It’s in your best interest to take proper care of your roof. You should know its current condition so you know whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. A roof inspection is a good way to assess the condition of your roof. Here’s what you can expect during a professional roof inspection.
Professional roof inspectors will be fully attentive to the interior and exterior of your roof. They would be looking for leaks, damage and organic growth issues. They will also assess the condition of its structure, materials and workmanship. The following are some important things to expect during the inspection:
- The inspectors will thoroughly check the structure. They take note of uneven roof planes and signs of sagging. The gutter system and masonry chimneys will be checked for cracks and crumbling. If you have solar roofing, it would be inspected, too. Anything that is connected and affecting your roof will be assessed for any issues.
- They will also check the state of the roof’s material. They will take note of every loose, missing or curling shingles. The roofers will look for organic growth like moss and fungi. Having them on your roof is not a good sign. Moss growth usually means that your roof has trapped moisture. This may lead to sagging and further deterioration.
- They will check inside your home. Signs of roof leaks are usually what they look for in your attic and walls. The inspector will check for any mold, rot and other signs that water is seeping into your house.
- A thorough inspector may also notice your roof’s workmanship issues. Weak workmanship will increase the risks of roof damage.