What Contractors Look For During a Roof Inspection

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A routine roof inspection from a trusted contractor can alert you to problems you wouldn’t have learned about otherwise. While there are many points of interest a contractor will check out, here are some of the most common things a contractor looks for during a roof inspection.

What Contractors Look For During a Roof Inspection

  • Leaks. Leaky roofs are one of the most common problems when it comes to roofing. To check for any possible leaks, your contractor will look at multiple parts of your home, including the roof itself, the attic, and interior ceilings.
  • Damaged shingles. Your roof’s shingles protect the roof from outside elements, so checking to make sure the shingles are all present and intact is a routine part of a roof inspection.
  • Blocked gutters. If your gutters are blocked, they won’t be able to effectively divert rainwater away from your home, which can damage the roof if standing water is present for too long. Your contractor will also look at the gutters and downspouts themselves to make note of any cracks or other damages.
  • Rusted flashing. Flashing is a piece of metal that is placed by areas of your roof that have something jutting out, like a chimney, or anywhere shingles are pushed against something. Rusted flashing doesn’t hold up as well and could lead to a leak.

It’s important to have routine roof inspections to make sure your roof is holding up and keeping your family safe. Here at Tri-Star Property Services LLC, we offer a free roof inspection service, so contact us today to schedule one.