When was the last time you had your roof repaired? If you hesitated to give a straight answer, it means it was long time ago, so maybe it’s good to have it inspected by a professional once again. Better yet, why not do the job yourself? You can look for damage on your roof on your own, without having to spend extra money. How? Here are some guidelines to get you started.
First, find yourself a ladder and a pair of binoculars. Before going on top of the roof, you should first inspect it from the ground. Sometimes, the roof can be so damaged that walking on top of it is definitely not a good idea. Using the binoculars, check for missing shingles in the roofing material, misshaped lines and dark spots. You can also check for washed off shingle granules.
If you can spot any of these problems from the ground, it means the damage is severe and you must hire a professional roofing repair service provider. However, if everything looks normal from the ground level, then it’s time to have a closer look. Use the ladder to climb on top of the roof and inspect it thoroughly.
When you’re on the roof, try to avoid stepping on too many shingles as they can get easily damaged. Look for curling, loss of granulation, mold and decay, as well as missing shingles. Keep in mind that a loose shingle doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad one or that you need immediate roofing repair. There are a few things you can do on your own, and fixing a loose shingle is definitely one of them.
A roof can also be inspected from inside the home (attic). You should look for any signs of sag or unevenness. Buckling and cupping are indicators of weak framing, so pay extra attention to those. If major issues are found, contact your local roofing contractor and have them do the necessary repairs.
If you don’t know whom to hire for the job, we highly recommend Patrick Donnelly Roofing and Gutter Installation. They are experts in roof repairs and above all, their rates are highly competitive. Those of you who live in Albuquerque, NM can reach Patrick Donnelly Roofing and Gutter Installation at (505) 306-8189.