As the seasons change, it’s crucial to ensure that your roof is prepared to handle whatever weather comes your way. Green Field Forever Inc. offers homeowners a comprehensive checklist to guarantee their roof are weather-proof and ready to protect their homes.
1. Start with the Shingles
Integrity Check: Look for missing, cracked, or curled shingles. These are signs of wear that could lead to leaks.
Algae Growth: Algae or moss could indicate moisture problems.
Granule Accumulation: Check gutters for shingle granules, a sign your shingles are deteriorating.
2. Inspect the Flashing
Secure Seals: Ensure the flashing around vents, skylights, and chimneys is sealed and not lifting.
Rust Formation: Rust can compromise the flashing’s effectiveness.
3. Check the Gutters
Debris Clearance: Remove leaves and debris to prevent water buildup.
Proper Drainage: Make sure gutters and downspouts are securely attached and water can flow freely.
4. Evaluate the Soffit and Fascia
Signs of Rot: Look for any signs of rot or damage on the soffit and fascia, which can indicate water damage.
Ventilation: Ensure that soffit vents are not blocked to maintain proper attic ventilation.
5. Attic Inspection
Leaks: Check your attic after heavy rain for any signs of leaks or water damage.
Insulation: Proper insulation helps prevent heat loss and regulates roof temperature.
Ventilation: Poor ventilation can lead to heat and moisture buildup, damaging your roof over time.
6. Survey the Surroundings
Trim Trees: Overhanging branches can scrape against the roof and deposit debris.
Remove Hazards: Flying debris from nearby objects can damage the roof in high winds.
7. Schedule Professional Inspections
While personal inspections are valuable, professional roof inspectors can spot issues you might miss. They can also perform repairs safely and efficiently. Green Field Forever Inc. recommends bi-annual professional inspections to maintain a robust and weather-proof roof.
The Green Field Forever Inc. Advantage
At Green Field Forever Inc., we understand the value of a safe and secure roof. Our experts are ready to provide thorough inspections, maintenance tips, and repair services. Trust us to keep your roof in prime condition year-round, ensuring it is always weather-proof and reliable.