1. Walk around and check the roof for any visible damage:
This could include missing or broken shingles, dented metal, or bending/curling of the roofing material.
2. Check the roofing material for any signs of wear or tear:
Look for granules missing from the surface of the shingles, cracking, blistering, or peeling paint.
3. Inspect the chimney and roof vents for damage:
Make sure that the chimney cap is in good condition, and that there is no water infiltration around the chimney or vents.
4. Look for any water stains on the ceiling or walls:
This could be a sign of a leaky roof.
5. Check to make sure the gutters are clear and free of debris:
Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and seep into the roof decking.
6. Inspect flashing around penetrations, such as chimneys and skylights:
Make sure that the flashing is in good condition and there are no gaps or cracks.
7. Make sure there is no mold or mildew growing on the roof:
Mold and mildew can cause structural damage to the roof and should be removed as soon as possible.
8. Have a professional roofing contractor check the roof if you suspect any problems:
It's always best to have a professional inspect the roof if you think there may be an issue.
9. Repair any damage that is found as soon as possible to prevent further damage:
The sooner you repair damage, the less expensive it will be and the less likely it is to cause further damage.