With spring around the corner, performing a roof self-check is more important than ever. During the winter, ice, sleet, snow and wind can cause issues with your roof you may not notice until the weather is warmer. While you can always contact a roofer, like Roofcorp, to come out and inspect your roof, this will often cost you money if no damage is found and a quote isn’t made. That’s why performing a roof self-check is the easiest way to find out if you need a roofer in the first place.

Performing a Roof Self-Check

Roof inspections and self-checks are a type of preventative maintenance for your roof. It’s something that should be done after any major storm or suspected damage or leaks. You can do a roof self-check from the ground with a pair of binoculars if getting up on the roof proves cumbersome, too.

You can perform a simple roof self-check yourself before calling in the professionals by looking for the following on your roof:

  • Look for cracks, cracked caulk or rust spots
  • Identify shingles that are blistering, buckling or curling
  • Locate any missing shingles
  • Look for moss, lichen or any growths on, under or around shingles
  • Find colored grit or pieces of shingles in your gutters

Any of the above or a combination of issues can indicate that your roof needs a proper inspection. Luckily, Roofcorp can help. We offer a prompt, free roof estimate where we get on your roof, do a thorough inspection and draft up a bid on what it would cost to repair or replace your roof. From there, you can make the decision on what steps to take next.

Depending on the scope of the damage and how old the roof is, your insurance company may be able to help and we can walk you through the process, too. By performing roof self-checks throughout the year, you can prevent further damage to your roof caused by age, weather and the sun. You’d be surprised by how many roofing issues you can avoid by performing a roof self-check and we encourage you to do one today.

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