Spring Roof Check
TOM: Your roof might be the hardest working part of your house. So check to make sure it’s ready to handle the wet weather ahead. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. After a rough winter, now is the time to give your roof a check before more spring storms arrive.
TOM: Use binoculars to inspect your roof safely from the street level. Look for missing or curled shingles and sagging areas. Check metal flashing around plumbing pipes, chimneys and wherever roofs intersect with walls.
LESLIE: Next, make sure that the gutters are clean, fastened tightly to the roof, and the downspouts are extended at least two to three feet from the foundation.
TOM: And if your inspection turns up any issues, get repair help from a pro. But be wary of any contractor looking to turn a small repair into a major roof project. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.