Most people assume their roof is well made, properly installed, and can withstand mother nature’s wrath. In reality, roofs are quite vulnerable. A roof that is flawed in any manner has the potential to put you and your loved ones in harm’s way. Furthermore, roof damage can result in costly repairs or even a full roof replacement that decimates your finances. The solution is to be proactive with an annual professional roof inspection.

Your roof should be inspected by a professional roofer every year. It is also prudent to have your roof analyzed and inspected after especially violent storms. A professional inspector has the trained eye necessary to pinpoint areas of weakness, leaks, and anything else out of the ordinary. The precise identification of trouble spots is necessary to perform timely repairs that nip any problems in the bud before they become more massive and costly endeavors. It might even be necessary to replace the roof to prevent it from causing extensive damage to your home’s framing. In the end, a professional roof inspection has the potential to save you tens of thousands of dollars (and lots of headaches).

Your roof inspector will look at your roof from both the interior and exterior. The inspector will start inside the house and look at ceilings for signs of water damage and leaks. Then we walk around the perimeter of the property, inspecting the eaves and roof overhangs for signs of wood rot and termite damage.

Next, the inspector will look for the following:

  • Vegetation and debris on the roof
  • Broken tiles or shingles
  • Rust and other signs of deterioration on roof flashing
  • Clogged roof valleys
  • Clogged gutters
  • Cracked or failing seals around all roof penetrations—plumbing vents, attic vents and fans, pipes, etc.