Roof inspection is a critical maintenance task that helps ensure the integrity, safety, and longevity of your roof. You should do regular roof inspections to identify issues early, preventing costly repairs or replacements down the line. Some DIY points that you can perform for your roof inspection:

Safety First:

  • Always ensure your safety. Use you PPE guidelines (Follow our Blog on PPE for Roof Inspection)
  • Be attentive when working on a roof, especially when it’s steep or high – or hire a professional like Sabuildco (see website for more details

Required Tools:

  • Ladder
  • Safety Harness
  • Notebook/Pen

Exterior Inspection:

Start by just looking from ground level, to see if you can see any signs of damage, for example:-

  • Missing, cracked, or damaged tiles
  • Moss, algae, or mold growh
  • Damaged or rusted flashing around roof penetrations (chimneys, vents, skylights)
  • Clogged or damaged gutters and downpipes
  • Signs of sagging or uneven areas in the roof.

Roof Surface Inspection:

  • Carefully climb up the ladder and inspect the roof’s surface. Only walk on the roof if it is safe to do so.
  • Look for the same issues you checked from the ground and make notes.

Roof Perforation:

  • Examine any roof perforation (vents, chimneys, skylights, etc) for signs of damage, such as cracked or missing tiles or seals.
  • Check for any visible leaks around these areas.

Check for signs of Water Damage:

  • Inspect the interior of your home for signs of water damage or leaks, especially after heavey rain. You would note some water stains on the ceiling, peeling or bubbling paint, or even have a musty odor in your home are signs of Water Damage.

Document your findings:

  • Note your observations, damage tiles where it is, photo’s if you can.

Schedule Repairs or Maintenance:

  • It is essential to address any issues you have found promptly, to ensure no further damage or leaks. You can phone your insurance company but if they do find that maintenance was not done the will not pay out any claims.

Most important point is to get a Professional to Inspect your roof. They will give you a comprehensive inspection  and can provide a detailed assessment and recommend the best course of action.


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