Warning Signs You Need a Roof Inspection

April 16th, 2015 by OCG Creative

Inspecting a roof in RenoOne of the most important aspects of keeping up with your roof maintenance is consistent, professional roof inspections. A comprehensive roof inspection can help you avoid issues that arise over time due to inclement weather, aging, water damage or other environmental factors. Roof inspections can help identify major problems, such as a leaky roof, well in advance of them becoming a costly burden or causing additional issues around the home. Roof maintenance through a roof inspection is not a complicated process, but there are certain steps that should be taken to ensure roof inspections are completed properly.

replacement roof by JC RoofingFrom the Ground Up

Although a leaky roof can be a clear sign that repair or replacement is needed, other roof maintenance concerns may not be so evident. Roof inspections start from the ground, and is most effective when completed by a professional who is well-versed in roof maintenance. First, the inspector takes a detailed inventory of your home’s structure, including any dormers, chimneys, gutters and flashing points.

Inspecting a roof inside.Not All Signs are Obvious

Problems can arise from missing or damaged chimney caps or cracked caulking or rusting on flashing points. Roofing material is also
inspected, commonly from the ground for high peak roofs, to see if there are any issues with shingles. A leaky roof can be caused by broken or missing shingles, while masses of moss could indicate underlying roof decay.

Indoor Roof Inspections

A professional roof inspection will also include analysis of the inside of your home. Indoor roof inspections are conducted by looking at eves, fasteners, roof braces and support materials. Serious issues including a leaky roof can be avoided when roof maintenance inside is combined with the exterior roof inspection.

Treat Your Roof like a Car and have it Routinely InspectedRoutine roof inspection so this doesn't happen.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, roof inspections should be done every three years at a minimum. However, if you believe you may have an issue that needs to be addressed, follow your homeowner intuition and contact a roof inspection professional. The roof inspection can last anywhere from 45 minutes up to three hours, depending on the size of your home and the condition of your roof. A professional roof maintenance technician will be able to provide you with a detailed report of what issues are present and what repair or maintenance may be necessary to avoid bigger concerns down the road.

At JC Roofing, the cost of your roof inspection will be applied toward any repair or replacement that is needed, helping you as the homeowner make the most of your inspection. If it has been a few years since your last roof inspection or you have never had roof maintenance done, now is the perfect time to get back on track.

Contact JC Roofing today.