Your roof protects your home from the elements. It can sustain a lot of wear and tear, but it’s essential to get it inspected to ensure there are no underlying issues. According to a recent study, nearly one in four homeowners (23%) admits they never check their roofs or only have them inspected if there is a problem. When you take advantage of a free roof inspection, here are some things a professional roofer will look for.
Ceiling and Wall Damage
Why would a roofer check your interior ceilings and walls? If there are signs of water damage to your ceilings and walls, it’s often a problem stemming from your roof. Cracks in the roof can lead to leaks that show up through dark stains on your interior. They can also damage the drywall and possibly ruin the foundation.
While your roof is a massive part of your overall house structure, it also needs interior structural support. When the structure can’t hold up, your roof becomes weakened and can affect your safety by caving in. If you notice your roof is sagging towards the middle, that’s usually a sign that the structure has begun to give way. Checking for safe structural integrity is a huge reason to take advantage of a free roof inspection.
A roof inspector will also review the materials used on the roof. Maybe the asphalt tiles have begun to show signs of wear and tear. One sign that asphalt tiling may need replacing is if too many holes are present due to hail impacts or if too many protective granules have fallen off. Is there a sign of rot on any part of the roof due to moisture exposure? They’ll also look for moss and algae, which can hold moisture onto the roof and cause such damage.
Is there poor craftsmanship on the roof? The roofer will note how well the installation was done during the inspection. If the roof shows signs of early damage and poor insulation, they can recommend more repairs or possible replacement.
You must keep your roof up to date. Your roof not only protects your home from the harsh elements, but it plays a role in your family’s safety. If you’re ready for a free roof inspection, call our local roofing team today.