Roofs are essential to the overall stability and health of any home. That’s why you should make it a top priority to keep yours well-maintained. And when it comes to keeping your roof in tip-top shape, professional roofers have the skills and knowledge to help you.
Here are a few things you can expect from a roof inspection.
Scheduling a Roof Inspection
It’s standard for homeowners to schedule a roof inspection after a hurricane or other severe weather events like tornadoes and hailstorms. But aside from that, it is also best to schedule routine checks in spring and fall. Spring is a good time to have your roof inspected for any damage from winter. Meanwhile, fall is the best time to know whether the heat during summer affected your roofing system.
Why Pros Should Inspect Your Roof
Homeowners can perform visual inspections of their roofs from the ground and observe any changes in the visible roofing components like the shingles. But for a more thorough inspection, it’s best to call up roof maintenance specialists to handle the job. Several issues and factors can be overlooked by an untrained eye. That’s why roofing professionals are the best people to conduct roof inspections.
What Happens During a Professional Roof Inspection?
During a professional roof inspection, experts will check your roofing system inside out. They will search for leaks, signs of aging, damage from the impact of debris, invasive growths and flaws or errors in previous repairs or maintenance work.
The inspection is broken into four different parts:
- Interior inspection: This involves checking for issues in the attic space, ceilings and living spaces. Roofers also examine the attic for moisture damage and looks out for decaying wood, mold growth and water stains.
- Material inspection: The condition of the roofing materials is checked, particularly keeping an eye out for blown-off shingles and deteriorating rubber seals around pipes. Gaps, cracks and growths like moss are also noted.
- Workmanship inspection: The roofer looks for workmanship issues, such as flawed repairs or improper replacements, which can shorten the service life of a roof.
- Structural inspection: In addition to inspecting the soffit, fascia and gutter system, roofers also look for uneven roof planes and signs of drooping or sagging. Proper attic ventilation is also checked.
For over 40 years, Ritco Group has been one of the most reliable local roofing companies in the area. When it comes to roofing concerns, we have the skills and passion to provide the results you deserve. Fill out our contact form, or call us at (931) 381-0175 to request a quote. We proudly serve homeowners in Brentwood, Columbia and Franklin, TN.