The roof of your home should be inspected at least twice a year, whether you do it yourself or send someone else up on the roof to do it for you.
Being up close makes it a lot easier to see signs of damage, such as cracked or curling shingles. Once spotted you will be able to repair small problems before they become big and expensive ones.
Because you are not an expert, a certified roof inspector will be able to pinpoint problems that you weren’t able to find. If you are looking for an estimate for a job, it will be necessary for a professional roofer to first make a thorough roof inspection.
Knowing what goes on during a professional roof inspection will help you to not only see that a thorough and competent inspection is carried out, but will also help you make sense of the findings report.
A Guide to a Roof Inspection
Leaks and possible future leaks
When evaluating the integrity of a roof, this is problem is always looked for. It’s not pleasant to be in a house with a leaking roof when it’s raining. The structural elements of the house can be damaged and also your possessions. If not addressed quickly the damage worsens and the homeowner is faced with huge repair bills. One way of finding future leaks is to look for the shifting of cracking shingles.
Insulation and Ventilation
When a roof doesn’t have good ventilation, it costs the homeowner money. Changing weather causes the cooling and heating costs to go up when the insulation is inadequate. This is because the house is unable to respond to the weather changes in an optimal manner.
Moisture, Mildew and Mold
By looking for moisture in the roof, a competent professional roof inspector will be able to tell if there is any mildew and mold as well. Moisture produces mildew and creates the perfect conditions for mold to grow and spread. Some mold is dangerous for your health and can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Previous Roofing Maintenance
Even if you do not know whether previous maintenance and repair work was done properly, a thorough roof inspection by a competent professional roof inspector will tell you. The maintenance of the chimneys, eaves and any additions to the roof will be carefully checked by the certified roof inspector.
Does your house need a professional roof inspection? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at Asset Roofing to make an appointment today.