Inspecting your roof is one of the biggest favors you will ever perform in your house as it will end up saving you a lot of money and stress. The roof in your house works as a protector of the harsh weather among other things and you must, therefore, make sure its in the right state all the time. Doing an inspection is easy enough and it will not take you a lot of time. The best thing about house related stuff is that you can identify issues and fix them yourself without having to call for assistance.
When you are doing your roof inspection, you can start with a more general inspection where you simply take a look around the house and try to identify if any part of your roof needs fixing or replacement. From the ground level, it is very easy for you to check that the gutters are still in good shape, for example. If you live in a story house, you will want to get a ladder that you will lean against the house and then climb up for the inspection.
After checking that the gutter and its associated part is ok, you have to check that the shingles are still in their good condition. Depending on the kind of roofing you have, the shingles could need reattaching or fixing or in some cases, they could be broken and have to be replaced. Checking the shingles is important as it will help you identify whether you have a problem in hand. Some shingles could also be missing because of whatever reason and you must make sure to replace them. The cost of the shingles will be determined by the time and make you have. If you arent sure about replacement, it is a good idea to get a roofing contractor to help you.
You also want to inspect your ceiling so that you identify any roof leakages. From the ground level or even when you are up the ladder, you might not really notice much unless you literally get on top of your roof. This is not advisable as you might end up dislodging or breaking the shingles which could lead to more damage being done. A ceiling inspection will help you have a rough idea of where the leakage is. You will then take measures to fix it and also look into replacing or repairing the ceiling area.
Checking for algae and moss is also one of the roof inspection activities that you must perform. The presence of algae and moss will make your roof look very unattractive and in turn, this could seriously affect the value of your house. If they are not taken care of early enough, they can easily spread to all the shingles which means you might have to replace all of them at a high cost. If you find algae or moss, simply remove them and then wash your shingles with treated water in order to prevent their reappearance.