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Making Your Roofing Inspection Checklist
Making Your Roofing Inspection Checklist
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Making Your Roofing Inspection Checklist

Now is the ideal time of year to have your roof inspected. Maybe some of your neighbors have already started getting their roof checked. Even businesses are in on it to see if their commercial roofing needs a few fixes. That’s your cue to do the same thing, so here’s a quick rundown of the things that should be included in your roofing inspection checklist.

Making Your Roofing Inspection Checklist


The flashing protects sections of your roof where the shingles can’t form a complete barrier, specifically in areas where intersecting planes are joined. When it rains or when the snow melts, water is naturally channeled along the roof’s valleys before flowing down the gutters. Even minor cracks in the flashing’s caulk can lead to major problems if ignored, so reseal them immediately.


Individual shingles can get damaged by the constant wear and tear, especially after the previous season. Look for problems that can cause the shingles to form gaps between each other. Cracked, warped, curling or blistering shingles must be removed and replaced. Fortunately, individual shingles can be replaced, so roof repair shouldn’t be that difficult unless the damage is widespread.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew growth are a clear indication of water retention in your roof. Not only do they indicate water damage; they’re also a health hazard and will drag down your home’s curb appeal. Mold and mildew should always be addressed promptly.


A problem with the gutter will almost always lead to a problem in the roofing system. Make sure the gutters are free from leaves and debris that could cause clogging. You should also watch out for signs of asphalt granules along the gutter trough; that’s a sign that your shingles are due for a replacement.

Get your summer roof inspection done right with help from a professional. Universal Roofing and Exteriors is your leading roofing contractor in Fishers, Zionsville and Indianapolis, IN. You can contact us at (317) 257-0779 to request a free estimate.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.