Plastic Tarp On Roof

Whenever you see a plastic tarp on a roof, there is definitely a roof leak somewhere.

Now here's another clue while doing your home inspections. The bigger the tarp the larger the area is that is damaged. This usually runs hand in hand.

If you see a small tarp on the roof the damage will usually be minimal.

If you see a tarp on the roof like this, pay attention to the condition of the existing roofing. This roof is a shake shingle roof and will need to be replaced within a few years.

This roof of course can be repaired to get a few more years usage out of it.

Most of the time these roofs can be repaired quite inexpensively, but there are no guarantees how long these repairs will last.

Never walk on a plastic tarp while up on the roof, these tarps are slippery.