roof-inspectionIt's easy to overlook your roof until a problem occurs. It's recommended that you have your roof inspected yearly. The purpose of a roof inspection is to identify the integrity of your roof system. Roofing inspections are a great way to address potential or current issues your roof might have. Routine roof inspections can help homeowners maximize the useful life of their roof by addressing issues early on.

Roofing inspections should take place on the outside of the home as well as the interior. A proper roof inspection will look at all the components that your roof system is comprised of. Hiring a licensed roofing company is always recommended to perform a roof inspection. However, if you’re inspecting your own roof do so with great care. I recommend walking around your home using binoculars first to spot any obvious signs of concerns. Another option is setting up a ladder at the roof level to make a visual observation of the overall appearance of your roof.

What you should look for on the outside:

  • Shingles that are buckling, curling, or blistering.
  • Missing or broken shingles.
  • Abundance of moss.
  • Debris on your roof.
  • Cracked caulk or rusted flashing.
  • Excessive accumulations of granules in gutters.
  • Sagging at the ridges or middle of roof. Might suggest damaged sheathing.

What you should look for on the inside:

  • Check your attic for any signs of leaks. Look for dark stains on rafters or underside of deck sheathing.
  • Look for sagging sheathing between rafters.
  • Dark areas on ceiling inside home.
  • Peeling paint on walls or ceiling.
During your inspection if you've identified any of these potential problems I recommend having a come out to your home to assess and make repairs. This will help maximize the useful life of your roof and prevent further damage to your home.

Remember those are some of the more obvious signs of concerns. Hiring a licensed roofing company or roofing inspector will allow a trained professional to assess the current condition of your roof and identify concerns that a untrained eye might miss.

Concerned about the condition of your roof? Call Batterbee Roofing, Inc for your complete roof inspection at 352-504-4441