Keeping your roof healthy is important for the safety of your family. A well-functioning roof provides you protection from the environment – mainly water. To make sure water stays out of your house, here are some simple inspection tips you can do yourself. When you need a more thorough inspection, America’s Best in Denver is a roofing company that offers them for free.
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“You should treat your roof like you treat your car. You (or someone) changes the oil, the fluids, the filters, the tires and so on, so your car serve you well. Waiting for the engine to blow or the transmission to quit, then fix it, is way more expensive than a little preventative maintenance.
Your roof is similar to your car. Every part of your home or business receives wear and tear every day – your carpets, doors, faucets, toilets, crawlspaces, attic and roof. But because you use your carpets, faucets and like items every day, you know when they need repair. Items you don’t use hands-on every day, like your roof, are still receiving wear and tear and should be inspected every six months
• Start with the inside of your house or business. Go through every room and look for water spots on the ceilings and walls. Take a flashlight and look inside closets and behind furniture for water damage or mold. And remember, there is no harmless watermark. You need to figure out where the dripping is coming from. If it’s a roof problem, that small watermark could eventually lead to dry rot, mold or pest infestation. Better to fix this small problem now, before it comes a budget busting problem.
• Inspect your attic. Be careful where you walk so you don’t bust through the ceiling. Take a flashlight and inspect the ridge beams, rafters and sheathing for water damage. Mark any spots you see with chalk to determine if they’re growing. If so, determine exactly where the water is leaking through the roof and repair it.”