A lot of roof damage happens before anyone at ground level notices it. Finding ponding, gaps around penetrations, loose flashings or other roof damage should be promptly reported to a professional, properly licensed, roofing company. If your property has any leaks, it’s critical to get a comprehensive leak inspection completed as soon as possible. A visible interior leak could mean there’s an outside entryway for water to enter your roof structure, which could cause significant and more expensive damage. Here’s some important tile maintenance tips to consider when having your roof and the surrounding areas inspected.
- Check any downspout exits to make sure they haven’t been crushed or crumpled, which could restrict proper drainage.
- Inspect and clear any and all debris from your rooftop gutters and header boxes.
- Remove leaves and debris from trees or vegetation from the rooftop. Don’tt try to remove the debris with a hose because that could cause any downspouts you have to become clogged.
- Take note if any areas of the roof appears unusually sunken or if water is ponding anywhere.
- Clean before visually inspecting the roof for signs of weathering.
- Check your landscaping surrounding the property for tall trees that have dead or briken branches. Trim trees and bushes away from your property to minimize the chance of vegetation falling and gathering on your roof.
- Inside, check interior walls and ceilings for water damage.