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 inspect 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.