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Don’t spring a leak!


Do your own roof inspection now with the handy checklist below

The days are getting longer, you see your first robin and ice is melting off your roof like a waterfall. You look up to see the spring sunshine but instead you see a damaged roof. Spring into action now before your roof springs a leak later.

Put on your mud boots and take a walk around the house. Did winter cause any damage? Do you know what to look for?

Do your own roof inspection with the handy checklist below. If you determine that you need a professional to take a look, ask Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding for a free estimate.

The early bird catches the worm and the sooner you catch any damage to your roof, the easier it will be to avoid more expensive repairs in the future caused by leaks.

Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding is right there when you need them, and they will even work with your insurance company if necessary. If you notice any issues with your roof, Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding is here to help.


Your Roof Inspection Checklist

Start indoors

During the daytime, go to the attic, look for sunlight showing through ceiling.

(What it could mean: plywood decking under your shingles has cracks or holes)

Use a flashlight to look around for water stains, streaks, mold or sagging.

(What it could mean: moisture is seeping into your house)

Do you notice water stains or rings on the ceiling, walls, or near the chimney?

(What it could mean: water is leaking in and it could cause major damage)


Outside from the ground

Take a walk around the house, check your roof slopes for missing shingles.

(What it could mean: your roof is no longer waterproof, and you have leaks)

Look to see if any shingles are curled or cracked.

(What it could mean: your shingles are old, brittle and no longer waterproof)

Check for dark or bald patches on the shingles.

(What it could mean: granules have worn off shingles and asphalt has dried out)

Study the flashing to see if it looks bent or detached.

(What it could mean: flashing is no longer protecting seams from leaks.

Check if there are any branches laying on the roof.

(What it could mean: branches are rubbing the granules off your shingles)

Inspect shingles for stains, grime, fading, discoloration or dullness.

(What it could mean: you need a roof shampoo or roof sealant to add life to your shingles)

Determine the age of your roof to see if it’s too old to offer protection.

(What it could mean: If your roof is over 20, it may need to be replaced)


From a ladder, for experienced climbers only

Look for loose nails or nail heads that have risen above the shingles.

(What it could mean: your shingles are loose and can let go on windy days)

Check for debris in your gutters.

(What it could mean: you could get ice dams and you need a gutter protection system)

Inspect your chimney flashing to see if there are gaps, damage or missing pieces.

(What it could mean: water is getting into your attic, house and cellar near the chimney)

Early detection can save you a lot of money in the future, and there may be an alternative to replacing your roof. Once you’ve completed your own visual roof inspection, get a free estimate from Adam Quenneville Roofing & Siding. Someone will stop by at your convenience to give you a professional opinion.

Spring into action before your roof springs a leak!

Text or call 413-536-5955 for your free estimate. Or call toll free 855-552-6273