When your roof is damaged, it can be awfully tempting to call for a roof repair or replacement project immediately. After all, the sooner you get the damage fixed, the less issue you have to deal with. However, while there’s nothing wrong with this line of thinking, there is another step that precedes the repairs or replacement: the roof inspection.
Here are the four things that professional roof inspections cover.
1. Material Inspection – One form of inspection that roofers perform is the material inspection. In this stage, inspectors will be looking for any loose, missing, or curling shingles in your roofing system as well as rusty or missing flashers or fasteners. That way, they can determine just how extensive the necessary repairs or replacements will be, which in turn will help them provide you with a more accurate estimate.
2. Workmanship Inspection – After the material inspection, the next possible step that your roofers will take is the workmanship inspection. During a workmanship inspection, a thorough inspector will examine the roof for any flaws in the workmanship that could increase the risk of leaks or other forms of damage in the future.
3. Structural Inspection – During a structural inspection, your roof replacement expert will first check for uneven roof planes and signs of sagging while checking the conditions of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system at the same time. If you have a chimney, on the other hand, the masonry will also be inspected at this time for cracks, crumbling grout, or chimney cap damage to see if anything needs to be repaired. That way, leaks can be prevented for your roof.
4. Interior Inspection – Finally, before deciding if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, your roofer will also perform an inspection on the roof’s interiors. At this point, they’ll check the interior ceilings, attic, and interior walls for any signs of water damage, mold growth, or rot. By doing so, they can formulate a plan on how to rectify these problems as they repair or replace your roof.
Is your home suffering from a roof leak? Don’t hesitate to turn to The Great American Roofing Company, the leading experts to approach when it comes to residential and commercial roofing services. Give us a call at (201) 825-2955 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.