TOM: Are raindrops falling on your head indoors? ‘Tis the season for those unmistakable signs of roof leaks and ordering a roof inspection. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute.
TOM: Interior leaks and water marks can signal problems with your roof. But those inside hints aren’t the only signs of trouble.
LESLIE: Grab your binoculars, get outside, and do a visual inspection of your roof. Look for loose, cracked flashing around the chimney and vent pipes. Also look for damaged, discolored, or missing shingles.
TOM: Minor problems like these can lead to the need for major repairs. So fix them quickly before water has a chance to get inside your home. Use a pro for repairs, but don’t let them talk you – if you use a pro for repairs, don’t let them talk you into roof replacement when just a repair may be needed.
LESLIE: With a little time and money spent on roof inspections and repairs, you’ll save big in the long run. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.