The three essentials of survival should be food, water, and a roof over your head. When you own a house, you are looking to maintain the things that you see right in front of you. Oftentimes you are not looking up at what is above you. Yes, roofs can be a pain and they can be expensive. But, they are one of the three basic needs – shelter. If you have your roof inspected yearly, you will not have to worry about the big expenses that come with replacement and repairs. Get your inspection scheduled today with Caliber Roofing!
How a Roof is Inspected
When you hire a professional from Caliber Roofing to inspect your roof, they will be looking for a couple things. First, they will look for obvious signs of damage and leaks. They will look for wear and tear in aging roofs. Professionals will also look for issues that could have occurred due to poor installation or maintenance. They will also look at chimneys, gutters, and other systems that are associated with how your roof functions.
It’s important that your roofing professional takes a look at the drainage from the ground level angle. Next, they will grab a ladder and look at the “joint” of your roof. This is the exterior roof inspection. This includes broken or missing shingles, mold and/or roof rot, leaks of any kind, cracked or worn vents around vent pipes, and the structural integrity of your gutters.
Once all the problems spots have been noted from the exterior roof inspection, the interior of your roof will be checked out. More serious problems are usually found during this part of the inspection. The insulation plays a huge role in how long your roof is predicted to last. As a warning, any signs of moisture, mold, or sagging usually means it’s time for a big repair. Some of these warning signs start with you. Call us if you notice any of the following:
- Moisture around your fireplace
- Peeling paint on the exterior of your home, near the roof
- Dark areas that look like water stains and/or concave areas on your ceiling
- Any sort of leaking
These are the sort of things our inspectors are looking for during the interior inspection, and these signs could mean you need a roof replacement very soon.
Depending on the size, type, and slope of your roof, roof inspections usually take only under an hour.
What Happens After My Roof Inspection
Once your roof inspection is complete, your professional will go over their checklist with you and let you know of any issues that need to be addressed. They will tell you what needs to be done as soon as possible, and what you should keep in the back of your mind to have done in the near future. At Caliber Roofing, we offer free estimates for the recommended repairs. Inspectors will answer any questions that you may have and offer additional information, such as when you should start thinking about your next roof inspection.
It is recommended to have your roof inspected at least once a year. To make sure your roof is in good condition, you can also do a self-check. Do your self-check in the spring and have a professional come out in the fall, before the more severe weather hits. After a major weather event, such as a hurricane or a heavy storm, you should also have your roof checked. If you’re planning on selling your home you should have someone come take a lot at your roof; a home with a roof that has not been well maintained will not sell because this would be a huge additional cost for buyers.
You put your home at risk when you don’t take care of it. Although you may not be aware of it, things can happen to your roof over time that can turn into serious problems. Schedule your roof inspection with us today! There is no problem too big or small; we do it all.