Roof Inspections — Make Sure Your Roof Meets Standards of Safety and Performance
In many instances—like when buying a home—roof inspections might be required. It is common knowledge when it comes to our health and that of our family’s that preventative measures and regular exams are necessary. The same principle applies to home maintenance. One of the biggest components of your house is your roof. It is, after all, what provides protection from a lot of the outside elements. Your roof has a lot to do with the structural integrity of your entire home.
Why Roof Inspections Are Required
While roof inspections as part of regular maintenance could help you assess issues with your roof and determine the life it has left, if you are buying a house many lenders will require an inspection as part of the process before they cut a check. The inspection will tell them what impending repairs will be needed and if there is anything that seriously compromises the roof. This is valuable information to know if someone is getting ready to lend you money to buy a house. If you own a commercial building, roof inspections might be necessary when there is an upcoming roof repair or replacement. A roof inspection will determine the longevity of the roof and/or if it is compromised.
What Does a Roof Inspection Look At?
Roof inspections will provide an all-encompassing assessment of the health of your roof and it will identify any warning signs of bigger, more substantial damage. They will look for:
- Signs of water damage
- Mold, mildew, or moss
- Ventilation problems
- Old, broken, or curling shingles
- Shingle deterioration
- Clogged gutters
- Loose seams (if metal roof)
- Damaged flashing
- Interior leaks
Commercial and Residential Roof Inspections
There are several differences between a commercial and residential roof. They are usually constructed out of different materials. Commercial and industrial roofs are typically flat, tend to be much larger than residential roofs and require specific considerations due to the weight they often have to bear. Residential roofs will usually be steep-sloped and constructed with asphalt, slate, or other types of shingles.
When it comes to roof inspections, inspections are similar and essentially serve the same purpose. An inspection will still try to determine the integrity of the roof and any potential damage or impending issues. A commercial roof inspection will often be done before a repair or a replacement. These inspections are meant to look at details that might be missed by the naked eye. Each inspection follows its own procedures and has its own set of standards because of the difference in how they are built and the materials used.
Schedule an Inspection
The health of your roof largely depends on how well you maintain it. Let us help you increase the life of your roof with regular inspections and maintenance. Scheduling an inspection is easy. Give us a call and we will arrange a good time to come down to your house or commercial building. You can schedule it when you are home so that you are present. We always have technicians ready to go out into the field. We look forward to hearing from you!