We go to the doctor for wellness checks, so why wouldn’t we do the same for our roofs? Getting a roof inspection is important as it can find problems before they become too big. Not only can a roof inspection find issues with your roof, it can also determine if the other areas of your home are weakened, like your foundation. If your home’s foundation looks worse for wear, you should call for a professional foundation inspection. As professional roofers, we recommend that you get a roof inspection every year and also when your area has been affected by a major storm. Find out exactly what a home roof inspection entails by reading our list below.
What Does a Roof Inspection Entail?
When a licensed roofer comes to your home to inspect your roof, there will be many areas that they check.
- Visual Inspection: Before we begin the actual roof inspection, a roofer might see if there are any visible signs of damage.
- Interior Inspection: An interior inspection involves going up into the attic and checking for signs of damage. They will check to see if they see any light coming through the attic, as well as checking to see if there is mold or mildew. Also, they will examine the ventilation and insulation.
- Roofing Components: There are many areas of your roof that will need to be checked such as vents, decking, flashing, shingles, chimneys, and sealing.
- Exterior Inspection: A professional roofer will also check your gutters, fascia, soffit, windows, and siding, as this can also determine if there are damages to your roof.