Your property relies heavily on a solid and sound roof to protect the contents within. Regular roof inspections can ensure that you aren’t missing a repair that needs to be done simply because you couldn’t see it. Whether you are in the process of purchasing a property, have just weathered a particularly nasty storm, or like to practice preventative measures, a roof inspection is helpful for almost anyone. If you are new to roof inspections, here is what you can expect.
Keep in mind that your roof inspector is going to examine more than just your roof. Sometimes a roof can appear to be in good shape, but it’s leaking in the attic. A thorough roof inspector will not only walk your roof, but also check around the gutters, the flashing on any existing chimneys, and take a look in your attic for signs of water damage.
Your roof inspector will check for the less-obvious signs of damage that are easily overlooked unless you know what to look for. They will look for bending or curling of the shingles that are nearest to the edge of your roof. They will also check your downspouts on your gutter system for signs of asphalt granules. They will look for signs of a sagging roof or rotting areas. Sometimes ice or debris will cause a section of a roof to create a dam, allowing water to pile up and start to leak in, leaving subtle signs that only a roof inspection can reveal.
For information on roof inspections or to make an appointment with our professionals for a roof inspection, contact us here at Carolinas Best Roofing for more information.