Spring Home Exterior Checklist – ROOF

Mar 1, 2022 | roof maintenance

Spring is here!

With that warmer weather comes sun, fun and home maintenance. While it’s fresh in your mind, how did your home make out this past winter? Take some time to inspect your roof, windows, doors, and siding.

Let’s start from the top – how is your roof?

Do you know what material your roof is made of and how old it is?

Majority of older roofs in the area are made of asphalt shingles and have a life expectancy of 20 years. If you don’t know the age of your roof you can check-in with your townhall to see if a permit was pulled. If nothing is there, it’s very possible the age of the roof may be the age of your house.

 

Are there visible stains or streaks in your attic or on your ceiling?

This typically means there is a leak somewhere or possibly a condensation issue caused by improper ventilation.

 

In many cases you should be able to check for the following while on the ground. If not, you may want to contact a professional to conduct an inspection for you.

 

Cracked, damaged or missing shingles?

These can compromise the integrity of your roof and lead to leaks if not already occurring.

 

Granules in the gutters or downspouts?

The granules on a shingle are what protects the waterproof mat from failing! If you are seeing lots of granules, it means your roof is slowly washing away.

 

Any moss or other plants growing?

This unwanted plant growth can shorten the life of your roof. Moss absorbs moisture, roots can lift shingles and the constant moisture can eventually cause mold and rot.

 

How does your flashing look?

Your home’s flashing directs water flow away from your home. Vents, skylights and chimneys all need to have a good seal – if not this can lead to leaking too.

 

The exterior components of your house are the first line of defense protecting your home. And let’s be honest, they’re typically an afterthought, unless you have an active large issue. If anything concerning shows up while you are taking a look around, don’t hesitate to contact us! Turner Home Improvement Contractors has been in business for over 65 years, take advantage of our experience and knowledge and schedule a free estimate today!

 

About Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC

Since 1955 Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC has been helping Connecticut homeowners improve their homes to better meet their needs. As a family-owned and operated business, Turner treats clients like family by putting client satisfaction first and sourcing top-of-the-line materials and products with best in the industry warranties. Turner specializes exterior projects for residential and commercial properties such as roofing, siding, windows, doors, decks, and other carpentry.