What is a Roof Inspection?

A yearly roof inspection can help you stay ahead of potential problems.

Roof Inspection Services

Now that we are getting into storm season it’s time to start thinking about prepping your home for the coming weather. Rain, hail, and wind can cause serious damage to a roof. Damages that are ignored or improperly fixed, can create even bigger problems that will inevitably cost more. Before the bad weather hits, take the time to schedule a roof inspection. Doing so can help you stay ahead of potential trouble because many as homeowners know, minor leaks can turn into emergency situations quickly.

When you schedule a roof inspection, a professional and licensed roofer or contractor can examine your roof. Through the inspection, they will be able to determine if there are any areas that could pose a potential threat to your roof. For this, you don’t want just any roofing company. The Innovative Construction Pros in the Montgomery, AL area are reliable, reputable, and efficient. For a roof inspection in the Montgomery, AL area, contact the Innovative Construction Pros at (334) 274-8485.

When you need a quality roof inspection, contact the Innovative Construction Pros.

What a Roof Inspection Entails

A roof inspection is not complicated or daunting. In fact, a lot of homeowners wonder when to get a roof inspection done. As a general rule, it will almost always be recommended to have an inspection done at least once a year as well as after any major storm, especially hail storms. When you do decide it’s time to perform an inspection, call on a reliable and reputable residential roofing company, like Innovative Construction Pros in the Montgomery, AL area. We have years of experience with roof inspections as well as roof repairs. Once an inspection has been scheduled, a licensed contractor from our team comes out to your home and will look for a host of things, following a standard roof inspection checklist.

For any roof inspection, there is a general list that roofers follow. Basically, they go over all areas of the roof that experience high-exposure to the elements. So this is going to be roof flashing, seams, soffit & fascia, rubber boots, and more. Generally, they will look for the obvious signs of damage, like busted seams or rusted flashing. Going a step further, though, they will also look for the more inconspicuous examples of roof damage. This would be things like smooth shingles. Most asphalt shingles have layers of rough granules, but aging and exposure cause the granules to be removed. When this happens, your roof is at a higher risk for damage. Homeowners are encouraged to keep a copy of a roof inspection checklist for their own use, but to also make sure any roofer thoroughly inspects their roof.

Homeowners are encouraged to keep an updated roof inspection checklist for themselves.

Roof Inspection Checklist

  • Cracked/dried out caulk
  • Rusted spots on flashing
  • Buckling, curling, or blistered shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracked or worn rubber boots around vent pipes
  • Moss or lichen, which could indicate the roof is decaying underneath
  • Rot, mold, and water damage

Now, as a homeowner, if you are comfortable getting on to the roof, you can definitely go through to check for these things yourself. But, any licensed roofer will tell you, while you can check for these things yourself, there may still be things missed. There are certain things that knowledgeable roofers know to look for and will be more obvious to a roof with experience. To be sure that your roof is well maintained and free from potential damage, call on experts, like those at Innovative Construction Pros. Think of it in the same way if you were wanting to install a tankless water heater. Yes, you can absolutely do it yourself, but experienced professionals can guarantee a proper installation with little to no need for costly repairs later on.

Innovative Construction Pros also work with most major insurance companies, if you are needing a roof inspection for home insurance done. We will work your insurance company every step of the way, but at the end of the day we work for our clients. So we will make sure the best and correct roof inspection is completed for your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should roofs be inspected?

At least once a year and after any major storm.

Do I need a roof inspection?

It depends on the situation. After a storm, it is recommended to get your roof inspected for potential damages. Otherwise, homeowners should have their roof inspected at least once a year.

How do you inspect a roof?

A licensed roofer will go over the roofing material and roof decking. They will check obvious places like roof flashing, seams, soffit & fascia, and other areas that experience high-exposure to the elements.

How do you maintain a roof?

By scheduling regular inspections and repairs when needed

How long does a roof inspection take?

Most thorough inspections will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Innovative Construction Pros are your local roofing experts.

Contact Us for Quality Service

For a quality and thorough roof inspection, look no further than the Innovative Construction Pros. We have years of experience and the dedication to provide the very best service to our community.

Call us, (334) 274-8485, for a roof inspection in Montgomery, AL and the surrounding areas.