The first line of protection your home has against mother nature is your roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do a roof inspection at least two times a year. A bi-annual roof checkup is great, but problems can occur at any time. Check out these easy steps to make sure your roof is holding up to this winter’s elements.
During the winter months, it can be difficult (and too cold) to get outside and check the exterior of your roof. Thankfully there are still warning signs that can be noted from the indoors. If you have attic access grab a flashlight and head to the top of your home. Look for:
Now that you’ve had a chance to evaluate the indoors, take a look outside. In most cases, if you have concerns about your roof do not grab a ladder and walk on it. There are several ways to evaluate your roof safely from the ground. You can do a thorough inspection using a pair of binoculars or a drone mounted camera. Keep an eye out for:
If your asphalt roof is older than 15 years, it may be due for replacement. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, you recover a 105% of your investment if you should decide to sell your home. This makes a roof replacement a remodeling project that repays more than the initial investment. If you find any on the items on this checklist or have any concerns about your roof, contact Brothers Services for a professional assessment. Our consultants will thoroughly evaluate your roof and provide you with the best solution for your project.