Starting from the top, first and most obvious, look for missing or damaged shingles (corners bent up or missing, unusual raised sections, small peaks in a few shingles). Look for stains that don’t match the rest of the roof as these may indicate a leak. Now if you don’t want to inspect the roof yourself, you can always hire a professional online through websites like rooferssanangelo.com.
Those stain spots may not be an actual stain, but rather a spot where the tiny grains are worn off. Compare one side of your roof to the other as often the side that faces the prevailing weather will wear more quickly than the other side.
This will typically take several years to recognize. Now look for sagging spots, if you’re lucky, this may just be roof frame irregularities but then wow, bad construction technique! Next check for any vent pipe penetrations showing cracked or missing sealant around base (usually black tar here). Also, what might appear as small dots or indentations when looking across the roof could indicate hail damage.
Finally, feel for soft areas if you’re brave enough to walk the roof (but please be careful if you do!)
Okay, now working downward, check the attic (specifically under any “stain” spots you may have found on the roof surface). Then look for water stains on interior walls as well as settling, cracks, and peeling paint and this includes interior walls all the way to the basement. Sometimes those nasty leaks bypass the upstairs and go right for the interior foundation! On the outside below the roof, look for deteriorated mortar joints on exterior walls, settlement cracks, facia displaced and/or windows showing signs of rot or mildew.
Finally, to the gutters with us, look for loose gutter anchors and on older roofs, massive amounts of the tiny surface grains found in gutters or at the bottom of downspouts.
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