Ideally, you should have your roof professionally inspected at least once a year. It is best to tackle the task early in the fall or spring before the amount of snow or rainfall picks up. By scheduling annual inspections, you can put a halt to a myriad of roofing issues and avoid costly repairs in the future.
Here are the things to expect from a professional roof inspection:
During a structural inspection, the contractor will assess how well the roofing system is holding up. It requires looking for warning signs that may indicate a sagging roof, such as cracked or rotted trusses, sagging ceilings, missing rafter ties and leaning exterior walls.
This portion of the evaluation focuses on the roofing materials like shingles, metal plates or slate. The residential and commercial roofing inspector will examine them for missing components, staining from rust or moss, and water damage. It also includes checking the flashing for signs of leaks, cracks or pest infestation.
An interior inspection monitors the condition of the roof from the inside. The inspector will check the attic, ceilings and walls throughout the interior of the home. Common signs of damage normally include water stains, mold, wood rot, rays of light coming into the attic from the ceiling, pests in the attic or holes in the walls.
Finally, a thorough inspector will evaluate your roofing system for problems in workmanship that could heighten the chances of leaks and other roofing damage down the line. For instance, incorrect installation of flashing around vent pipes or skylights are red flags and should be repaired or replaced.
Check With a Professional
Bay Valley Contractors is a leading provider of exterior improvement services, including roof inspection and gutter installation. You can count on us to deliver the highest quality of products and workmanship on every project. To schedule an appointment, call (925) 718-0780, or fill out our contact form.