Repairing or replacing your roof can be expensive. Spending a few minutes every six months looking closely at your roof can help you identify maintenance opportunities that will help prevent costly repairs later. Here’s what you should look for.
- Missing, damaged or curling shingles and any other signs of wear and tear should bother you.
- Check for signs of fungus or algae. Install zinc or lead control strips to stop fungus or algae from flourishing.
- Inspect metal areas for rust. If it’s present, wire brush the rust, then prime and paint the metal.
- Make sure the flashing is solid. If not, remove all the old seal and scrub the area clean before resealing.
- Seal any cracked mortar or waterproofing around joints and chimneys, if it appears to be deteriorating.