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Why Do I Need A Roof Inspection?

We recommend that homeowners have their roof inspected on a regular basis. It’s like going to the doctor for an annual check-up. You may catch potential problems early and potentially prevent them from becoming more serious.

We realize that making small repairs to your roof is hardly ever convenient but the time and effort you spend now are nothing compared to what you could be dealing with in future if you don’t attend to them. Your roof has been protecting your home, family and other valuables against the harmful effects of direct sunlight, hail, wind, acid rain, ice and snow for many years. Over time, these and other elements may compromise your roof’s ability to provide this protection.

The older your roof, the more vulnerable it becomes. Even if your roof and its shingles appear to look fine, a careful inspection may reveal less obvious damage, so don’t let a superficial appearance lull you into a false sense of security.

Some roofing contractors offer a very basic roof inspection that typically consists of examining the roof’s exterior and visible components such as metal flashings; however, a more thorough inspection can help identify areas of potential concern and alert the homeowner to problems that possibly might lead to further, and more costly, damage.

The roof inspection checklist below is by no means comprehensive but it does cover the basics. You should not try to complete the tasks on this checklist yourself. A1 Roofing Indiana recommends that homeowners and prospective home buyers consult with and engage a professional to perform a proper roof inspection.

Exterior Roof Inspection

Severely blistered, curled or split shingles
Loose or missing shingles
Loose or exposed nails
Improperly seated nails that “popped”
Broken or loose shingles at the ridge and hip lines
Signs of missing caulk used to seal flashing
Rusty or corroded metal flashing
Damaged or missing flashing
Sagging on the ridges
Broken seals on shingles
Excessive granule loss on shingles
Chimney cracks
Rubber boots at top of pipes (indicating dry rot)
Damaged gutters and downspouts
Fascia board that’s damaged or rotted
Siding above the roof
Gutters and eaves for proper shingle overhangs

Interior Roof Inspection

Cracks on roof sheathing
Measure and calculate proper attic ventilation
Sagging decking (between rafters)
Outside light coming through
Attic intake vents for proper ventilation
Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans for proper ventilation
Leaks around vents, chimneys and other holes to the outside
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