Roof and Roof Drainage Maintenance

Check for the roof covering for decay, damaged, cracked, blistered or missing areas. Do repairs as needed.

Check for excessively worn areas on the roof surface. Try to determine cause and take corrective action as needed.

Check for moss or mold on concrete tiles or wood roofs. Remove moss or mold as needed. Consider installing a zinc strips on the roof ridge.

Check for water pooling on the roof. Take corrective action as needed.

Check for water stains in the soffit area. Monitor for possible roof or roof drainage related problems. Take corrective action as needed.

Check for debris on roof. Remove as needed.

Check for damaged or missing roof flashing around plumbing stacks, vents, skylights, chimneys, etc. Consider replacing damaged flashing. Install flashing as needed or consider caulking or sealing roof openings as needed to prevent water seepage.

Check plumbing stacks, vents, chimneys etc. for obstructions such as bird nests, leaves etc.. Take corrective action as needed.

Check antenna for proper support and signs of roof leakage. Consider caulking/sealing as needed to prevent water seepage.

Check for missing or damaged gutters. Consider having gutters installed as needed. Do repairs as needed.

Check for water stains on the fascia boards. Monitor for leaks for possible roof drainage problem. Take corrective action as needed.

Check for missing or damaged downspouts. Consider having downspouts installed as needed. Do repairs as needed.

If downspouts discharge into perimeter drains, check drain tiles to ensure they are running freely. Repair or replace clogged or collapsed tiles as needed.

If downspouts discharge above grade check for signs of soil erosion. Check for water pooling around the foundation. Consider installing splash pads to direct water away from home and to help prevent soil erosion.

Check gutters for debris or other obstructions. Clean gutters as needed. Consider disconnecting downspouts when cleaning gutters, particularly if downspouts discharge into drain tiles.

Check downspouts for debris or other obstructions. Clean downspouts as needed.

Check gutters for leaks. Caulk or seal joints as needed. Do repairs as needed.

Check downspouts for leaks. Secure downspouts as needed. Do repairs as needed. Consider using rust resistant screws to secure downspouts together.

Check for downspouts discharging on roof. Consider extending downspouts that discharge on roof to lower gutter to help reduce wear to roof.

Check for water pooling in gutters. Gutters should be sloping to drop outlets. take corrective action as needed. Usually a positive slope of about a quarter of an inch over ten feet is adequate.