DIY work is not just cost-effective but also quite gratifying. In addition, it allows you to work at your own pace and never be dependent on someone else’s schedule. This is why DIY roof and gutter inspection is quite recommended.
Whether you notice something concerning about your roof, or you are just trying to be cautious, roof and gutter inspection is definitely worth the time, and here is how you can do it yourself and get to know the top layer of your property better.
Start by inspecting the gutters for any damages. The gutters redirect water to downspouts and protect your roof and facade from water damage, therefore also offering an additional layer of protection for the structure of your property. Check that your gutters are not blocked, use gutter guards to protect your gutters, and make sure they are always clean.
Next, inspect the flashing for damages so you know what type of repair you need to do or if you need to replace the roofing. The flashing is the element that ensures your roof is sturdy and water-free.
If you have skylights on your roof it is quite important to inspect those too. Some skylights are not as durable as you may think and need to be replaced every 20 years. Make sure to replace a skylight before it is too late so you will avoid leaks to the structure of the roof.
The same goes for air vents or any other element sticking out of the roof, such as the chimney. Check that the chimney is redirecting water to the gutters and not spreading it throughout the whole surface of the roof.
Roof inspections are not only external, but also internal. So if you have an attic, check to see if there are any leaks or damaged beams. Look at the insulation and see if that is intact or if it has been damaged from rain or snow.
If you do not feel confident in your abilities to point out damages on each of the items mentioned above, feel free to contact us at RH Renovation NYC for a professional roof and gutter inspection in the areas we operate. Our technical team will be able to access your roof and gutters and offer solutions for any problems that might arise from the inspection. We can provide you with a free cost estimate and also explain every step of the repair process so you are well aware of what is going on with your property.