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How Does a Home Roofing Inspection Work?

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Your roof is an important component of your house because it protects your family from inclement weather, excessive temperatures, and troublesome pests. However, frequent roof inspections are necessary to maintain your roof in fighting shape. Roofing inspections will look for any problems that need to be fixed, anything that is out of position, and if your roof is standing the test of time. But how does this differ from a standard house inspection, and how frequently should you evaluate your roof? 

Here is the crucial information you should know about roof inspections.

Why is a Roof Inspection Important?

Some of the reasons you should hire a professional Goldsboro roofer to inspect your roof include the following. 

  • An annual examination
  • If you discover leaks coming from the ceiling.
  • If there has been a recent storm that featured severe winds, debris, and heavy rain or snow.
  • If you’re getting your home ready for hurricane or snow season.
  • If you are planning to sell or refinance your home.
  • If you recently acquired a property without having it inspected.
  • If your insurance carrier has ordered a roof check.

When Should You Have a Roof Inspection?

A roof inspection should ideally be scheduled at least once a year. It is advisable to handle this task at the beginning of fall or spring before the amount of rain and snow increases. By conducting yearly inspections, you can discover roofing problems early and save costly repairs. If you recently bought a home and the roof was last examined when it was erected, you should ask for a roof inspection, especially if you didn’t get a home inspection during the buying process. 

Your roof may be functioning on borrowed time after ten years or more without a professional roof inspection.

What is Included in a Roof Inspection?

Material Inspection

The roofing materials, such as shingles, metal plates, clay, or even slate shingles, will be the focus of the material component of the roof inspection. The inspector will inspect them for any defects, missing items, rust, moss, or water damage discoloration. The material examination also involves looking for evidence of leaks, fractures, or pests in the flashing beneath the roofing material.

Interior Inspection

The inside component of the examination will focus on any symptoms of roof damage that are not evident from the outside. Inspectors will examine the ceilings, attics, and even the property’s walls. Typical symptoms will include wood rot, water stains, mold, holes in the walls or ceilings, pests in the attic or beams of light entering the attic from the ceiling.

How to Construe the Results of the Roof Inspection?

When the roof inspection is over, the roof inspector should provide you with a detailed report on their findings. They can also walk you around the house to point out any indicators of damage that they observe without putting you onto the roof if feasible. Each firm will very certainly have its own reporting system. The report will include the roof’s condition, required repairs, worries about the roof collapsing, and how long the roof is expected to endure.

If you want a roof inspection conducted on your home, contact Lanes Contracting today!