While mundane tasks like a roof inspection may seem like something you can skip over on your household upkeep to-do list, it is a vital precaution that could save you thousands of dollars. Getting a roof inspection helps to spot little problems that can be quickly fixed to prevent you from having to get a new and costly roof all together.
What Happens During A Roof Inspection
Roofers will look for the following signs of damage on your roof:
The Condition Of Your Roofing Material
If your house has shingles, missing sheets, cracked or bent shingles, this indicates that your roof is coming up on the end of its lifespan and it is time for a replacement. If you have a tile roof and a few are cracked, those are easily replaced without having to replace the whole roof.
The Gutters And Fascia
Fascia takes the brunt of damage from wind and water holding up and protecting your gutters, and will most likely need replacing. Fascia is made out of wood and tends to rot from too much moisture exposure. This is a quick, non-invasive, and cheap roofing repair.
Checking For Leaks
Using leak detectors, roofers can scan your roof for any weak spots where water could be slipping through to inside your home.
If roofers walk on top of your roof, they can test for soft and weak spots that can indicate places where wood is rotting. This could also be where animals have been burrowing to get to your attic, damaging your flashing and insulation.