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How to Clean and Inspect Your Roof

By: Danny Lipford

It’s important to clean and inspect your roof regularly, since roof leaks can cause major damage to your home including water damage, rot, and mold.

If the roof is high or steep, consider inspecting it from the ground using binoculars.

Start by cleaning the roof of leaves, limbs, or any other debris, paying particular attention to problem spots like chimneys, dormers, and valleys.

Next, inspect the flashing for damage. Use masonry caulk to seal gaps where the flashing attaches to bricks and urethane caulk to repair the flashing itself.


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  • Nancy Leman Says:
    January 22nd, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    This year we have had lots of rain, I have green moss on everything ; walks, block walls and even my asphalt shingles. Is there something I can use to get rid of it.

    Thank you for your show and your helpful hints.

  • Moses Alik Says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Danny,

    I am from the Marshall Islands which is located in the Pacific Islands.

    I live in a trailer 40′ long and 8 ‘ wide. My house roof is flat and i can’t find the leak.

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