The roof of the house is something that is often overlooked. Most people just go into the garage, climb into their car and drive away without even looking up at the roof. Experts suggest that roofs should be inspected twice a year. This precaution can save you from costly and extensive repairs and if you intend to sell the building someday, it helps your building keep its value. Major roofing contractors inspect your roof for small fees.
Ideally, inspections will be scheduled for spring and fall. The areas that will be inspected can be split into the exterior and interior category. The material that the roof is made of is also one of the major factors that influence our decision about the future of a particular roof.
Here are major problem areas that we look for on the inside of the House:
- Is the roof sagging anywhere on the inside? This is a major sign of decay and rot and if spotted, further inspection and evaluation of the situation is needed to decide whether a repair is possible or the roof need to be replaced.
- Are there any leaking and water damage signs on the inside?
- Dark and dirty looking areas are telltale signs of leaking or bad ventilation inside the roof space that could lead to costly repairs in the future.
- When we see rays of light passing through the roof, it’s already past time for professional roof repair. Ideally, we should avoid this situation by regular maintenance and inspection schedules.
Some of the Things we look for, when inspecting the exterior of the house
When we inspect the exterior of a roof, we look for decaying or chipped paint, sheathing, or dark and dirty areas on the roof. It is vital to have an expert eye looking for these signs, as some of them aren’t obvious in their early stages and discovering the problem early is key to prevent further damage.
- Are there any missing, cracked or torn shingles? If so, it is a very good idea to repair them early to prevent the problem from causing real damage. Replacing or repairing shingles is not very expensive and when done correctly, guarantees a long life for the building.
- We inspect the gutters and the overall area around the building for extensive amounts of shingle granules. Shingle granules look like sand and are clear signs of decay and wear of the shingles. In most of these cases, the shingles need to be replaced or covered with a layer of new shingles. Neglecting to do so will lead to leaking and water damage to the entire building.
- Some of the main problems that lead to serious damage are inadequate ventilation. We inspect kitchen, bath and dryer vents and make sure that the air flows out of the building.