Safe Roof Inspection Techniques: Expert Advice

At Advantage Remodeling and Roofing, we emphasize the importance of regular roof inspections to spot potential damages early and ensure your roof’s longevity. However, inspecting your roof can be hazardous if not done correctly. Here are expert tips to help you safely inspect your roof.

Identifying Damage from the Ground

Examine Your Shingles

  • Visible Issues: Look for missing, discolored, pooled water, curled, or cracked shingles from the ground.
  • Ground-Based Inspection: Most damage can be spotted without climbing onto the roof, reducing risk.

Inspect Vents and Flashing

  • Use a Secure Ladder: Carefully inspect the base of your chimney and other vents. Look for cracks, rust, or other signs of wear on the flashing.

Checking the Attic

Internal Inspection

  • Rafters and Joists: Ensure these structural elements are sturdy and free from water or mold.
  • Pest Infestation: Look for nests, droppings, or signs of animals, which may indicate roof damage.

Safety First

Essential Safety Tips

  • Avoid Walking on the Roof: Minimize direct contact with the roof to prevent falls.
  • Secure Ladders: Ensure ladders are stable and firmly placed before climbing.
  • Professional Help: When in doubt, contact professional roofing inspectors to avoid unnecessary risks.


Regular roof inspections are crucial for maintaining your roof’s health. By following these safe inspection techniques, you can identify potential issues early and avoid costly repairs. For expert roofing services and inspections, reach out to Advantage Remodeling and Roofing.For step-by-step guide on new roof prep, click here.

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