What to Expect During Your Roof Inspection
Whether you’re worried about the roof on your home, barn, shop, or another building, the best way to put your mind at ease is with a roof inspection. Roofing inspections are performed by professional roofers or building inspectors and are a comprehensive examination of your roof. The goal of the inspection is to locate potential problems and fix them before they have a chance to cause damage.
If you’re not familiar with the roof inspection process, it can seem like a daunting or frightening prospect. What if I need to replace my roof? What if there’s a massive leak? Can I afford to fix a problem if the inspector finds one? Because of these questions and many more, people often neglect to have their roofs inspected. If that’s the case with you, contact us at Kanga Roof. We’ll perform a complimentary roof inspection and come up with the most affordable, minimally invasive solution possible.
Who Performs Roof Inspections?
As previously stated, roof inspections are performed by either professional roofing contractors or home inspectors. Both professionals are licensed to perform roofing inspections and have the experience to know exactly what to look for. The goal of a roof inspection is to identify potential issues and flaws that could result in damage. The most common reason to perform roofing inspections is to check for holes and missing shingles that could lead to a water leak.
While it’s possible for you to do a general roof inspection on your own, you won’t be able to perform a comprehensive one without previous experience. For that reason, it’s important to inspect your own roof periodically, but it’s even more important to invest in occasional professional roof inspections.
When to Schedule Your Roof Inspection
As a general rule, you should have a professional roof inspection for your home, barns, and other buildings at least once per year. However, as your home ages and your roof gets older, you should schedule bi-annual roofing inspections. It’s also a good idea to have a roof inspection after major rain, ice, or hail storms.
Additionally, if you’re planning to put your house up for sale, you can bet your bottom dollar that potential buyers will want a roof inspection before purchasing your home. To stay a step ahead of the game and take care of problems early on, you can arrange for your own roof inspection. That way, there won’t be any unexpected surprises when potential homebuyers request their own inspection.
What Does a Roof Inspection Consist Of?
Now that you have a better idea of who will perform your roof inspection let’s take an in-depth look at what it will consist of.
An Interior and Attic Inspection
Contrary to what you might think, roof inspections actually start inside the home rather than on the roof. Inside, the inspector will check your ceilings for water marks, which could indicate a possible roof leak. Next, they’ll go into your attic and inspect the roof from the inside. Here, they’ll check for damaged insulation, spots of sunlight, and water damage that could indicate a leak.
Your Roof Surface
After finishing up inside, the inspector will go to your roof. If the roof isn’t too steep, they’ll walk back and forth across it, checking for weak or bowing areas. However, if your roof pitch is too steep, they’ll have to settle for a visual inspection from their ladder or a drone.
Here are some of the potential problems your roof inspector will look for during the inspection.
- Damaged, loose, or missing shingles.
- Holes in the roof
- Shingles that are pointed up.
- Discoloration or fading of your shingles
- Any other issues that could lead to a roof leak
The Perimeter and Other Aspects of Your Roof
In addition to your shingles and underlayment, your roof inspector will also examine the perimeter of your roof and any accessories theron. This includes things like your fascia, soffit, gutters, and water barrier if applicable. They will also check any areas where you have things protruding through your roof, such as pipes, wires, and other accessories.
Each of these things will have caulk and/or flashing surrounding them to prevent leaks. However, over time, caulking and flashing can wear out and lead to leaks if they aren’t replaced in time.
A Written Report
Because there will be a ton of information to document and share, your roof inspector will write or type out a comprehensive report. While they will share any pertinent or emergency information with you immediately, they’ll also give you a copy of the written report within several days of the inspection.
In addition to their written report, your roof inspector will include a list of recommended actions. This means that they’ll identify a potential problem and recommend whether you should repair it, replace it, or leave it be. They will also give their recommendation on the roof as a whole so that you know if it needs any major repairs or a complete or partial replacement.
Do I Need a Roof Inspection?
If you’re planning to put your home on the market, have an older home, or have been through a recent storm, you should schedule a roof inspection. You should also make annual or bi-annual roof inspections a part of your regular home maintenance regime.
Contact the Pros at Kanga Roof For a Quality Roof Inspection
If you know you need a roof inspection but want one from a company you can trust, contact us at Kanga Roof. Unlike some other roofing companies, we’ll perform a comprehensive inspection and give you an honest recommendation. We won’t make up problems or look for minor ones that don’t need to get fixed, so we can make a quick buck off of you.
Instead, we always have your best interests at heart when we perform a roof inspection. Our goal is to ensure that your roof is safe, sound, and reliable for the benefit of you and your loved ones. To that end, we’ll always pursue the path of least resistance with our recommendations following the inspection and advise you as to the best but most affordable plan of attack.
Shreiner’s Kanga Roof
513 Ross St,
Amarillo, TX 79102
Shreiner's Kanga Roof
513 Ross St
Amarillo, TX 79102