The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that homeowners inspect their own roof about 2 times per year, once in the spring and once in the fall. It is also a good idea to get a professional inspection from a roofing contractor periodically, and you should expect their roof inspection to be a thorough evaluation of your roof, including the interior and exterior of your home.
Here are some things you should expect from a professional roof inspection:
- Interior roof inspection: This part of the inspection should include your entire attic space. Your roofing contractor will evaluate your insulation levels, the ventilation, and any mold or mildew issues that may be a problem.
- Exterior roof inspection: This will occur on your roof. Your roofing contractor will be looking for evidence of leaks or other problems around the flashing or chimneys. You should get a report about the condition of your shingles and any repairs that are needed.
Once the roof inspection is over, you should receive a written statement about the condition of your roof, any problems that were found during the roof inspection, and an estimate for any repairs that are needed. A periodic roof inspection can find small problems with your roof and protect you and your home from costly repairs. A faulty roof can cause extensive damage to your roof and also create a hazardous situation for the people who live there. Don’t wait until you have a major problem to get a roof inspection. Contact us at Sentry Construction today.