What is the Overall Goal of a Roof Inspection?
Having a roof inspection is one of the most important things you can do to ensure its overall lifespan. The overall goal of a roof inspection is to find any problems and gauge the remaining life of the roof and this includes a thorough examination of all the roofing components on or in your home.
During this inspection, the professional roofer will inspect the edges, gutters and downspouts, roofing materials, roof penetrations, flashing and attic (and chimney if you have one).
While a thorough inspection by a professional roofing contractor is ideal, there are a few things as a homeowner you can do to stay vigilant.
- Look for loose, missing or damaged shingles
- Check ventilation.
- Inspect gutters and clean out any debris.
- Look for any loose or missing flashing.
Most of this can be done safely from the ground or with the use of binoculars. Slowly circle the property and look for any signs of damage. If you see any damage, make note of it so you can refer it to the professional roofing contractor. And remember, if you plan to make a claim with your insurance company, they will almost always require a professional report from an inspector or qualified roofing company.
An inspection from a professional roofing contractor should let you know of any specific damage, if any; as well as your current condition of your roof. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. As a homeowner, it’s important for you to fully understand your roof’s condition.
If you are looking for a roof inspection, call BB Roofing and we will walk you through all the options that fit your needs and your budget. Wouldn’t it be nice to have new windows in time for winter? And you’ll save money on your heating bill. Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation estimate today!