There are many things you should do to keep your home in good condition. One of these things is hiring a roofing contractor to do an annual roof inspection. Below are some steps they take to do this, as well as some benefits of hiring this service for your home.
The roofing contractor will do a structural inspection. This is inspecting the overall roofing system to ensure it holds up well. They will look for areas that may be sagging. Some signs it is sagging include rotted, splintered, or cracked trusses or rafters. The ceilings inside your home may be sagging. There also may be damaged or missing rafter ties or collar ties. The exterior walls of your home may be leaning or tilting. The roofing contractor inspects the gutters, fascia, and soffit. They will also inspect roofing vents, roof skylights, chimneys, and dampers.
Materials will also be inspected. This includes looking at the shingles, which may be asphalt, clay, or even a metal roof. They look for any shingles that may be loose or missing or rust on a metal roof. They will inspect the roof for signs of water damage or moss growing on the roof. The roofing contractor inspects the flashing for signs of cracks, leaks, or if there are any pests there.
The roofing contractor may ask to come inside your home to look for signs of roof damage. This is checking the ceilings in your home and inspecting attics. They look for wood rot, water stains, mold growth, holes in the ceilings or walls, pests in your attic, or beams of light coming through the roof and into your attic.
Benefits of Annual Roof Inspection
One of the main benefits of an annual roof inspection is it can save you money. If problems are taken care of early this may prevent you from having to replace your entire roof. You also do not have to worry about damage to the interior ceilings or walls, which will cost you money in repairs.
Having the roof inspected by a roofing contractor is much safer for you. Because you would not know there is damage to the roof you may make it worse by walking on it. You may also fall off the roof or slip and fall on the roof damaging it. This could cause grave injury or even death in some cases.
Having your roof inspected annually can give you peace of mind knowing your roof is in good condition. You won't worry about leaks during big rainstorms.
A roofing contractor can give you much more information on how they do their annual roof inspections.