How to Avoid the Dangers of Inspecting Your Roof

Our Houston Texas Roof Is Under Constant Assault from Our Weather

Living in Houston where we regularly have torrential rains wind and hail storms it’s a good idea to check your roof for damage on a regular basis. Going on the roof to check for damage after a storm isn’t as comfortable or safe as you might think. Walking on the roof can damage your shingles, and there’s always the risk that you might lose your balance and fall. Many times the damage is hidden and is not easily seen by the average homeowner. It’s understandable that you don’t want to call the professionals out after every storm. Here are some items you can look for from the ground that would indicate you should call in a Houston roofing contractor for a free roofing inspection

Storm Damaged Shingles

Inspecting Your Roof From The Ground

Using a pair of binoculars, stand back from the roof and look for shingles that are damaged, torn or missing. The next step is to move closer to the house and walk along the foundation. Look closely in the area under the eaves for pieces of broken shingles. Finally, take a trip into the attic. Look for areas that are wet or show signs of moisture. It’s a good idea to do this on a regular basis. Having a roof leak that goes undetected for any period results in more expense than just repairing the leak. The leak will supply water and a damp, humid environment allowing mold to flourish. Now, in addition to having the cost of the roof repair, you’ll have the expense of mold removal. If the mold is present inside a wall, the sheet rock will have to be torn out for a complete mold remediation. All this just adds expense that could have been avoided.

Regular Free Roof Inspection and Maintenance Is Smart

If you see any of these warnings signs of damage, you should call for your roofing contractor Houston to take a closer look at your roof. The professionals know how to walk carefully on your roof to prevent damage and avoid falling off. They also know what to look for in the valleys and areas that have flashings. They can help you find areas of damage quickly, and they can advise you on how to address these areas. There’s one more advantage to having your roof inspected on a regular basis; you’ll be keeping your roof properly maintained, one of the tenets of your roof warranty.