You make resolutions for your health and finances, so why not do the same for your home? We recommend roofing resolutions because the roof is just as important as the foundation. We always recommend functional improvements over aesthetics.
1. Walk the Roof
Due to the slope in a residential roof, we don’t recommend that homeowners actually get up on the roof. Leave this part to an inspector. Why is this important? You need to be on the roof to detect soft spots in the underlayment. You can also better spot loose nails or peeling shingles.
2. Check the Eaves
The eaves are the wooden portion of the house that borders the roof. Inspect the eaves for rot or decay. If you have metal eaves, then check for signs of rust and oxidization. We recommend adding drip flashing, which prevents wooden eaves from rotting. If the eaves contain soffit vents, then an inspector needs to check the vents for possible airflow obstruction. Continue Reading →