What Do We Look for During a Roof Inspection?

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Whether you’re buying a new home or taking care of the one you already have, it’s important to understand the importance of a quality roof inspection. While some companies may only give the roof a cursory glance, we go above and beyond to ensure it is in the best possible condition. We also take the time to answer any questions you have to help you fully understand what we’re looking for during a roof inspection.

What Do We Look for During a Roof Inspection?

Here are a few of the things we check when conducting a roof inspection:

  • Visible Damage: Visible signs of damage, like missing, cracked, or curling shingles, can be signs of damage from weather, age, or installation issues. It’s important to identify these issues as soon as possible, as they can cause leaks and more damage over time.
  • Leaks or Water Stains: Water stains inside your home, such as on the ceiling or walls, are often signs of a leaky roof. Even if the water stains seem minimal, there could be major damage to the roof structure, which is something that warrants further inspection.
  • Sagging or Uneven Roof: If the roof is sagging or uneven, it could mean there are problems with the structure, like rotting decking or broken support beams. These problems can weaken the roof’s structure, which could create a safety risk for you and your family.
  • Moss or Mold Growth: If there is moss, algae, or mold growth on the surface of the roof, it could mean that water is pooling and not draining effectively, which damages roofing materials faster than usual. It’s important to deal with these problems right away to prevent more damage.
  • Granule Loss: Asphalt shingles that are losing granules may be old and worn out. Unfortunately, granules are what protect the shingles from UV rays and bad weather, so losing them can cause the roof system to fail early. We will check for granule loss during a roof inspection to help us fully understand the roof’s condition.
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