Walk around the outside of your home, inspecting the roof from the ground up for signs of damage, sagging, and aging. Take note of any problem areas or areas that need a closer inspection.
As you continue your roof inspection, keep an eye out for bent and wavy shingles! Hot attic air often causes shingles to buckle and curl away from the house.
Look for missing, damaged, or aged shingles – this is the leading cause of roof damage. When you take the time to inspect your roof, you can catch minor problems.
It is very important to clean roof gutters and overhangs and maintain downspouts! As you perform these essential tasks, take note of open joints and signs of rot.
Look carefully for granule loss. Loss of granules indicates that the shingles have aged or been affected by severe weather and no longer protect your home from damaging storms.
Does your house have an attic? If not, skip this step! If your home has an attic, look for signs of water penetration under the roof.