Although it’s cold outside, Spring is just around the corner, which means it will once again be time for people to get things done around the outside of their homes. Landscaping, siding, painting, and other jobs will begin in earnest by both homeowners themselves or the contractors that they hire. It may also be time to get some work done on your roof. How do you know if you need roofing work or not? You simply call to get a spring roof inspection scheduled. This is especially important if it’s been a long hard winter where you live or there have been strong wind and hail storms in your area recently. It’s always best to be proactive when it comes to your all-important roof. Here is what a typical roof inspection covers.
Of course, this is the most obvious part of any roofing inspection. The inspector will look for such things as sections of the roof that’s missing roof covering or such things as an area of shingles that have bubbled up.
The inspector will also look for visible signs of rot on such roof structure pieces as soffits and facia pieces. They will also try and sense soft spots under the roofing material as they walk around. A roofing inspector will usually carefully lift up the roofing material in a few areas and check the condition of the insulating underlayment underneath it, too.
Number of Layers of Shingle (of course only for shingled roofs)
A good veteran roof inspector will also look to see how many layers of shingle are on your roof. This is true even if there are no signs of visible damage or wear to the existing shingles. Why, you may wonder? It’s because no roof should ever have more than 2 layers of shingle built-up on it. So, if you call them in the future with a problem, they will know your roof’s situation.
Your roof’s number one job is to keep water from getting inside your home. So, a competent roof inspector will look for various signs of leakage inside and outside of your home. These signs include loose flashing around chimneys and water stains on the inside of your attic.
Who to Call for A Roof Inspection?
The best companies to call for roofing inspections are those that have a good reputation in your area. Ask your friends and neighbors who recently had roofing work done for them who they used and how was their experience with that company. If you can, find a good roofing contractor who will even do that roof inspection for free. Confident roofing companies like Evergreen Roofing & Renovations out of Beaverton, Oregon use these free inspections as a way to show off their knowledge of their profession. They know that will give them a leg up on the competition whether you have immediate roofing work that needs to be done or do some roofing work in the future.