As the first line of defense against weather and environmental damage, your roof needs to be closely monitored and maintained. That is why roof inspections are an important part of ensuring the longevity and reliability of your roof. But what do roof inspections really entail, and when should they be completed? Read below to learn all you need to know about scheduling an inspection for your home!
What Do Roof Inspectors Look for During an Inspection?
Overall, your roof inspector will be looking for damage, wear, or vegetation growth both on your roof exterior and interior attic or ceiling. Wind, water, and mold can be very damaging to all the parts of your roof because your roof is constantly exposed to the elements.
Damaged, missing, or loose roofing materials including shingles and ridge caps –
In particular, we look for signs of sagging, water damage, mold, and curling. After all, any of these gaps or material breakdowns could allow water or pests to enter your home.
Functionality of rain gutter and drain pipe, fascia, and drip edge –
This means ensuring that water drains correctly from your roof instead of collecting in certain areas. For the rain gutter and drain pipe, we check for blockages and any sagging or bowing. For the fascia and drip edge, we check for rot or pest damage and ensure the edge seals.
Seal of flashing around roof pipes, chimneys, vents, and HVAC units –
Roofers install flashing around the edges of pipes and chimneys to direct water away from major areas. Your inspector will examine your flashing for curling or damage to ensure that it still has a thorough seal.
Interior examination of attic or ceiling space to check for water damage or leaks –
Water leaks can lead to rot or mold growth in your home which could become expensive repairs. Leaks are also a sign of larger issues with your roof insulation whether with the shingles or underlayment so they need to be caught and repaired quickly.
Check for growth of moss or lichen –
Vegetation growth on your roof can compromise the seals of your roofing parts and creates areas for water to collect. Your roof inspector can suggest ways to kill off the vegetation before it can compromise the structure of your roof.
When to Get a Roof Inspection
How Much Does a Roof Inspection Cost?
Here at Perimeter Roofing, we do free roof inspections! Simply contact us at the Perimeter Roofing location closest to you, and we can set up an appointment.
How Long Does a Roof Inspection Take?
We usually ask that you set aside about an hour for us to perform a roof inspection on your home. However, this time can vary based on the size of your roof and attic space or the amount of damage our inspectors find. After arriving at your home, an inspector can give you a time estimate for the inspection.
What is a Roof Certification?
Following the roof inspection, your roofing contractor will complete a roof certification explaining the issues found with your roof. If your roof doesn’t have any major issues in need of repair, the contractor will give you a certification that estimates the remaining life span of your roof and certifies that your roof has been inspected. This certificate lasts one to five years depending on the condition of your roof and local guidelines.
Who Can Do a Roof Inspection?
Certified roofing inspectors like the experts at Perimeter Roofing can complete your roof inspection. Perimeter Roofing is a roof inspection company that puts an emphasis on excellent, efficient services to quickly address any potential issues with your roof. Beyond just the inspection, we can also complete any necessary repairs to get your roof back in shape. Whether you just want to check on your aging roof or want a roof inspection for an insurance claim, we are ready to help!
If you are ready to schedule a roof inspection, go with Perimeter Roofing for the best roof inspection and repair services in the GA and TN areas. To set up your free, thorough roof inspection, contact us at the location nearest to you!