Roof Inspection Services
Did you know that your roof needs yearly checkups, just like your body?
Roof inspections make it possible to see potential problems and issues before they cause major damage and expenses. Keep reading to learn more about why you might need a roof inspection, what an inspection involves, and a checklist to walk you through the steps.
Why Do I Need A Roof Inspection?
This is a question that often comes up too late — when the damage to the roof is beyond minor repairs.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, a roof inspection is a necessity. If you are in the market for a new home, a damaged roof can result in thousands of dollars of unplanned expenses. If you are in the process of selling your home, a damaged roof puts you at risk of a lower selling price or missing out on a potential buyer. For first time home buyers, roof inspections are required by lending institutions before a loan is approved.
What Is a Roof Inspection?
A roof inspection is a check performed to evaluate the health of your roofing system. This should be performed on an annual basis to identify issues early on and keep your roofing system in top condition.
Your roof is exposed to a good deal of harsh weather conditions day in and day out. This may include high wind, hail, rain, snow, ice, and temperature extremes (especially in Utah). A thorough inspection by our professional team will give you the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your home will be protected for years to come.
We also inspect areas where your roof ties into the home systems, this includes soffits, skylights, fascia, gutter systems, plumbing and heat ventilation, wall flashings, chimneys and more.
At ReRoofIt, our general contracting experience gives us the background to understand how all the unique parts of your home come together, which helps us determine a solution that will support the health of your home as a whole.
The Roof Inspection Checklist [What We Look For]
Your typical roof inspection will begin with a visual assessment from the ground doing a full perimeter check. Once this is complete, we move to the roof itself. The inspector will look for obvious signs of wear and tear, possible wind damage, sun deterioration, ice damming, and more. Here are a few of the things you can expect during an inspection with ReRoofIt:
- Curling Shingles
- Broken or exposed nails
- Cracks in pipe flashing
- Verification of proper caulking and sealing
- Ventilation quality
- Proper installation, especially drip edges, flashings, or any other location that could cause potential for penetrations or water to perforate the roof system.
- Roof Sag
- Signs of rot, mold, algae, and termites
- Inspection of areas prone to leaks
We also check for improper install of drip edges that can cause the roof system to fail completely at all of your eves. This results in rot of the plywood and deterioration of the shingling and ice damage.
Schedule an Inspection with ReRoofIt Today
With a quality roof inspection, you will be taking the first step toward keeping your home safe and leak-free while prolonging the life of your roof for years to come. Contact us to schedule your free roof inspection that comes with a comprehensive report and recommendation of any needed repairs.