Thursday 11 May 2023

What Are Roofers Really Looking For During Their Inspection?

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What Are Roofers Really Looking For During Their Inspection?

When getting your roof inspected, do you ever wonder “what are they doing up there”?

While inspecting a home's roof, a roofer will typically look for several key things, including:

Signs of damage: The roofer will look for signs of damage, such as missing or cracked shingles, damaged flashing, or holes in the roof. These can be the result of severe weather, animals, or just the age of your current roof. They may also look for signs of water damage, such as water stains on the ceiling or walls.

Wear and tear: The roofer will inspect the roof for signs of wear and tear, such as curling shingles or granule loss. This can help them determine if the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.

Proper ventilation: Proper ventilation is essential to prevent moisture buildup in the attic, which can lead to mold and rot. The roofer will inspect the ventilation system to ensure it is working properly.

Gutter system: The roofer will inspect the gutter system to ensure it is properly installed and functioning correctly. They will also look for signs of damage or blockages that can cause water to back up and damage the roof. Blockages can come from trees, branches, and other debris!

Chimney and flashing: The roofer will inspect the chimney and flashing to ensure they are properly sealed and free from damage. Damaged flashing can allow water to seep into the roof and cause damage.

Overall condition: The roofer will assess the overall condition of the roof and determine if any repairs or maintenance are needed. They may also provide recommendations for future maintenance to help prolong the life of the roof.

By inspecting these key areas, the roofer can identify any potential issues and provide recommendations for repairs or maintenance to keep the roof in good condition. Consider these inspections “preventative” appointments for your roof - when you catch something early, it is easier to fix rather than having to replace your entire roof!

If you need to schedule your roof inspection, give us a call today! Our team can help extend the lifespan of your roof and make small repairs to keep it strong!