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Roof Inspections: 6 Things to Know

Updated: Sep 14, 2021



Looks can be deceiving, especially considering the vantage point from which a homebuyer views a roof. Therefore, don’t take for granted the necessity of a quality roof inspection. Knowing the actual condition of a home’s roof can help prevent unnecessary financial hardship that accompanies a total roof replacement or repairs.


Scheduling a roof inspection should be a priority for prospective homebuyers. This task can uncover any repairs needed, offering a realistic perspective as they consider the cumulative investment of a new house. Existing homeowners will also reap the rewards of frequent roof inspections to protect the integrity of the roof.

Typical Roof Issues

Here are some of the defects an inspection will uncover:

  • Vegetation growth

  • Shingles curling, buckling or missing.

  • Roof particles in gutters

  • Roof bulging downward

  • Cracks and leaks

Does Your Roof Need an Inspection?

The answer is yes! Routine and consistent roof inspections are critical in recognizing its condition. Here are 6 of our favorite and most common reasons to get your roof inspected:

Weather

Inclement weather damage to your roof is a result of high winds, storms, and hail, as well as extreme heat. Therefore, it is recommended that you schedule a roof inspection promptly if you suspect damage after a severe weather event to locate leaks and prevent further damage.

Aging

It is expected that roofs will endure natural aging and damage. The outcome can include tiny holes on the roof surface that allow water infiltration. Roof inspections will help homeowners plan maintenance on these defects to prevent further more significant leaks and interior damage to your home.

Warranties

Which roof repairs are covered under warranty? If you are unsure, schedule an inspection with a professional to assess if the damage is worth a warranty claim. As an owner, have your warranty documents on hand.

Leaks

Leaks follow heavy rains and are the factor for many roof inspections. In addition, a leak may be a precursor of more significant roof issues; mold, rotting wood, deterioration, and saturated insulation, to name a few.

Drainage

Proper drainage is a necessity for adequate roof performance. A roof damaged due to extreme water exposure increases the likelihood of leaks and moisture infiltration. Regular maintenance, including the removal of leaves and other debris, will ensure proper drainage. Prevent long-term consequences. Prioritize seasonal roof inspections.

Maintenance

Do you suspect roof damage from other home repair technicians? If so, a roof inspection can quickly determine the extent of damage or rule it out completely. Schedule some time with a professional to get the alleged issues revealed and repaired for peace of mind.


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