A robust, well-maintained roof is paramount to your home’s integrity. Regular inspections ensure your roof remains in prime condition and allow you to promptly address any potential issues. But how frequently should these inspections occur, and what should you expect?
The recommended frequency of roof inspections can depend on various factors, including the age of your roof, its exposure to extreme weather conditions, and any warranties that may require routine inspections. Older roofs or roofs in regions with severe weather may necessitate more frequent inspections. Scheduling a roof inspection following a major storm or high-wind event is wise to identify and rectify any resultant damage.
What to Expect During a Roof Inspection?
A professional roof inspection by our team at Integrity Homes & Construction Inc. thoroughly evaluates your roof’s overall condition. We look at the following areas:
- Structural Inspection. The inspector looks at the structural integrity of your roof. This includes looking for any uneven roof planes or signs of sagging and evaluating the soffit & fascia condition.
- Material Inspection. During this phase, the inspector will check the roof shingles for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracking, curling, or missing granules. They will also check flashings around roof penetrations like chimneys, vents, or skylights.
- Interior Inspection. Roof inspections also include checking the home’s interior, especially the attic. The inspector will look for signs of water intrusion, such as water stains or mold, which could indicate a leak in the roof.
- Workmanship Inspection. The quality of past roofing work affects the longevity of your roof. The inspector will assess the quality to identify potential sources of leaks or areas prone to damage.
After the inspection, you should receive a comprehensive report detailing the roof’s condition and any recommended repairs or maintenance. Regular roof inspections are a proactive approach to maintaining the health of your roof and the overall safety of your home. A commitment to regular inspections will help extend the life of your roof and can save you from costly repairs down the road. Contact us to schedule an inspection today.