Your roof’s health is important – after all, it’s what will keep you dry throughout Fall.  With that in mind, here are five simple ways to help you monitor the health of your roof without having to climb up there: Camera

1. Use a camera.  Try taking pictures of your roof from the ground.  Be sure to hit all the angles, zoom in on anything you aren’t sure and turn on the date stamp feature.  This way you can compare older pictures with newer pictures to see if your roof has faded, if something looks rusty, and you generally have a point of reference.

2. Walk around your house and check your yard for shingles, bricks, or pieces of flashing.  If there are fallen debris around your home – it’s time to call in the professionals and discover what’s going on up there before you have a leak.

3.  This isn’t technically “on the ground” but: go into the attic and check from leaks around your chimney and in the attic ceiling.  If you have a damp spot after the rain or you can see running water during a rainstorm, there’s certainly something wrong with your roof.

4.  Get a roof inspection from a professional roofing company.  It’s not cheating to get a roofer out to take a look at your roof for you.  He or she is the professional and is able to give you a clear understanding of what is happening with your roof.

It’s very important to keep an eye on your roof health and maintain it as needed.  So, use your resources and keep your roof healthy.

Tom Leach Roofing