Roofing inspections should take place on the outside of the home as well as the interior. A proper roof inspection will look at all the components that your roof system is comprised of. Hiring a licensed roofing company is always recommended to perform a roof inspection. However, if you’re inspecting your own roof do so with great care. I recommend walking around your home using binoculars first to spot any obvious signs of concerns. Another option is setting up a ladder at the roof level to make a visual observation of the overall appearance of your roof.
What you should look for on the outside:
- Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
- Missing or broken shingles.
- Abundance of moss.
- Debris on your roof.
- Cracked caulk or rusted flashing.
- Excessive accumulations of granules in gutters.
- Sagging at the ridges or middle of roof. Might suggest damaged sheathing.
What you should look for on the inside:
- Check your attic for any signs of leaks. Look for dark stains on rafters or underside of deck sheathing.
- Look for sagging sheathing between rafters.
- Dark areas on ceiling inside home.
- Peeling paint on walls or ceiling.
Remember those are some of the more obvious signs of concerns. Hiring a licensed roofing company or roofing inspector will allow a trained professional to assess the current condition of your roof and identify concerns that a untrained eye might miss.Concerned about the condition of your roof? Call Batterbee Roofing, Inc for your complete roof inspection at 352-504-4441
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