One of the most important parts of your home is your roofing system. After all, it’s your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather, such as high winds, hailstorms and downpours. For this reason, you need professional roof inspections at least twice a year or after a severe storm. During the inspection, roofers will examine your roofing system and look for any signs of damage.
Here are four things you should expect in your annual roof inspections.
1. Structural Inspection
First, the roofing contractor will check the structural integrity of your roof. They will inspect your roof for uneven roof planes or signs of sagging. The condition of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system will also be thoroughly examined. Since improper ventilation can lead to heat and moisture buildup, the contractor may also check whether your attic has adequate ventilation. Otherwise, this may lead to your roof’s premature aging and deterioration.
2. Material Inspection
The contractor will also check the condition of your roofing materials. If they find excess shingle granules in roof valleys or on the ground at the bottom of the downspouts, this may be a sign that your roof is near the end of its service life and a replacement is due. In addition to that, the contractor will also look for other signs of deterioration on the rubber boots and seals around vent pipes.
3. Interior Inspection
Moisture damage such as leakages can wreak havoc on your roofing system. If your attic is accessible, the contractor will look for stains, mold, rot or damp wood. They will also check your ceilings and walls to determine the extent of the water intrusion. If the contractor finds a leak, they will perform the necessary repairs to minimize moisture damage.
4. Workmanship Inspection
Finally, the contractor will inspect your roofing system for workmanship issues, which could increase the risks of leaks or other roof damage in the long run. For instance, an incorrect flashing around roof penetrations, including vent pipes, skylights and chimneys, should be repaired right away to protect the integrity of your roof.
Are you looking for trustworthy roofers to inspect your roofing system? Get in touch with the experts at Goodrich Roofing. We are more than glad to inspect your roof for potential roof damage. Call us today at (505) 884-0662, or fill out our online contact form to set an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in New Mexico.