All of the roof installations at Five Points Roofing are based on systems that are maintenance free, a roof inspection is still recommended because small defects that occur over time should always be ruled out. Issues like open laps, cracking and more can occur because of heat and UV rays, as well as other factors, we suggest routine inspections to ensure the quality of your roof. If you haven’t ever had your roof inspected, here are three things you should know about the process.
Warning Signs That You Need a Roof Inspection
There are two obvious signs that may signify that your roof is damaged, including leaks and drafts. Additionally, you should also watch for stains and dark streaks on your ceiling, as these can indicate leaking and trapped moisture under your roof, which an damage not only your roof but your home’s interior.
Although cool drafts are not entirely attributed to a roofing issue, a faulty roof can contribute to issues with adequate air ventilation and circulation, which can cause energy bills to rise.
Even if you don’t have signs that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired, a regular roof inspection is advised to reveal any damage that cannot be seen by the untrained eye.
Interior vs. Exterior Inspection
An interior roof inspection ensures that there is proper ventilation and insulation in the attic as well as for evidence of mold and moisture. An exterior inspection, on the other hand, includes climbing on the roof, checking for proper flashing and leaks as well as the condition of the shingles and the chimney.
Once an inspection is administered, a professional from Five Points Roofing can give you a detailed guide of what to expect as far as repairs go, delivering a plan so you know how it needs to be properly fixed.
What do Roofers Look For During an Inspection?
When a roofing professional from Five Points Roofing performs an inspection, what he or she looks for will vary, depending on the roofing materials that are on your home.
If you have a shingle roof, a professional will look for:
Signs of Water Damage
If you have a metal roof, identifying leaks and the causes of them is priority. A roofing professional at Five Points Roofing will look for:
If you think you are ready to have your roof inspected by a professional, don’t hesitate to reach out to the professionals at Five Points Roofing today!