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How can I inspect my own roofing system?

Roof inspection

Most homeowners (myself included) start to answer the question of do I need to replace my roofing system when there is a clear problem. Well, this thought is actually the best way to inspect and decide whether your roofing system is failing, and in need of replacement.

If you know what to look for, which we have outlined in our Home Owner Roofing System Inspection Guide for homeowners to inspect their roofing system easily.

A few tell tale signs from the outside of your home: 

  • Are pieces of shingle falling off my roof? 
  • Shingles are missing
  • Spacing between metal
  • Moss growing on the shingles (sign of moisture)

What to look for from the inside: 

  • Wet spots on your interior ceilings 
  • Dark spots on the plywood or roofing boards in your attic
  • Light shining through to the outside in your attic

And if you want to see the full list be sure to go and grab our free Homeowner Inspection Guide outlining how Energy Shield of New Hampshire inspects roofing systems.

Do these things mean you need a new roof? No, not necessarily. Sometimes leaks can be caused by poorly installed skylights. The wind may have blown shingles off.

Or it can mean a poor install. Yes, not all roofing companies are equal. “Chuck in a Truck” as we call them can give you a much cheaper estimate on your roof…… if he shaves off a proper roofing system install, uses a cheaper product, and a list of other shortcuts to minimize the cost to you and maximize his profits.

Some homeowners just want to spruce the place up with a new look.

Then you have overall appearance. Does it look bad? Are you trying to give the exterior of your home a make over?

Regardless of the reasons you are looking into a new roofing system, we are here to help. We will make sure you have all your questions answered, a roofing system that is properly installed, and customer service that tramples all surrounding companies.

Feel free to contact us by phone or email

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