The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners schedule roof inspections at least two times per year, preferably in the spring and fall. Why should you contact a Denver roofing company for an inspection if you haven’t noticed any issues with your roof? It’s best to spot potential problems before they are noticeable so they don’t damage your home and require costly repairs. If this is the first time you’re having your roof inspected, here’s what you should expect:
Interior Roof Inspection
You may expect a roof inspector to spend all of his time outdoors, so it may catch you off guard if he asks to come inside before going on the roof. Why is the inspector coming inside? Part of the inspection process involves examining the roof from the inside, so he will need access to your attic. Inside the attic, the inspector will look for any signs of moisture or mold growth that could indicate there is a leak somewhere on your roof. He may also quickly examine the amount of insulation you have in your attic so he can make recommendations on whether you need to add more to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home.
Exterior Roof Inspection
After inspecting the condition of your roof from the inside, the inspector will climb onto your roof to take a closer look at it from the outside. The inspector is trained to look for signs of water leaks or shingle damage. He may notice that shingles are beginning to curl or lose granules, or he could see a few areas where shingles are missing. Read why are asphalt shingles on my roof curling?
The inspector will also ensure there are no problems with your chimney, if you have one, and the flashing. If the inspector sees that the caulk around the flashing is beginning to crack or develop rust, this is a sign that repair is needed. All of this information will be noted and included in the final report.
Don’t worry—you aren’t expected to remember everything a roof inspector tells you as he checks the different areas of your roof. After an inspection is over, he will compile his notes and create a detailed report that informs you of any issues discovered during the inspection, what should be done to resolve these problems, and how much it will cost to fix them. Inspectors will often tell you which repairs should be tackled immediately and which can be put off if you have a tight budget. If you don’t receive this estimate from your roofing inspector, ask him to provide it right away so you can begin making the necessary repairs.
Big Creek Roofing is the premier Denver roofing company, with a staff that specializes in every aspect of roof maintenance, repair, and replacement for commercial and residential properties. When you hire our team to tackle your roofing project, you can expect on-time and high quality service at a reasonable price. Contact
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