If you want to make sure that your roof stays in good condition year round, then regular inspections are needed. We recommend inspecting your roof at least two times per year, likely before the winter and rainy seasons start- ideally fall and spring. It's also logical to check after major weather changes or storms- snowfall, hail, heavy winds and blizzards. When it comes to the safety of your family and home, it's best to invest in an inspection before there is a bigger damage that will be a substantially bigger cost to you. Here's your formula for success: inspect the roof yourself, and if you see damage, call a professional roofer to take a look.
Step 1: Do A Roof Inspection On Your Own
Here's a simple checklist for what to look out for when inspecting your roof- just make sure to grab a good ladder or binoculars (for those hard to reach places):
Broken or missing shingles
Patches of moss
Worn, peeling or cracked plastic rubber around pipes
Damaged or missing chimney cap
Shingles that are blistering, cracking or buckling
Loose, cracked or rusted gutters
Crumbling or missing chimney mortar
Tree branches or other large debris
Step 2: Hire a Roofing Professional
If while doing your roof inspection, you notice any damage- this is the time to schedule a thorough inspection with your local roofing professional. Country Roofing Inc. offers professional roof inspection services, specializing in the Greater Toronto Area.