What to Expect From a Roofing Inspection

Published March 11, 2021
By Brandon Hamilton

A strong and efficient roof is an essential part of a home. It is important to keep the roof in tip-top condition in order to create a safe and comfortable haven for the residents. During a roof inspection, a roofer will check for leaks, unusual wear and tear, damage due to harsh weather and more. Here’s what to expect from a professional roofing inspection.

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  • Structural Inspection
    The inspectors will look for uneven roof planes and other signs that indicate sagging or impending collapse. They will also inspect the current condition of the soffit, fascia and gutters. The ventilation system in the attic should be thoroughly inspected since minor issues can lead to heat and moisture buildup, which can dramatically affect the service life of the roof.
  • Material Inspection
    This segment of the inspection includes looking for loose, curling or missing shingles, moss or algae stains, torn flashing and dislodged fasteners. Around vent pipes, the inspector will also check the rubber boots and seals, looking for gaps or deterioration to fix.
  • Interior Inspection
    Since roof leaks can also inflict damage to the interiors, roofing contractors will check attic spaces, interior ceilings and interior walls for mold, rot and water stains.
  • Workmanship Inspection
    An experienced inspector will remember to examine the roof for issues with the workmanship that can increase the risk of leaks and even structural collapse, all of which can contribute to bigger and more expensive damage down the line. A common red flag is an improper installation of flashing around roof penetrations, such as skylights and vent pipes.

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