Usually homeowners have no idea what is going on with their roof since they don’t typically go up and look! Not paying attention to your roof can turn into an expensive repair if there is damage. Nor’Easter Roofing suggests scheduling a checkup for your roof every fall and spring. Here are some things to look for in an initial inspection.
1. While cleaning your gutters and inspecting your roof is important, it can also be dangerous. Follow these ladder safety tips to ensure a safe inspection:
a. Put the ladder on level, solid ground
b. To prevent the ladder from slipping, make sure it is secure at the top
c. Make sure your ladder is extended past the gutter by at least 3ft.
2. A couple of times a year, you should clean your downspouts and gutters. When gutters are clogged, the water will overflow or cause the gutters to not drain correctly. Over time, this can cause harm to your foundation if it is not fixed.
3. When there is damage to your roof, it typically occurs before anyone on ground level can notice. Below are some indications that you might be in need of a roof replacement:
a. Shingles that show signs of blistering, buckling or curling
b. Excess shingle granules in your gutters
c. Check the areas around your pipes and chimneys
d. Check the walls and ceilings in your home for any water damage
If you notice any possible roofing issues, don’t try to fix them on your own. Contact Nor’Easter Roofing today for a free quote on any of our roofing services. You can contact us by calling us at 508-667-3278 or by filling out our online contact form.