Do I Need a New Roof?

How often do you inspect the roof of your home? You probably barely even glance at it as you are backing out of your driveway. When you have a busy life and a very hectic schedule you may never get the chance to thoroughly inspect your roof. A leaky or faulty roof has the potential to do permanent damage to your home which means it will need to be replaced.

Performing a basic indoor and outdoor inspection will help to prevent future damage to the exterior and interior of your home. How do you know if you need a new roof?

Starting from the Top

If you are not a professional roofer, you may not have any idea as to what to look for when it comes to inspecting your roof. It is recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association that you perform a thorough inspection of the roof of your home twice a year, once in the autumn and once in the spring. If your home has an attic this is where you should start.

You should start by checking to see if the deck of your roof is leaking or sagging or you see any sign of water damage. Take a few moments to also look for dark spots and trails of water. Check your roof to see if you see any light coming through your attic. If there is, it may be time to have your roof inspected by a professional.

Check Outside

There are a number of things that you need to look for when you do an outdoor check of your roof. You will first want to look to see if there any missing, cracked, bald, or torn shingles on your roof. If you aren’t sure where to look, you need to call an Aurora, IL, roofer such as Showalter Roofing Service.

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