Tips for How to Perform a Proper DIY Inspection on Your Roof

Inspecting your roof is a very important responsibility for a homeowner. Especially, here in St. Louis where weather patterns can turn on a dime and massive amounts of rain could be around the corner at any moment. Routinely inspecting your roof will provide you with peace of mind when it comes to protecting your most valuable asset.

How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?

Inspecting your roof regularly is a practice every homeowner should observe. It is much easier to prevent problems or fix small issues than it is to recover from a devastating roofing issue.

It should be a habit to inspect your roof at least once a year. Although, after major occurrences of severe weather you want to take a look to make sure that you have not incurred any new damage.

What Should You Look for?

Firstly, you want to inspect to make sure that there are no shingles missing. You also want to be on the lookout for curved or warped shingles. Missing or damaged shingles can lead to leaks developing . Examining your flashings is next on the list. Flashings are pieces of metal that are curved around the edge of the roof. Damaged flashings can lead to water problems and leaks.

Inspecting your gutters is next on the checklist. There are a couple of important reasons to examine your gutters. You want to check to ensure that there are no particles or granules from your shingles in your gutters. If there is an excessive amount of granules in the gutter it could be an indicator of possible problems with your shingles. You also want to make sure that there is nothing preventing your gutters from draining properly. If your gutters are not draining properly it could lead to problems with water runoff gathering around your foundation or other vulnerable parts of your home.

A routine roof inspection is crucial when it comes to making sure your roof and home remain in great shape. If climbing on the roof is something you’re not comfortable with or you have areas of your roof that you can’t reach give us a call. We are happy to come out and take a look at your roof to make sure that everything is as it should be.

If there is a need for repair our roofing experts are ready and willing to fix any issues you may have. We are a locally owned company. When you work with us, you know that you are working with a company that takes pride in the St. Louis community and that we will be there to stand behind our work.

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1933 Union Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125
P: (314) 846-3355
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