Congratulations on your new home! While you’re settling in, it’s important to learn a little bit about your new place. And while certain home features are easy to understand, others can be more intimidating. For instance, what do you know about your roof? If you don’t know much, then you’ve come to the right place. Think of this article as Roofing 101. We’ll share some basic roofing tips, tricks, and red flags you should look out for.

Start With an Inspection

Our first piece of “Roofing 101” advice? Start with a roofing inspection. Ideally, this will be done before you even close on your property. However, you can get an inspection at any time. A roofing inspection will check for signs of damage and recommend possible repairs. Also, make sure a certified roofing inspector checks out your roof. They can spot things that a general housing inspector might miss.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Regular maintenance will keep your roof strong and safe. Maintenance can even extend the life of your roof! During a maintenance check, a roofing expert will check your shingles, gutters, and other roof features for debris and signs of damage. They can clean your roof and make minor repairs quickly, saving you the cost of major repair work in the future.

Check Your Roof After Storms

While your roof is strong, it is not indestructible. Weather events cause many of the roofing issues that Texans face. After a storm, check your roof for visible signs of damage, including broken shingles and gutters.

Other Signs of a Roofing Issue

Check in inside of your house for signs of roofing damage, too. Leaks, water drips, and water stains on your ceiling are all red flags. Discoloration or a bubbling look in your paint are also signs of roof damage. If you notice any of these issues, then call an expert immediately.

Still Confused? Give Us a Call.

Looking for help beyond Roofing 101? We offer consultations, repair work, cleanings, and so much more. Whether you’re a new homeowner or simply a person with a roofing question, the Telge team will help you make the best decisions for your home. Call us today to schedule your free roofing consultation.