What should a property owner inspect when our inspector comes in for a roofing inspection? This is a question many property owners have. Here is a deeper look into what our roofing checklist encompasses.
One of the primary issues roofs deal with involves insulation. The material used to insulate the roof can start to wear down, and this is when significant damage takes place. The inspector will gauge how the underlying insulation is doing and whether it has to be replaced or not.
2) Moisture & Mold
In certain conditions, moisture can start to seep through the top layer, and this can lead to bubbles or other related issues. To make sure it doesn't damage the rooftop, it's best to have the inspector take a look at this.
The final aspect of one's roof inspection from an interior perspective involves the ventilation. The inspector will assess the rooftop from all angles to make sure ventilation issues are not starting to rear their ugly head. This can do a lot of damage over time and has to be avoided.
What is one of the major worries a property owner will have when it pertains to their roof? You don't want to see leaks, and we will ensure the rooftop is assessed for this. Each shingle will be analyzed to see if there are weaknesses present where water could leak through.
2) Wear and Tear Of Shingles
Shingles face the brunt of inclement weather, and that means they can start to wear down. It doesn't matter how strong they are because all it takes is one gust of wind for them to break down. The inspector will analyze each shingle to make sure it's fine.
3) Ice Dams
If the weather starts to drop and water freezes on the rooftop, it's important to take a look at the ice dams that build up. This might not always be an issue, but when it does develop, the damage can be excessive. The inspector will make sure to check for this.
4) Proper Flashing
Things such as the eaves, rakes, dormers, and valleys will need to be assessed because they're an extension of the roof and have an equal part to play in its health. A thorough assessment is done on these parts to make sure they're functioning as they should.
The final assessment for your roof is going to involve the chimney. A lot of damage can be done because of the chimney, and you'll want to avoid this at all costs. The inspector will look at the chimney inside and out to ensure it is not damaging the rest of the roof.
All of these variables are looked at before a plan is put together for the roof. The inspector will be able to break down what's required, materials, costs, and your best option moving forward. This will ensure you're able to make a sound decision quickly.