Roofing Checklist: Welcome the New Year with a New Roof

By Stacy Mellete

Home improvement projects are common New Year resolutions.  And a roof inspection is certainly an important home improvement project. To prepare for the New Year, some are cleaning out their closets while others are changing their interior design to keep their home up-to-date.

At Affordable Roofing Systems we want you to have a good roof over your head when the New Year arrives. Although we encourage you to have skilled Riverview roofers like us inspect your roof, you may do a quick inspection yourself.

Here is a checklist of areas to cover during a roof inspection:

Roofing Exterior

  • Shingles
    • Missing shingles
    • Buckling and curling shingles
    • Blistered, cracked, or split shingles
    • Loose or broken shingles on the hip lines or at the ridge
  • Soffit and Fascia
    • Cracks or holes
    • Damaged or rotting sections
    • Damp spots or water stains
  • Chimney and Other Projections
    • Cracks
    • Signs of leaks
  • Gutters and Downspouts
    • Presence of too many granules from the shingles
    • Sagging or loose gutters
    • Debris, which may block the gutters and downspouts

Roofing Interior

  • Attic
    • Light that passes through the roof, which may signal the presence of leaks
    • Rotting sections
  • Decking
    • Sagging decking
    • Damp or rotting sections
    • Presence of mold

After the inspection, if you checked out these items yourself, the next item on your roofing to-do list should be to call a local roofing contractor Riverview  like us if you find problems with your roof. Don’t ignore any “small” issues as they can have a major effect on your home. Depending on our findings, you may have to consider repair or replacement as the last step of your roofing maintenance.

Affordable Roofing Systems is a licensed and certified contractor with certifications from leading brands like GAF, Gerard Stone Coated Steel, Union Metal, and Drexel Metals. With a reputation for exceptional workmanship, our roofers can inspect, repair, and replace your roof.

Fill out our contact form or call us at (813) 542-8462 for more information on roofing maintenance.

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