Tips on DIY roof inspections
Once a homeowner installs a roof on top of its house, he or she usually thinks the job is done. No more problems for at least a decade. However, the truth is far from it. To keep it properly functioning at all times, a roof needs to be maintained and inspected not just annually, but biannually if possible.
Some things should be left to the experts. Any kind of procedure that requires specific knowledge and modus operandi is better left for professionals to handle. However, some things you can do on your own. Inspecting your roof is one of those things you can do on your own. Following are some tips on what to look out for while inspecting your roof, and some expert tips on how to maximize your endeavor and spend as little as possible.
First of all, to make one thing clear – if you have any kind of problem when it comes to dealing with heights, you needn’t climb a ladder. Simply arm yourself with a pair of binoculars and inspect the damage from the ground.
Second of all, here are some things you should look out for:
- Any appearance of moss or lichen, be it small or large, shouldn’t be neglected. It can mean your plywood base is decaying
- Cracked flashing
- Any sign of rusting
- Any kind of damage done to your chimney
- Missing shingles
- Broken shingles
- Colored grit in the gutter is generally a bad sign since it means there is no safety layer between the asphalt and the outside
Third of all, as mentioned earlier, some things don’t require an expert’s attention. Small repairs could be done easily and professionally, even if you’re an amateur. Those problems would include singular shingles being cracked or missing, a nail that popped out of its place. If you’re careful and if you educate yourself on the matter, there shouldn’t be a problem. When it comes to finances, you shouldn’t worry much. All of these repairs take up very little of your money and your time. It may seem as if you’re okay without actually doing anything, after all, it’s just a small crack. But a single crack is enough for your entire roof to collapse over time. You might think you would notice any serious damage, but you would be amazed how little attention you pay to your roof every day.
Major repairs should always be left to the professionals. After all, they are professionals.
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