How Often Should You Have A Roof Inspection?
Answer: At least once per year!
Whether you call an experienced professional or you climb on the roof and look at it yourself, it is important that you complete a roof inspection yearly. A thorough inspection will prolong the life of your roof and alert you to any leak or potential leak before it accumulates into a much bigger and more expensive problem. Here are a few things to look for if you are conducting the roof inspection yourself.
1. Tree Limbs Touching The Roof
Trim back any tree limbs that have become overgrown and touch the roof. The limbs can quickly scrape away at your shingles or damage tiles.
2. Clean The Gutters
Remove any debris that has built up in the gutters to allow water to quickly and easily drain from the roof. Sitting water on your roof can create major leaks and damage.
3. Look For Particles of Shingles (granules) in Gutters and Around Perimeter
If you find something that looks like this, then chances are it is time to consider a new roof.
4. Lifted or Buckled Shingles
This could be a sign of poor attic ventilation or maybe due to a bad roof installation, but if you catch it early enough it can be repaired.
These are several important items to look for when inspecting your roof that will help prolong the life of your roof. A helpful reminder is when spring cleaning, clean the house inside and outside and remember your roof. To have your roof inspected by a professional and reside within the Greater Houston Area, please call us at 281-807-9993 to schedule a free roof inspection.