Any residential roofing system will take a beating after a particularly strong storm. Therefore, once the storm has passed, it’s important that you inspect your roof. That way, any damage can be addressed, preventing it from worsening and leading to bigger issues. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t do this because they simply have no idea where to start. Here are some tips.
Ground Level Inspections
Once the storm has passed, you can begin your inspection at ground level. Make sure to walk around your property to do a visual inspection, and look for shingles that may have blown off around your yard. If you see any, that means your roof is damaged, and the wood on the roof deck below is exposed.
Soffit, Fascia and Roof Structures
On the other hand, if you have any structures attached to your roof, you can check from ground level if they sustained any damage. For a closer look, you can climb a ladder to examine them, following safety precautions to protect yourself. While you’re doing this, you can also check on the status of your soffit and fascia to see if they were damaged by the storm as well.
Climb the Roof
If it’s safe to do so, and you have the adequate amount of experience, you can also climb up onto the roof level and see if there is any major damage to the shingles. Make sure to take detailed notes of anything that seems out of place as well. If you aren’t keen on doing this step on your own, you can always call the roof repair and inspection professionals at Crown Roofing to examine your roof for you.
Check Roofing Warranty
A roofing warranty can go a long way if you ever need to have your roof repaired or replaced. With that in mind, make sure to consult your roofing warranty for details after an inspection. That way, you may be able to have some repairs done at no cost to you.
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