A Roof Maintenance Checklist
A seasonal preventative roof maintenance and inspection of your gutters can prevent a leaking roof and costly damages. Here is a roof checklist to help you spot problems before it’s too late.
Let’s start with your gutters. You’ll want to check them from above as well as below. Key indicators you have problems are:
- Rusty areas
- Holes in the guttering
- Sagging spots
- Weak or missing supports
- Loose screws and nails
- Visible damage on drainage pipes
Now look around on the ground below your gutters. Do you see signs of erosion? If the guttering is damaged, then the water won’t go away from your foundation and could ultimately do damage to your home.
To help keep your gutters in good condition, keep them clean of debris and bird nests, repair any leaks, dents or rust on the gutters; and if necessary, replace the damaged gutters.
Now let’s check on the roof maintenance. Here are a few items to check for:
- Cracked or curling shingles
- Missing or broken tiles
- Rust on metal roofing
- Cracked caulking
- Exposed flashing
Now check the sides of your house for peeling paint. If you see signs of paint peeling you may have moisture seeping through your home.
To help keep your roof maintained do a visual inspection of shingles, clear the debris, look for signs of moisture or leaks in attics and ceilings, trim trees that touch the roof or house and inspect all chimney’s and vents for cracks.
When you see damage to your roof or gutters, it’s best to act quickly and get it fixed. A small problem can turn into a big problem quickly.
Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation inspection today. The roof maintenance damage can be difficult to spot. BB Roofing has HAAG certified inspectors in Kansas and Nebraska that will ensure your roof has not been damaged. Once we review the roofing, we will work with you to put together the best solution to getting it fixed; a solution that works with your budget and timeline.