Tips to Help You Make a Roof Maintenance Checklist

Apr 20, 2020 | Roofing

As a roofing expert, Greenawalt Roofing Company strongly recommends including roof maintenance in your regular home maintenance checklist. By staying aware of your roof’s condition and fixing small problems before they escalate, you will improve your roof’s lifespan, performance and appearance.

Roof Leak Warning Signs

You don’t need to climb on your roof to spot signs of trouble. It’s best to leave that to the professionals. Instead, examine your roof from the ground with a pair of binoculars, looking for damaged or missing shingles, rust spots or cracked caulk on your flashings, cracked or worn out rubber boots around vent pipes and masses of mold and lichen. Check your gutters for piles of asphalt granules, as well. Granules in your gutters can indicate that your asphalt shingles are nearing the end of their service life.

Other Signs of Roof Leaks

You can also check the other areas of your home for early signs of roof leaks. Go to your attic and look for wet insulation or sunlight peeking through the roof. Both signs mean your home is vulnerable to leaks. You can also look for dark areas on your ceilings, water stains on pipes venting the water heater or furnace and peeling paint on the underside of roof overhangs. As a roofing specialist, we recommend calling us for a professional inspection if you spot any of these signs.

Our Roof Inspection Services

Our professional roof inspection and maintenance services will provide a more accurate picture of your roof’s condition. Water can travel from one end of your roof to another, making it hard to pinpoint the source of a leak without professional help. We can also determine the status of your roof underlayment and see if there is hidden damage to your roof’s structure. We can spot small problems before they cause costly water damage, so we suggest scheduling a professional inspection at least twice a year.

We can help you with all of your roofing maintenance, and replacement needs. Greenawalt Roofing Company is a Certainteed 5-Star SELECT ShingleMaster. By choosing Greenawalt Roofing Company for your roof replacement you are selecting a contractor in the top 1% of his profession who has met the most stringent credentialing requirements in the roofing industry. In other words, your home is in the very best of hands. Greenawalt Roofing Company has proven expertise in roof installations, is properly insured, and held to the highest standards of the program’s code of ethics. Greenawalt Roofing Company is fully licensed and insured and we will provide a Certificate of General Liability and Worker’s Compensation for every job we perform.Call us today for your FREE estimate or schedule online!


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