Having an idea of what a professional roof inspection covers can help you make the most of a routine inspection, ultimately letting you take full advantage of your roofing investment.
Listed below is an overview of the different phases
Inspecting the Roof Structur
Your contractor will first inspect the different components of your roof, including the ventilation system, chimney, and gutters, and see if your roof’s surface is level. In this phase, your contractor may pay particular attention to the chimney grout to make sure the mortar is intact and the soffit and fascia to ensure the ventilation system is working properly
If something is blocking the air vents, heat can accumulate in your roof, melting the snow on top and depositing ice on the edges of your roof during winter. Not to mention the accumulation of moisture can lead to a damp environment that’s conducive to mold and promote premature deterioration.
Checking the State of the Roofing Materials
Afterward, the roofing contractor will inspect the shingles for any cracks or loose components and the flashing for rust, moss, and loosened. A sign your shingles need to be replaced soon is the presence of a large amount of granules in your gutter system and patches on your roof. Keep in mind that some degree of granule loss is to be expected over a shingle’s lifespan—it’s only when bald patches start to appear that granule loss becomes a concern
Inspecting the Interio
If there are any signs of damage in your roof, water might have made its way to your interior. As such, the next step for contractors is to inspect the interior of your home for signs of moisture damage
Finally, a contractor will evaluate whether your roof was installed correctly or not—installation errors can increase the risk of leaks after all. As such, whether you need a new roof installed or a roof inspection done, it’s important to make sure you only hire a reputable contractor
Northwest Construction, an A+-rated with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof repair services. To talk to an expert, call us at (313) 277-7676 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in West Bloomfield, Dearborn, and Taylor, MI, as well as their surrounding communities