Conducting a roof inspection following a severe weather event is ideal. However, some homeowners take matters into their own hands by checking for roof damage on their own. Visual inspections are useful, but you’d be better off leaving the task to the pros since they can determine the overall condition of your roof more accurately.
Here’s what you should expect in a professional roofing inspection.
1. Structural inspection: Our team of professional roofers has the necessary experience and training to conduct a thorough and precise roof inspection. They’ll check for unevenness on the roof planes and signs of sagging. The vents on the roof’s soffits and ridges will also be inspected to make sure there’s no obstructions that hinder airflow in and out of the attic. Even masonry like chimneys are also inspected since they’re considered a part of the roof structure.
2. Material inspection: Afterwards, our team will inspect the materials and components that make up your roofing system. They’ll take note of any loose or missing shingles as well as those that have blistered, curled and buckled. Expect them to look out for shingle granule buildup in your gutters and downspouts as well. As a roofing repair contractor, we may recommend having your roof replaced if we determine severe wear and tear. Fortunately, we are a GAF Master Elite® roofer, which allows us to install a complete roofing system that not only enhances your home’s curb appeal, but also keeps it protected against severe weather conditions.
3. Interior inspection: After we’re done inspecting the exterior components of your roof, we’ll enter your home to check for signs of roof leaks. Apart from examining the ceiling and walls, we’ll also climb up the attic to look for signs of water infiltration, including the presence and extent of water stains. Moisture damage is likely if we discover signs of mold or dampness on your attic insulation.
Homeowners in Des Moines, IA, and Omaha, NE, continue to trust Blackstone Exteriors for their residential roofing needs, including inspections. Our team is more than happy to lend our expertise, making sure that you know exactly what’s going on with your roof and what might need to be done to improve it. Call us now at (515) 720-2158, or fill out our contact form to get started.