One of the essential elements in your home is the roof. Your’ home’s roof should be professionally inspected at least once a year. Even the most durable and most robust roof will eventually have some weakness. Scheduling an annual roof inspection can help reduce the possibility of structural damage and high repair costs. This is especially true if you live in an area that receives a lot of snow or which often experiences high winds. It takes a professional roof inspector to identify hidden problems that the untrained eye cannot see. If your roof is due for an inspection, it is important to hire a roofing contractor you can trust.
Always check a roof inspector’s references and ask for a detailed list of what they look for during an inspection. Several key items should be included in a roof inspection:
- 1. A full exterior inspection of the roof. This means the inspector should go up on the roof and inspect it for wear and tear. They should identify any leaks and evaluate the condition of the roof shingles. The inspector should also look for ice dams and check all flashing. This includes looking at the valleys, dormers, eaves, side walls and rakes. They should also inspect the chimney for damage or wear and tear.
- 2. A full interior roof inspection should also be performed. To do this inspection, the inspector will need to access your attic. There they will look for proper insulation, mold and moisture and ventilation.
- 3. Once the inspection is completed, the roof inspector should present you with a plan for addressing any necessary repairs. They should also indicate if there is an issue that must be addressed immediately.
- 4. The plan should include a detailed and written estimate, along with the recommended solutions and costs for all labor and materials.
The cost of a roof inspection will vary and can range from free to more than $500. Most professional roofing companies will inspect your roof for free. They earn their money by performing repairs or installing new roofs.
Unless you are a professional or very experienced roofer, it is usually best to hire a roofing company to perform the roof inspection and make any necessary repairs. It can be dangerous to climb a ladder and walk around on the roof. Not only that, but it is often difficult to identify damage.
To find a good roofing company, begin by asking neighbors, friends, and family for referrals. Chances are someone you know has had work done on their roof. Always ask the roofing company for references. They should also provide proof that they are licensed to perform the work and carry adequate insurance.
It is important to get more than one estimate for roof repairs or replacement. Ask each company to provide their estimate in writing. Each estimate should include recommended solutions and costs for labor and materials.
It is important to schedule an annual roof inspection to help prevent damage to your roof. Spending a bit of money for a professional inspection is a good investment.
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