Regular roof inspections are essential to the overall well-being of your home, even more so in the aftermath of a storm. An inspection helps you to understand the true condition of your roofing system, allowing you to make the necessary repairs. However, before you set off on inspection duty, remember to put safety first.
These are the things you need to remember to inspect your roofing system the safe way after a storm.
Start Inspections From the Attic
If a recent storm damaged your roof, your safest way to check on it is your attic. Look for surefire signs of damage such as sunlight penetration and other obvious signs of disrepair. If there are none, make it a point to use a flashlight to inspect the decking for streaks, stains, and sagging.
Walk Around Your Home
Even a quick visual inspection from a safe distance can suffice. You simply need to know what to look for. Check for missing shingles–unless you have metal roofing. Look for dark patches. Look for any debris. These are things you can do even at ground level where you are at a safe distance from the storm damage.
Use Ladders When Necessary
Unless you’re uncomfortable with heights, you can use a ladder for a closer look at the extent of the storm damage. Notable things you’ll need to look out for include lose nails and gutter debris. A word of caution: always think of your safety first and never perform inspections alone.
While there are some instances that necessitate DIY inspections, it’s best to leave the job to the pros. You may not be aware of underlying problems with your roofing system that can pose a threat to your safety.
For residential or commercial roofing, Dynamic Roofing Concepts, Inc. is the conscientious, innovative, and reliable roofer you can count on for safe inspections. We serve multiple areas in Florida, including Tampa. Call us now at (813) 257-9355 to get a free quote.