If you can’t remember the last time you’ve done a roof inspection, it might be the time to do one now. With summer just weeks away, it would make sense to have it checked by a professional roofing contractor. Otherwise, the heat can punish your not-so-new roofing system and make it more susceptible to further wear and tear.
Here’s a look at the various facets involved in a professional roof inspection.
During this part of the inspection, the pros check for signs of sagging and uneven roof planes. They’ll also determine if the soffit, fascia and gutter system are in good condition. If your home has a chimney, they’ll also examine it for cracks, disintegrating grout and chimney cap damage. The roof’s quality of ventilation will also be considered; after all, improper venting can cause heat and moisture to accumulate inside the attic and put your roof at risk of early failure.
Once the pros are done identifying problems on your roofing system’s structural integrity, they will proceed with checking each component on the roof covering. They’ll find any loose, missing, cracked or curling shingles as well as organic growth on the roof surface and damaged flashings and fasteners. Shingle granules found on the roof valleys, gutters, downspouts or on the ground often indicate that the roof is nearing the end of its lifespan.
Roof leaks start small, but they grow and get worse the longer they remain unchecked. They can damage your home, which is why the pros also inspect the attic and the interior ceilings and walls for signs of water making your way inside your home. These include stains, mold and rot.
Experience what Pritchett Bros can do for your roof and your home. We are a GAF-certified Master Elite® roofing contractor, which means we have passed the roofing manufacturer’s stringent certification standards, receiving training to guarantee that we install each product according to specifications.