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Roof Inspection: A Checklist And All You Need To Know

A roof inspection is an essential element of house upkeep since a roof is an expensive component of your home. By inspecting your roof regularly, you can identify any potential problems before they become more significant issues.

Solid Rock Roofing and Construction presents a checklist of items to look for during a roof inspection and all the information you need about roof maintenance in this blog post.

Our experts recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year, in the spring and fall. If you live in a region with harsh weather, you may need to examine your roof frequently.

When conducting a roof inspection, there are several things you should look for:

Know the basic information:

The first step is to learn as much as possible about your roof. This contains information such as the age, who installed it, the type of construction, and whether or not a guarantee covers it. This is to assist you in documenting a prospective insurance or warranty claim. It also aids you in determining if your roof is deteriorating at the predicted rate.

Inspect flashing, coping, and caulk:

Most people use flashing, coping, and caulk to connect pieces of their roof and other surfaces, such as chimneys.

Make sure the flashing around the chimney, vents, and skylights is in good shape. Also, look for corrosion and other leak indicators.

Roof surface:

The shingles and any seams linking them make up the roof’s surface. Look for cracks, missing shingles, and shingles that have fallen off. Examine for symptoms of additional issues, such as dried-out shingles, blisters, or depressions in the shingle installation.

Drainage:

Inspect the drainage. Remove debris or any other obstruction from your gutters and any thin roof portions. Your roof should be able to drain water without pooling. When stagnant water backs up onto your roof from an issue of your roof, such as a broken or blocked downspout, the problem becomes a roof problem.

Look inside your home:

Examine your attic and ceilings. The aim is to look for indicators of water leaks like stains on the ceiling or attic insulation. Examine your shingles for thermal leaks, such as small holes that haven’t yet grown large enough to allow water in.

Additional Fixtures:

Satellite dishes, TV antennae, rooftop air conditioners, chimneys, skylights, and other rooftop equipment should be secure and in excellent working order. These things might cause massive roof damage if they fall away during a storm.

Moss, algae, and lichens:

Moss, lichen, and algae on the roof are not harmless. They might indicate a problem with drainage or the degradation of the underlying surfaces. Even if your roof isn’t damaged in the first place, moss and lichen may eat at it away.

Always check mineral deposits, algae development, and efflorescence on roof surfaces.

If you prefer a professional for this job, you can count on Solid Rock Roofing & Construction.

We boast over 13 years of experience in roof inspections in Frisco, TX. We’ll come and assess the state of your roof at no charge, provide maintenance or repair recommendations, and give you a free quote to get your roof back in working order.

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