Professional vs. Homeowner Roof Inspection
The better you take care of your roof, the longer it will serve you. A key part of roof maintenance is regular roof inspections. There are two varieties: one is keeping an eye on your roof yourself and the second is to have your roof inspected by a roofing contractor. While there’s something to be said for being a watchful homeowner and always on the lookout for signs of damage, it’s no substitute for professional roof inspections. You should be watching for signs of problems on your roof year round but an annual roof inspection by a professional, especially in the fall, is definitely recommended. Here’s why.
The roofer will look for missing, loose, or warped/curling shingles. The roofer will also check the rain gutters to see if shingle granules are accumulating there. The roofer will check the flashing around the vent pipes and chimney to make sure there are no gaps.
A professional roofer will be trained to recognize problems with the roof’s underlying structure such as uneven roof planes and signs of sagging. A professional roof inspection looks at the entire roof system, not just the shingles. This will include an inspection of the rain gutter and ventilation systems as well.
Often the signs of roof damage are more obvious from the attic than from outside. A professional roof inspector will check your ceilings, walls, and attic looking for water staining, mold, rot, and any other signs that suggest water is getting inside your home.
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Most roofing contractors will do the inspection for free and that includes an estimate for any work he/she recommends. If you’ve yet to have your roof inspected by a professional, call up a Spokane roofing company to schedule an inspection.
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