It should be of no surprise that a roof in disrepair can easily lead to water damage.

After all, your roof is your home’s first line of defense during the rainy season, right? (Not to mention snow!)

Given that roof leaks are a frequent source of water damage, it’s strongly recommended that you check your roof for potential issues at least once a year.

Otherwise you could be setting yourself up for a (very costly) disaster.

Here are a few things to check for when inspecting your roof:

  • Ensure that your roof is free from leaves, twigs or any other debris that may prevent proper drainage by clogging the gutters.
  • Replace any broken, cracked, curling or cupping shingles as needed.
  • Check to make sure that air can flow freely through all roof vents and soffits to prevent heat and moisture buildup.
  • Inspect chimneys, plumbing vents and any other duct work in your attic for signs of possible leaks.
  • Have your roof inspected by a professional (we recommend having this done annually).

When was the last time you checked your roof for possible leaks?