Regular roof inspections are crucial to keeping your roof in good condition and prolonging its life. Many homeowners don’t pay much attention to their roof until they notice a problem. By then, it could be a much larger problem.
Roof inspectors can help find problems while they are fixable, as well as help catch problems before they start. Give yourself peace of mind by scheduling regular roof inspections. Inspections should be scheduled after any major weather event, like a windstorm or hailstorm. It is also recommended to get an inspection before winter to make sure that everything is ready and working well before the cold weather sets in.
When you hire a professional inspector they will look at many different parts of the roof, giving you a full-service inspection that most homeowners cannot do themselves.
Please read on to find out more on the details of the roof inspecting services that we provide here at Keller Roofing Company:
Your roofing inspector will check all the materials on your roof and look for signs of disrepair. They will check to make sure shingles are not missing, loose or curing. They look for shingles that look wet for signs of water damage. Another important material they will check is your roof flashing. This helps keep water leaking in at the joining of two surfaces, such as the roof plane and chimney. They will also look for signs of deterioration such as rust, moss and mold on roofing materials.
The structural inspection portion includes looking for signs of sagging on the roofline, and examining the roof planes. They will also inspect the condition and state of your soffit and fascia. They will look at your gutter system and make sure that your gutters are attached, cleaned out and working properly. Any mold, wet spots or pooling water at the end of the gutter system are signs of poor drainage. The inspector will also examine roofing vents and chimneys to make certain they are working properly and not in a state of disrepair.
A good roofing inspector will also do an interior inspection of your home. They will want to be in the attic to look for any signs of water leakage. Airflow and venting in the attic is also important in prolonging the life of your roof. If your attic isn’t venting properly, you could be facing problems with heat and moisture building up in the attic, causing problems with snow and ice on your roof and greatly diminishing the life of your roof. The inspector will also check ceilings and interior walls for signs of water damage.
Unfortunately, sometimes the problems with your roof result for poor workmanship. An inspector will identify problem areas that weren’t installed correctly and could cause a lot of damage to your roof. Flashing improperly installed around vulnerable areas, as well as loose shingles, or shingles not installed correctly or professionally, are all signs of poor workmanship.