Your roof is a main focal point to your home’s structure. It’s what keeps you safe and dry. It’s important to have your roof inspected periodically to ensure that there is no damage and everything is in working order. If you’re unfamiliar with roofing inspections, here are the basics.
- When You Need One – It’s common to have your roof inspected after a major storm to determine if your roof suffered damage or not. However, a major storm shouldn’t be the only time you decide to get a roof inspection. Consider having your roof inspected every fall — this is a key time to determine if you have any issues before heavy snow and moisture start piling on your roof. Additionally, if your roof does need repairs in the winter, they may not be repaired until the spring since icy and slippery roofs are very dangerous.
- What to Expect – You may wonder exactly what a professional will look for. Roofing inspections typically include keeping an eye out for leaks, wear and tear, structural issues, materials breaking down, and workmanship errors that could lead to roof damage (skylights, flashing, chimneys).
- Report – Once your inspection is complete, you should expect a detailed report of the inspector‘s findings. This should include the condition of your roof and what will need to be done to repair any damages.
We hope these basics will give you a good idea of what to expect from a roof inspection. Contact your local roofing company to book a roof inspection soon.