While it may not seem that important, regular roofing inspections are an important item to keep on your checklist. You could probably do a roofing inspection yourself, but we don’t recommend it. Between the fall danger and the chances that you miss something because you don’t have experience with roofing, it’s better to leave a roof inspection to the professionals. But, many people ask us regularly not just how we do a roof inspection, but also why?
Regular roof inspections allow you to know the state of your roof and can help you avoid many major problems that can really add up. According to Angie’s List, you should have regular roof inspections based on the following information: “The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends checking your roof during the fall and spring to help spot potential problems. You should also inspect your roof after a major storm that involved high winds, hail or flying debris.” The main take away is that having your roof inspected at least once a year probably isn’t enough, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
When you hire a professional roofer to inspect your roof regularly, or even after a storm, there are many specific things that a professional will look for. During an inspection, we will typically start outside the home and visually inspect the roof from the ground and from up on the roof itself. During this visual inspection, your roofing expert will look for any signs of weakness or damage. This could come in the form of curled or missing shingles, rusted flashing, or even roof sagging. During this inspection, your roofing expert will take the time to identify if these problems can be repaired or if you need a roofing replacement. Other areas they will look closely at are roof valleys, points that have flashing, around any outlets, and along the eaves and gutters. Experienced professionals know what hazards look like and what should be considered a big problem versus a minor problem.
Additionally, your roofing professional will do an interior inspection. This includes checking the ceilings closest to the roof for cracking or water damage. This also means going into any attic spaces to makes sure that there is no visible light clearly seen between shingles and no inappropriate moisture in the attic space from leaks. This is also a great time to check to see if your attic has the proper ventilation and stays at an appropriate temperature and humidity level. This is an important step in the inspection process, because even though exterior damage can be indicative of a problem, some damage may not always be seen from the outside. This can even include mold that can cause terrible health problems for many individuals.
Don’t wait another day to have your Dallas, Fort Worth, Tyler, or Denver home’s roof inspected for damage. Contact your local roofing experts to check your roof regularly and provide you with the information you need in order to make the best, informed decision about your roofing needs. Call us at Crest Exteriors today!