A roof inspection is something that you shouldn’t delay. It’s essential to keeping your roof in good shape and preparing it for harsh weather conditions.
Here’s a fall roof inspection checklist from Empire Roofing & More’s trusted roofers.
Exterior Wear or Damage
One sign that roofing shingles are reaching the end of their lifespan is excessive granules in the gutters. Aging shingles or tiles won’t provide your home much protection and they should be replaced.
Missing or Loose Shingles
Damaged shingles can make your roof vulnerable to leaks, which can lead to severe water damage. Immediately contact your local roofers once you have spotted missing or loose shingles. You should have them repaired before they turn into bigger, more expensive issues.
Even quarter-inch hailstones are enough to pit or crack certain roofing materials. While the surface may look fine, the impact can bruise the underlayment, which can spread and tear. This will eventually lead to water infiltration that can cause damage to your interior.
Signs of a damaged roof are often present in the attic. Check the ceilings and walls for wet stains. Sunlight passing through the shingles can also indicate a leak.
Why Schedule Your Roof Inspection in Fall
Your roof faces severe storms, hailstorms, harsh sunlight and humidity during summer. These elements can make your roof more susceptible to damage. They can also result in loose or missing shingles, which can allow moisture to enter your home.
Winter exposes your roof to snow, sleet, rain and wind. They can cause greater damage if your roof is already experiencing issues. Further, milder fall temperatures make your roof more accessible for contractors.
Choose Empire Roofing & More for your routine roof inspections. We are a roofing contractor and home remodeler with over three decades of experience. Call us at (412) 999-7135 or fill out our online form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Wexford and Pittsburgh, PA.