Spring Roofing Checklist

Just as a lawyer should handle legal matters and mechanics should fix your car, you should allow a trained roofer to take care of your roof. It’s a smart investment to have your roof checked twice a year – in the fall just before it gets cold and in the spring just after the cold season. The change in weather, humidity, temperature, etc has an effect on your house – from your foundation to your roof. Most of the time the effects are minimal, but over time these small cracks, leaks and movement of your home WILL cause damage that needs to be addressed. If you can get to the damage early the repair cost will be limited and you won’t have to worry about major leaks that will likely affect other areas of your home.

Similar, if your area has been hit by a storm – high winds, hail, pounding rain you should get your roof and attic inspected. If you notice water stains or bulging ceilings, musty or mold smell then there’s no doubt you need to get a professional roofer in to find the problem and fix it before it becomes a huge issue.

A roof inspection should cover the following. It takes a trained eye and proper safety equipment to thoroughly inspect a roof inside and out.

Outside Roof Check:

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  • bubbled-up, curled or split shingles
  • Loose or exposed nails
  • Missing or cracked caulk on flashing
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Loose shingles at the ridge lines
  • Damaged or missing flashing
  • Rusted metal flashing
  • Sagging or bulging
  • Noticable granule loss
  • Broken seals
  • Cracks in your chimney
  • Dry rot
  • Proper overhang on gutters
  • Loose or cracked gutters and downspouts
  • Damaged or rotted fascia board

Attic / Inside Roof Check

  • Cracks on roof sheathing
  • Proper ventilation
  • Leaks around vents, chimneys etc
  • Sagging decking between rafters
  • Visible light from the outside

If you notice anything in the above lists it’s important to have an experienced roofer look at your roof and evaluate the situation. Most roof repairs if caught early are inexpensive but if you let leaks or other issues grow they can cause expensive damage to your roof and other areas of your home. Call Canyon Creek Roof Co today for a free estimate.