The roof is your home’s first line of defense against Mother Nature’s relentless campaign to return it to the elements. Keeping your roof in good repair can extend its life and prevent premature replacement. While it’s best to have your roof inspected by professionals every year or two, there are ways that you can diagnose your roof’s condition from the ground to see if you are in need of new roofing for your Menlo Park, CA home.
Hail can ruin your roof in a matter of minutes. You can find out if your roof has sustained hail damage by using a pair of binoculars to inspect the roof from the ground. Because hailstones knock the reflective granules off of the asphalt shingles, hail damage will look like bruising on the shingles. After the hail has melted, check near your downspouts for any signs that reflective granules have washed off the roof.