Friday, August 19

How to Prepare for Your Roof Inspection

Did you know summers are becoming drier and warmer? One of the most important seasonal checks in these new weather patterns involves an in-depth inspection of your roof’s current condition.

For a seasonal inspection roof inspection, particularly if the roof is over 10 years old, call on a reputable roofing contractor to come and take a look. Whether you see a leak or you suspect damage on the roof, or your roof is over 20 years old, you may benefit from a complimentary roof inspection by your local home roofer.

Here’s everything you need to know about commercial roof inspection.

Get Your Initial Report 

After an initial inspection, a roofing company will provide you with an in-depth report on the condition of your roof. Remember both the initial inspection and report are not free. If they are it’s most likely a scam.

After the workmanship inspection, you will get a detailed report on the condition of your roof and what repairs, if any, are needed to maintain its good condition.

What the Inspector Looks For

The roofing contractor will look for signs of sagging and irregular roof planes, as well as check the status of the gutter system, fascia, and soffit.

After that, the roofer will look to see if there are signs of staining, moss, or rust in your roof materials as well as roof shingles.

The roofer will arrive at your place, and will talk with you about your roof, ask questions (and answer your questions), and check the roof for damages, in order to figure out exactly what you need.

Because a leaky roof can cause major damage to your home, the roofer will check your attic, interior walls, and ceilings looking for mold, rot, water damage, and other signs of water penetration.

If you have a thatched roof you may find that the process is more complicated and you need an expert to address any problems the inspector finds.

Attic Access 

If your home allows attic access, a residential roof inspection from the bottom may be helpful. Homeowners might overlook the attic when performing their roof inspection, but this is a critical step to ensure that your roof is protected well from winter storms.

Getting A Regular Roof Inspection Is Important 

The spring and summer months can be tough on the state of your roof, and this fall, when the weather is still mild and before any snow begins to fall, one of the most important things you can do for your roof has a professional roofing contractor come out and conduct a full roof inspection.

Professional inspectors will look at the problems with your roof’s workmanship, which could be increasing your risks for damage in the future.

You will need a professional roofer to diagnose a problem, but an independent roof inspection can help you to spot areas of concern for which an inspector will have to look carefully.

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