You should have your roof regularly checked to keep it efficient and in good shape. Regular roof inspections can help detect minor issues before they turn into costly repairs. They can also delay the need for a residential roof replacement.
Keep on reading to find out what professional roof inspections usually cover.
The first thing inspectors typically do is to check your roof for unevenness and sagging. They will also take a look at the soffit, fascia and gutters. The inspector will inspect masonry chimneys for signs of cracks, crumbling grout and chimney cap damage. They may also look for signs of damage in your attic’s venting system.
In this step of the inspection, shingles will be checked for damage. Your inspection will see if the roof has stains, rust, missing flashing or fasteners, or organic growths. A sign that your roof is approaching the end of its life is shingle granule buildup in the gutters and valleys. Rubber boots and seals around vent pipes will be checked for signs of deterioration.
The inspection doesn’t end once your contractor is done checking the outer surface of your roofing system. They will also inspect interior ceilings, the attic and walls for indications of water damage. Common signs of this problem include dark stains on walls and ceilings, mold, and rot.
After checking your interior possible leaks, the workmanship inspection will follow. Your roof will be check for issues in workmanship that can increase the likelihood of leaks and other problems. Improper flashing of the penetrations of your roof can allow water to penetrate your roof and enter into your home.
Let Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation help take care of your investment. You count on us for high-quality roofing and siding services. Call us at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We work with clients in Lebanon and Knoxville, TN.