Roof Inspection and Maintenance

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Roof Inspection and Maintenance

Any type of climate can damage an asphalt roof and result in significant costs to your business. It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year to avoid expensive problems.

If your property is located in an area that experiences snow and ice, inspect the roof after winter weather. In warmer climates, inspect a roof after the extreme heat of summer.

There are several items to look for during your inspection:

  • Worn roof edges (missing or worn granules)
  • Curled asphalt shingles
  • Cracked or missing shingles


  • Mold or algae growing on shingles
  • Unusual dips on a roof’s surface
  • Nails that have popped up

If you notice any of these changes, contact a qualified roofer immediately. 

This material is informational only. It is not intended to be, and is not in fact, a statement, in whole or in part, of GNY’s underwriting guidelines. Nothing said here amends or affects the interpretation, application, or both, of the coverage provisions in any GNY insurance policy; nor do the statements made here constitute a representation that insurance coverage exists for any loss under any GNY policy. Coverage depends on facts and circumstances of each individual claim or loss, the applicable laws, and the policy provisions in the GNY insurance policy.