Your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. Having your roof inspected on a regular basis means possibly discovering potential problems while they are still small and easy to repair. We recommend that homeowners inspect the roof twice a year. Keeping up with yearly maintenance will prevent major problems from ruining your roof before its serviceable life is through. You can perform the check yourself by going into the attic and looking for certain problems, but the most thorough way to check is to call your local roof experts at Gold Key Roofing.There are several indicators that point to roof repair in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. If you notice leaks or signs of water damage on the ceiling, you probably have a leak in your roof. A strong windstorm might have blown away some of your shingles, leaving spaces for water to seep into your home and cause damage. Constant water exposure could cause your wood beams to rot and mold to form. If you can see places where your roof deck is sagging, or if you can see natural light showing through the roof, you should call a professional roofing contractor in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania immediately.If you’ve already checked the attic, you can perform a basic exterior check. Pay attention to missing shingles, curling shingles, buckling or rotting, and algae growth. You can visually inspect your shingles for cracks, tears or missing shingles. Check your gutters for an excessive amount of shingle granules. This could mean advanced wear on your shingles. While you are looking at your gutters, make sure that they are draining properly and are free of debris. This will prevent water from getting caught on your roof or overflowing to cause problems with your foundation.