What exactly happens during a roof inspection? You could wonder what you need to have with you or how long the assessment will take. If it’s your first time having a roof inspection, then you’re probably unsure how the process goes. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or suspect your home has storm damage, you may wonder these questions!
What happens during the appointment?
Roof inspections can take around an hour to complete. During this time, a roofing professional will visit your home to inspect your roof's condition thoroughly. The first area the roof inspector will want to look at is the inside area of your home. They will go into the attic to look at the interior roof decking. While in the attic, they will check for leaks or water damage and the insulation condition.
Next, they will continue to the roof. The inspector will then inspect your roof from above. They are looking for loose or damaged shingles to assess your roof's current condition further.
The last area the inspector will check is your home's gutters. By checking the gutters, they ensure that they are draining correctly and are intact to the house. After the inspection is complete, they will be able to give you a report of how much damage you are dealing with and the next possible steps to move forward.
How often do I need an inspection?
Roof inspections should take place at least once a year. However, the National Roofing Contractors Association recommends having two per year for your roof's best interest. Setting up an annual inspection is an excellent way to ensure you stay updated on your roof's condition. This is a perfect way to plan for a roof replacement or repair. Each year at your inspection, you will be informed how much life your roof has left and the repairs that could prolong the roof's lifespan.
If a storm has hit your home, it is also necessary to schedule an inspection. Storm damage can lead to leaks in your home if they are not treated. After a hail or wind storm, loose or damaged shingles can often be treated to get your roof back in shape.
After the Appointment
After the inspection, you will have a comprehensive report of the damage done to your roof. You will then decide what you would like to do moving forward. When you’re looking for a company to do roof repairs, we recommend looking at their certifications and warranty options. You can ask this at the end of your roof inspection. You don’t have to make any decisions on the day of the inspection. After your roof inspection, you can contact your roof inspector if any follow-up questions arise. Work alongside your roofer to create the best plan for you and your home!
If you are ready to get started with a roof inspection for your home, contact us today! We are here to walk you through the entire process, from start to finish!
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