Homeowner's Roof Inspection Process
The one thing every homeowner thinks about when they get a knock on the door from a roofer or a big storm comes through their area is "Do I really have damage to my roof?". Most people who are not familiar with roofing or home construction have no idea what to look for when inspecting their home for damges after a storm. Right now, I am going to walk you through a couple of steps to take without getting on your roof to check for damages. First, do a complete walk around of your home to see if there are any missing or broken shingles laying on the ground or hanging off your roof. If you do find shingles missing or broken shingles, give us a call for a free no obligation roof inspection. Second, from the ground look up and see if there is a wave in the shingles. What does that mean you say? Well when hard winds blow through shingles will lift up and then lay back down pulling the shingles through the nail and only allowing the tar strips to seal back down when the shingles warm up again. What you are looking at is the wave, the bump, the place where shingles have been lifted but are no longer nailed to the roof. The corner of the shingle is flapping in the wind or the shingle has slightly slid down and will look out of place. Lastly, to check for hail damage on your roof without getting up there take a look at you gutters. Walk underneath your gutters and look for small or large indentions or dents inside the gutters, they will be outward facing dents. You can also run you hand along the gutter to find that the gutter is no longer smooth to the touch. These are just a few ways to quickly tell if you have any roof damage without having to get on your roof to check.