You know how essential your roof is to your home and everything inside of it as a homeowner. You’re also aware of how costly a complete or even partial roof replacement may be. That’s why having an annual roof inspection can be so beneficial; roof inspections may help you discover issues early on, before they cause damage to your roof or house, allowing you to address them before it’s too late.
The majority of homeowners can detect apparent roof issues. However, other forms of damage are less obvious which is why it’s important to seek professional advice. In all other cases, a thorough roof inspection should be carried out by a roofing expert who understands what to look for. Thus, we guarantee a satisfactory examination with our highly qualified staff. This comprises the items listed below.
We’ll look for symptoms of drooping and uneven roof planes, as well as the condition of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system. Check for cracks, rotting grout, and damage to chimney crowns in masonry chimneys. We’ll also look at the ventilation in your attic; incorrect venting can cause heat and moisture accumulation, which shortens the life of your roof and increases the chance of ice dams forming at the edge.
We’ll search for loose, missing, or curling shingles, stains, moss, rust, and missing flashing or fasteners. Shingle aggregate in roof valleys or on the ground at the bottom of gutter downspouts is an indication that the roof is nearing the end of its usable life. We’ll also examine for holes or deterioration in the rubber boots and seals surrounding vent pipes.
Because roof leaks eventually cause damage to your home, we’ll look for water stains, mildew, rot, and other indicators of water intrusion in the ceilings, attic, and interior walls.
We will also do an extensive inspection of your roof, looking for any issues with workmanship that might lead to future leaks or roof damage. Inadequate flashing around roof penetrations, such as vent pipes, skylights, and chimneys, would be a major red flag.
Following the inspection, you’ll receive a full report on the state of your roof and, if necessary, what repairs are required to keep it in excellent working order.