s overall condition. Call us today for a free consultation and estimate of our roofing services.


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