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In order for your roof to continue providing the protection that your home needs, it's important that you take the time to regularly perform inspections for the shingles. Many people forget how easily the shingles on their roof can become damaged and need replacement, often allowing them to be damaged for months without notice, leading to issues such as leaks. Whether there is damage that occurred due to a storm or your roof simply needs to be updated, you can perform routine inspections without the help of a Charleston roofing contractor.

Climbing onto your roof with a ladder and getting close to the shingles will make it much easier for you to perform an inspection so that you can spot any issues. Moisture that has been seeping underneath the shingles can lead to severe deterioration, often resulting in the shingles and underlying foundation needing to be replaced entirely. Keeping an eye out for any signs of moisture that has become trapped in your roof will help you take care it before it can cause problems.

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Sweeping any built-up debris that has accumulated on your roof over time will help prevent the shingles from getting damaged and discolored so that your roof looks great and is able to function as it should.

Replacing any shingles that are damaged is important since these faulty pieces can lead to several issues with your roof. Instead of allowing broken shingles to accumulate where an entire replacement of your roof will be needed, it's important to take care of minor issues early in advance so that you can take care of your roof as best as possible.

Loose shingles should be fairly easy to repair using roofing cement designed for this task. When shingles become loose on your roof, it could allow debris and moisture to become trapped inside and result in you needing major repair work on your roof. Reattaching loose shingles on your own or with the help of a friend should be a relatively short task and can help extend the lifetime of your roof.

Performing regular inspections of your roof and the condition of the shingles can be done on your own without the assistance of professionals but requires you to look out for problems such as moisture becoming trapped and shingles that have become loose over time. By inspecting your roof regularly and knowing what to look for, you can gain the confidence that your roof looks great and isn't going to cause issues for you in the future.

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