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Roofing checkup

By CompiledLane HartillSuman Bandrapalli, and Elisabetta Coletti / August 25, 1999

Don't let a leak be your first clue that something is wrong with your roof. An annual inspection of your roof will help detect problems before they become serious.

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Warning signs to look for:

*Black areas and cracking shingles on an asphalt or slate roof.

*Cracks, gaps, and missing or broken caulking around chimney, flashing, and vents.

*Missing, curled, or broken shingles.

*Water damage on overhangs and the "valleys" where water runs off the roof.

*Stained or discolored spots on ceilings or walls inside the house.

Source: North American Precis Syndicate

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