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Before and During Your Roof Inspection

Before and During Your Roof Inspection

Routine roof inspections help keep your roofing system in good shape. Roof replacements are expensive. Discovering an issue early on can save you thousands of dollars in replacement. Roofing systems are combined with different parts that work together to keep you and your family dry. These working parts include flashing, roofing material, insulation, pipe boots, drip edge, underlayment, and wood. If one part of this system becomes compromised, your entire roof can easily be affected. The warranty on your roof typically covers manufacturer parts, but not labour.

When you have your roof inspected, you may be wondering what topics are good to discuss and what questions to ask. Roofing contractors and inspectors will perform an inspection that meets standards, but you may have some confusion as to what those standards are. Here are some things to consider when you have your roof inspected.

Before Inspection

Before you hire someone to inspect your roof, you should inquire if the inspection is free. Many roofing companies offer free inspections in hopes of landing your business if they find damages. Therefore, free inspections are common in the roofing industry. If someone is charging you a lot of money to inspect your roof, you should seek another contractor.

You do not have to be home during the roof inspection unless you have interior damage. However, you can be home. It is whatever feels more comfortable for you. If you do not have any interior leaks or damages and leave your gate open, a roofing contractor can easily access your roof and inspect it while you are at work.

During the Inspection

Roofing contractors will inspect your roof for damaged materials. If you have a flat three-tab shingle roof, you may have creased shingles, which indicates wind damage. You will not be able to see these creases from the ground, but they are a good sign that your roof will soon leak. An insulated roof (known as หลังคาติดฉนวนกันความร้อน in Thai) will absorb water and quickly grow mould. Mould remediation and fixing interior damages are much more expensive than addressing your damaged or aged roof.

If your roof is leaking and there are not any clear noticeable damages on the roof, the contractor may suggest a full roof replacement. When a roof is put on poorly or aged, it can be difficult to determine exactly where the leaking is coming from. A roofing contractor can provide repairs, but the repairs will not guarantee the leak will stop. In this case, a roof replacement may be the only guaranteed way the contractor can ensure your roof will no longer leak.

When you need a full-service roofing solution, turn to Summit Renovation of Birmingham. We offer insurance claims assistance, experience with many roofing materials, and free inspections for storm damage.