Keeping an eye on your roof complements professionally-conducted scheduled roof maintenance in helping prolong your roof’s service life. Residential roofing contractor Masters Roofing shares the things that you can do that helps take care of your roof.
Don’t Ignore Leaks
Give your home a quick once-over when it’s raining and make sure water isn’t dripping from the ceiling or along the walls. Schedule a trip to the attic at least twice a year and check for signs of leaks, such as water stains on the rafters and clumping insulation. If you notice any of these signs, contact your trusted roofing contractor for repairs as soon as possible. Delaying repairs may result in further water damage. Increased indoor moisture levels may also result in mold growth.
Perform Visual Inspections
Climbing the roof risks injury and should be done by trained roofing professionals. But that doesn’t mean you can’t perform your own roofing inspections. In fact you can do so safely from the ground. On a clear day, take a good pair of binoculars and inspect every inch of the roof, making notes on any sign of damage you may find, including loose or missing shingles, dislodged or missing flashing and impact damage caused by trees and debris. Alternatively, you can use a remote-controlled drone to record high-resolution video of your roof. You and your trusted contractor can review the video later and plan the appropriate roof repair steps.
Know Who to Call in Case of Roof Damage
The first few hours after a storm strikes are critical ones, as timely repairs can help extend your roof’s life span. In addition to calling your insurance provider, you also need to have a roofing contractor present. Once the weather clears and you’ve made sure your family is safe, call your roofing contractor and insurance provider, in that order. The roofing contractor has to document the extent of the roofing damage and come up with a written quotation. Your insurance adjuster will then need the estimate for calculating the insurance payout.
Masters Roofing is your leading provider of residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (844) 400-4774 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Memphis, TN, and surrounding areas.