At Expert Roofing Services, we get a lot of calls from Eugene, OR homeowners who aren't sure whether they need roof replacement yet. Our best advice is usually to have one of our contractors complete a roof inspection. This way, we can see the property up close and get a better idea of its condition.
However, you may not want to call out a roof contractor just yet.
If you aren't ready for one or don't have the time for a professional roof inspection, you can check out the property yourself.
Complete a DIY Roof Inspection
As a homeowner, it's generally a good idea to walk your property—and to even take a look at the roof—after every major storm. This helps you to catch roof damage before it leads to leaks that can affect structural integrity. The process is the same when trying to determine if your roof has reached the end of its lifespan.
You'll walk around your property to visually inspect it from the ground. Take note of the roofline, the shingles, roof protrusions, and the ground around the perimeter of your home. Sometimes, you'll be able to spot roof shingles and grit that have blown off the roof and landed on the ground.
Next, homeowners who feel comfortable with heights can climb up on a ladder and take a closer look at the roof. There's no need to climb right up on the roof surface—just go up to the top of the ladder and inspect the roof as well as you can from there.
Know the Signs of Roof Damage & Wear
There are several signs of roof damage that you can easily spot if you know what to look out for around your home.
From the ground, you may see the following:
- Loose Shingle Granules in Downspouts
- Blown-Off Roof Shingles on the Ground
- Visible Fading of Shingles
- Sagging Roof
- Water Puddles on the Roof
- Multiple Lifted and Bent Shingles
You may be able to notice less obvious damage from the ladder, like:
- Small Holes and Brown Spots Indicating Hail Damage
- Damaged, Cracked, and Peeling Fascia Boards
- Dry and Cracked Seals Around Roof Protrusions
- Bare Shingles Without Stone Grit
- Missing Shingles and Holes in the Roof
Sign Up for a Free Roof Inspection and Replacement Estimate
If your roof has extensive damage, or if it is more than 20 years old, give Expert Roofing Services a call. Our roof replacement services are A+ rated with the BBB, and every project starts with a free roof inspection!
Customers can also turn to us for:
- Commercial Roofing
Give us a call to set up an appointment with a local Eugene, Oregon roofing contractor today.
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