Monday, June 24th, 2019 by Robert Stiltner
Roofing inspection FAQs
We suggest getting your roof inspected in fall, spring and of course following any major storm that involved high winds, hail or flying debris. It’s typical for homeowners to receive a roof inspection at least once a year.
If you’ve never had your roof professionally inspected, here are the answers to some of the most common questions about the process.
The two most obvious signs that your roof is damaged are leaks and drafts. In addition to watching for water visibly leaking, you should also check for dark streaks and stains on your ceiling, as they can also be indicators that your roof is leaking, and moisture is damaging both your roof and home’s interior.
Cool drafts, on the other hand, are not often 100 percent attributed to your roof, but a faulty roof can lead to problems with proper air circulation and ventilation and cause your energy bills to rise.
However, even if there are no signs that you need to have your roof repaired or replaced, a more thorough inspection may reveal damage that is not apparent to the untrained eye. So, scheduling an annual roof inspection is always a smart idea.
While an interior roof inspection includes checking the attic for proper insulation, ventilation, as well as moisture and mold, an exterior inspection includes climbing up on the roof and checking for leaks and proper flashing, as well as the condition of your shingles and chimney.
After the inspection is done, we will give you a detailed guide of what needs to be repaired and execute a plan so that it can be fixed properly, as well as work with your insurance company.
What a HAAG Certified Professional will look for during an inspection will vary depending on the roofing materials used.
If you have a shingle roof, here are a few common issues that we look for during an inspection:
When inspecting your metal roof, identifying any leaks and their causes is also a top priority. Here are a few areas that we will pay special attention to during an inspection:
Give us a call and we can help and give you peace of mind and if need be work to ensure your home is whole again!