As we all know, severe weather can cause extensive damage, especially to our roofs. To avoid costly repairs, inspecting your roof before and after severe weather seasons is important. You should also inspect your roof after severe weather, such as a hurricane, tornado, hailstorm, or straight-line winds.
If you live in an area prone to severe weather, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected by us at least once a year. We will be able to identify potential problems and make recommendations for repair or replacement before those issues become worse and more expensive to fix.
If you notice any damage to your roof, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Ignoring roof damage can lead to further damage and expensive repairs down the road. If you are unsure how to repair your roof or if the damage is extensive, it is best to contact us for assistance.
It’s important to regularly inspect and maintain your roof to ensure it’s in good condition. Use this checklist as a guide for what to look for when inspecting your roof:
1. The Roof Surface
– Check for any missing, loose, or damaged shingles. Look for signs of leaks, such as water stains on the ceiling.
2. The Flashing
– Inspect the condition of the flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys. Check for gaps or cracks that would allow water or moisture.
– Check that all vents are clear of debris and properly sealed.
– Inspect the condition of the chimney, looking for cracks or gaps. Make sure that the flashing is secure.
– Check skylights for any signs of leaks. Make sure that the seals are in good condition.
6. Gutters And Downspouts
– Clean out gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage. Look for any signs of damage, such as rusting or sagging.
7. Roof Penetrations
– Inspect roof penetrations, such as pipes and vents, for any signs of leaks. Make sure that the seals are secure.
8. The Attic
– Check the attic for any signs of leaks or water damage. Inspect the condition of the insulation and ventilation.
9. The Structure
– Inspect the rafters and trusses for any signs of mold and damage. Check for water infiltration.
10. The Roof Deck
– Inspect the roof deck for any signs of rot or damage.
This roof maintenance checklist will help ensure your roof stays in good condition for years. Regular inspections and prompt repairs will save you money in the long run.
If you discover any problems with your roof, be sure to have it repaired as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Regular maintenance will help extend your roof’s life and protect your home.
Taking care of your roof will help keep your home or business safe and weatherproof. For more information on roofing in the Metro Atlanta and North Georgia area, please contact us at 404-267-6999.