Keeping your roofing system in tip-top shape is a year-round priority. That’s why scheduling a professional roof inspection at least once a year – or following a major weather event – is especially crucial. But what exactly does a professional roof inspection cover?
Why It’s Important to Get a Professional Roof Checkup
Most homeowners can check for the more obvious signs of roof damage, such as cracked or curling shingles, clogged gutters, torn flashing or interior water stains. However, there are some roofing issues that are not always visible to the untrained eye. This is where a professional roof inspection can help.
Here’s what a professional roof inspection looks like:
1. Structural inspection: Our crew will check for uneven roof planes and confirm if there are signs of sagging. We will also look for cracks, crumbling grout and chimney cap damage on masonry chimneys. Does your attic have proper ventilation? We’ll check that as well.
2. Interior inspection: We’ll make sure to check for water stains and streaks, mold, mildew, rot and other signs of water damage on your interior ceilings, walls and attic.
3. Material inspection: We’ll examine the system for any loose, missing or curling shingles. We may also look for stains and rust on the roof surface as well as damaged flashing. You can expect our crew to look inside your gutters and downspouts for shingle granules, which may indicate your shingles are nearing the end of their lifespan. What’s more, we’ll look for gaps and deterioration in seals around vent pipes. If your roof has sustained extensive, irreparable damage, we may suggest a roof replacement.
4. Workmanship inspection: This aspect of the inspection involves checking your roof for problems caused by sloppy workmanship, such as incorrectly installed flashing, which can result in serious roof leaks when overlooked.
Look no further than Blackstone Exteriors for a thorough inspection of your roofing system. With our top-tier services, we’ll make sure your roof continues to deliver the remarkable weather performance you expect. We proudly serve Grimes, IA, and the nearby areas. Call us today at (515) 344-1323, or fill out this contact form to schedule your roof evaluation.