Getting your roof inspected is a vital part of your home maintenance. It is always best to hire a professional who is trained to recognize damage and provide you with a plan to fix it. If you’re a new homeowner or this is your first inspection, this guide is for you! Learn about what inspectors are looking for and about the process of a roof inspection.
One of the first things a roofer will do is the interior check. They will come in and inspect the attic areas and ceilings of your home. The inspector is looking for any water damage or mold that may have come in through the roof. If you notice any discoloration or bubbling in your ceilings, this is an easy sign that your home has roof damage. Learn more about the effects of a leaking roof here.
Next, the inspector will head up to the roof to get an idea of the condition of your shingles. While up there, they are looking for a few things.
- Loose or missing shingles: These areas will need to be treated or repaired to ensure water isn’t getting into your home.
- Hail dents: Small dents in your shingles that happen from hail storms. Shingles with hail dents will be weakened by the damage and need to be replaced.
- Gutters: The inspector will also check your roof and gutters for any debris or build-up. Cleaning out gutters can help regulate the runoff coming from your roof and direct stormwater.
- Sealing: The inspector is checking the sealing around your roof to make sure there are no points where water could get in. More specifically, the area around your chimney or skylight.
Plan of Action
After the inspection inside and out is completed, the inspector will be able to give you an estimate on the repairs your roof is needing. This will also help you get an idea of how much life your roof has left. Staying on top of your inspections and repairs can help your roof last longer and protect your home better. If you’re ready to take the step to schedule a roof inspection, contact one of our team members here at Haynes Construction to get started!