Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Roofers Charleston SC
Sadly, most property owners take their roof for granted until it’s a problem. Adopt a new habit this year. When you move your clocks forward this spring, make time to inspect your roof. Do the same in the fall. Don’t let your roof take you by surprise.
There is no reason that property owners cannot inspect their own roof. If you choose this option, take some basic precautions. Check your ladder for defects before you begin. Get a new ladder if need be. Place the ladder on level ground. For every 4 feet in eave height, the ladder should be angled 1 foot away from the building. Secure the ladder to the house — remember Chevy Chase hanging from the gutter in the movie Christmas Vacation?
If it makes you more comfortable, or if you suspect problems, contact a Charleston roofing company to perform the inspection for you. Be certain to get the roofer’s information before anything else. Ask for a tax identification number, proof of insurance and references. If the roofer won’t provide this information, find a new roofer.
The inspection addresses four key areas. Begin in your attic. Look for signs of leaking. Check the rafters for sagging or cracking. Head outside and look at your gutters, from the ground and from your ladder.