Storms Coming. Watch Your Roof.

Home inspectors in Fort Worth expect roof damage after storms

Inspectors see wind-damaged shingles

Here’s a home maintenance tip from your Fort Worth area home inspection go-to-guys.

It’s October 21, 2015, and the weather forecast is for moderate to heavy rains in North Texas over the next few days. If those are heavy rains, then it will be a good idea to walk around the house afterwards and look at your roof for problems. You will be checking your roof for any missing shingles, and making sure that rain caps are still intact on furnace and water heater flue pipes, and any natural gas appliances that require vent stacks.

Safety First

You won’t have to get on your roof. In fact, for most folks that’s not a good idea at all. You can use binoculars, or even the telephoto setting on your point-and-shoot camera.
wind-turbine blown off roofActually, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of looking at your roof when you’re in your yard, or driving up to the front of the house. You can see when something is wrong, and call a roofer to repair it, before leaks develop into real trouble. It’s important to remember that not all the pipes on your roof need a vent cap. The drain vent pipes will be either plastic (PVC) or have lead wraps. Those have to stay open at the top so your drains work properly.

Let us help

If we can help, just call. If you have questions, just call. If you need an opinion or a roof inspection, just call. We’re here to help.Shingles blown away

Written by FtWorthInspector

House Exam is a professional home inspection company, licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC 7195). Call us for the best home inspections Fort Worth TX has to offer. Our inspectors serve Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. Few home inspectors in North Texas can match our 30+ years experience in home remodeling and construction. Local address: 2318 Carleton Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107, (817) 797-2461