With all the things you have to take care of as a homeowner from property taxes to taking out the trash, it can be easy to forget about those parts of your home that seem to take care of themselves. But it is important to remember to keep an eye on all the parts of your house, even the ones that seem to be working just fine. Giving your home an annual check-up is a great way to stay on top of things so that a minor issue today doesn’t turn into a major headache tomorrow.
Speaking of staying on top of things, the folks at Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration want to remind you to keep an eye on what is on top of your house- your roof. Their infographic is a great way for you to learn about the parts of your roof and so you can identify problems before they get out of hand. Because each season brings new challenges, it is a good idea to visually inspect your roof in the spring and again in the fall. This will allow you to investigate and repair any weather-related damage from one season before the next season arrives.
When reviewing your roof’s condition, don’t forget to consider all the components of your roof. Missing or curled shingles are a sure sign that you need to make repairs but you’ll want to look for subtler problems as well. Be sure that your roof’s flashings and ridge cap are in good condition and that the soffits and fascia are securely in place. Your gutters are a major line of defense against water damage to your home. Check that the gutters are free from blockages and that the downspouts are still attached. It is easier to repair a loose part today than to clean up water damage tomorrow. Finally, take a peek inside your attic to make sure there are no hidden leaks or cracks that need to be addressed.
Remember to keep an eye on your home. A quick check-up of your house now can save you from a major repair operation later.
In the infographic below, John Anderson of Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration in Loveland CO, helps you easily understand the most important aspects of your roof.