As one of the most important components on any property, a roof deserves a significant amount of attention and care. Performing a roof inspection allows you to learn about current dangers, potential future problems, and avenues for addressing both before an emergency strikes.

What To Expect

During a roof inspection, your inspector will follow a specific and detailed road map to guarantee that he provides a thorough and professional overview of your roof. He will begin with a full visual check from the ground-level. Don’t worry, because we intend to get our hands dirty – but starting from the ground and performing a full walk-around of the property and visual inspection from below can be very telling to trained eyes. Your inspector will note drainage patterns, look for worn surfaces, and begin noting the angled and level surfaces that comprise your roof.

Now, it’s time to get on a ladder. Unless the pitch or height make it too risky for our inspector, we will actually be on your roof as to see whether materials are corrupted or moisture is beginning to invade.

We’re looking for roofing nails that are not fully sunk creating penetration points in the shingle. We’re also looking for shingles with noticeable wear, sagging roof deck, dark spots, and material corruption – this can take the form of curling, blistering, or buckling. Your inspector will be particularly careful around penetrations like chimneys and roof vents, and will take a look in your gutters to check for shingle granules.

Other Considerations

Depending on your roofing material, there may be other considerations as well, and it is important that your roof inspector have the expertise necessary to professionally evaluate surfaces other than standard asphalt shingles. For example – tile roofs should be inspected from a ladder for signs of cracking and splitting, while a cedar roof will decay differently depending on the climate. In Florida, a cedar roof in need of repair or replacement will often grow moss over time.

We are proud to offer free inspections and estimates to our customers, and we are confident that our inspectors are the best in the business. If you are concerned that your roof may be damaged or in need of replacement, call us today to schedule your inspection.

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