Roof Care: Inspections & Why They’re Important

Roof Care: Inspections & Why They’re Important


Your roof is what holds your home together. Taking care of your roof isn’t as complicated as it sounds and only requires attention about once a year. Catching issues early is paramount and can extend the lifespan of your roof and your home. Roof inspections should be conducted once a year by a professional to screen for a multitude of issues. What do inspectors take a look at?


  • Weather and aging. Throughout the years, especially in the south, weather conditions can take a toll on roofs. Your inspector will search for wind damage, debris damage, etc.
  • Routine maintenance damage. When you’ve got people on your roof hanging Christmas lights or just clearing debris off, there is always a possibility of damage. Maintenance damage is usually nothing to panic about, but definitely a good idea to have looked at and fixed before it worsens.
  • Leak assessment. Roof inspectors will thoroughly check for any leaks in your roofing. If a leak is detected, you will want to have it fixed or taken care of immediately as this can lead to mold growth and quicker deterioration of the roof itself.
  • Proper drainage. Roof inspectors take a look at your roof for standing water and find the source of water that is trapped.
  • Vegetation damage. Overhanging branches, moss growth, and more can cause damage to your roof and it’s something the inspector will search for.
  • Security. Critters and criminals will find any way they can get in. Your roof inspector will be able to detect any areas of concern that could cause security issues within your home. 

 

Inspectors are great for checking up on your roof and advising of needed repairs, but there are a few things you can do all year to take care of your roof. 

 

  • Checking shingles regularly is a must. If you notice irregularities or missing/broken shingles, it needs to be repaired as soon as possible.
  • Check for ceiling or attic leaks. If you have leaks coming from either of these areas, there is a leak coming from your roofing or gutters. This is something you will want to seek professional assistance for.
  • Clean your gutters. Keeping your gutters clean is the best way to maintain your roof. Buildup of debris can overwhelm your gutters and wear your roof down at an increased rate. 
  • Trim overhanging branches. Overgrown vegetation can cause damage to your roof and create the opportunity for a multitude of issues.

Taking care of your roof is imperative to a healthy and safe home. These tips will assist in keeping your roof maintained and if you need any roofing services or other property maintenance assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Maestro.