Just as a preventive health checkup ensures that we are not suffering from any unwanted diseases, a roof inspection by a professional roofer also ensures that your roof is safe and sound and not hiding any internal problems that may give you trouble later on. After all, a roof is your first line of defense against the weather elements and the most important part of your home.
But, it also impacts the internal temperature of the house and, more importantly, gives you a sense of security. A roof inspection may bring to light problems that may be lurking beyond the perfect facade of the roof – from weather damage to rodent damage, or even old age. Regular inspections of the roof will help you to quickly locate the problem and take preventive measures.
The purpose of roof inspection may be multipronged, from early detection to prevention of roofing issues to finding structural defects. Here are some of the reasons why inspecting the condition of your roof is important:
Roof inspections should ideally be carried out regularly to ensure the structural integrity of the roof.. Here is a checklist to carry out roof inspection in a proper way:
A visual inspection from the ground can only reveal certain obvious faults of the roof. These may include a broken shingle or a visible damaged portion of the roof. However, for hidden leaks, mold growths and structural defects, a professional roof inspector is needed. You should ideally get in touch with a professional roofing contractor, who will send a roofing expert to carry out the inspection.
Once the roofing professional arrives, he will take a look at the roof and check for issues of structural integrity, storm damage, placement of shingles, and quality of the roofing material. The roof expert will then give you a detailed report based on which you will take a call on whether to go for roof replacement or simply roof repair.
In Texas, roof inspections are typically free. SR1 Roofing provides complimentary roof inspections that are honest and thorough.
A roof inspection is usually carried out after a massive weather event – be it a wind storm or a hail storm. However, experts suggest that the condition of your roof should be checked at least twice every year – once before the winter sets in and once before the summer arrives.
Weather plays a key role in the upkeep of your roof. Metal roofs, as we know, expand and contract, thereby compromising the structural integrity of your roof. On the other hand, snow, rain, and humidity can affect roofing shingles that are made up of wood and other materials.
The condition of your roof holds the key to a well-built home. As such, whether it is old or new, roofs should be professionally checked to avoid any mishaps. SR1 Roofing is the leading provider of roofing solutions in the DFW Metro area.
We repair and install roofs for both commercial and residential properties, and also provide additional services, such as roof inspections, fixing gutters, fencing, etc.
Call us for a free quality inspection by one of our roofing experts, who will not only carry out a full–scale survey of the property but also make sure you are not short-changed by your insurance adjuster. We also provide tarping services for fixing emergency leaks until the roof is repaired.
Our quality roof inspections check for structural integrity, hidden damages, insulation, placement of tiles and shingles and mold growths. We provide a detailed inspection report afterward that enables you to make a decision on roof repair.
We also provide relevant photographs of the damaged area and provide you with a list of expert recommendations on the steps that need to be followed.
Time taken for roof inspection depends a lot on the size of the roof. However, because at SR1 Roofing, we have a team of roofing experts with years of experience, we do not take a lot of time. Usually, thirty minutes to an hour is more than enough to complete our roof inspection.
While a visual inspection may be carried out by a homeowner, for a detailed survey, however, we suggest professional inspection by experts.
Professional roofers have the eye and the experience needed for discovering hidden damages that may not be so apparent by inspection from the ground.
It is a good idea to inspect a roof, at least via a visual inspection, before you buy a house. Look for missing shingles, dry rot, any visible damages and structural integrity of the roof. However, for older houses, especially ones that are more than 10 years of age, it is a good idea to get a professional inspection done by a trusted roofing company like SR1 Roofing.
A roof inspection report provides a detailed analysis of the roof damage, along with relevant photographs of the damaged area and a list of recommendations that need to be followed. It is based on this report that you can decide whether to opt for roof repair or go for a complete roof replacement.
Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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