If your roof is the first line of defense for your home, then a roof inspection is the first line of defense for your roof! The best times to have your roof inspected are at the beginning of the rainy season, when any structural damage will be quickly exposed, and toward the end of the rainy season, when the high volume of precipitation may have taken its toll on your roof.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners have their roof inspected twice a year. This may be playing it unnecessarily safe in Tucson, but we recommend having your roof inspected at least once a year. To get started on a Do-It-Yourself Roof Inspection, try these tips:
- Check all gutters, and make sure they are clean and securely fastened.
- Check flat roofs with roof drains, and make sure the drains are functioning properly.
- Check chimneys for any cracks or damage.
- Check all flashings, and make sure they are securely fastened / sealed.
- Check all areas with caulking, and touch up any suspected deficiencies.
- Inspect under eaves and overhangs to look for damage that might indicate water leakage, especially at points of the roof that don’t conform to the regular roof plane, such as dormers or skylights.