The roof is one of the prime elements to any structure and with the immediate exposure to the elements and abuse it takes, the roof often requires more maintenance and repairs than the rest of the home. After enduring harsh winters, heavy rains, brutal snow storms, intense summer rays, and other inflictions, it is important to get your roof inspected and maintained. We at Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration would like to take the opportunity to expound on the importance of annual inspections for your roof.
The roof should be inspected every month or two by the owner; you are looking for obvious signs of damage, leaks, missing shingles, and anything that might indicate that the roof is not at its full potential.
How Often Should I Get My Roof Looked At?
When it comes to professional roof inspections, the process is a bit more involved. Professionals examine the substrate, insulation, membrane, surfacing, flashing, metal terminations, and all other components that comprise your roof. The professional assesses the integrity, overall condition, potential safety hazards, and performance of the different parts of the roof and applies safety precautions during the process. Typically, after the winter thaw and during spring is the best time to invest in a professional roof inspection service, but if time gets away from you, it is better to get it late in the year than not at all. Inspections can often catch problem early on requiring inexpensive, quick fixes; whereas leaving an issue unresolved can result in a costly and time consuming problem.
What Do Roofer Check when Inspecting a Roof?
Below, you will find the basic checklist a professional wills often utilize during the roof inspection process.
1) Areas with any kind of damage are marked with spray paint. In the report, notes detailing the damage of the roof, solutions for repair or replacement as well as the severity, measurement, and other pertinent information are recorded. For insurance claims, photographing the defects found during the inspection can be useful.
2) Not necessarily any damage, but minor defects, such as small holes in the membrane and flashing can be repaired during the inspection. However, it is generally documented as to all repairs that are done, including materials and methods used.
3) Any repairs that are done during the inspections should be done using proper roofing techniques and approved materials.
4) Photograph all of the repairs for your records and the roofer; double check that the repairs that were done and ensure they are done completely and effectively.
5) To help the contractor, secure a collection of all files relevant to roofing systems on the home like any warranties and guarantees.
6) Be sure to keep any revisions of these files and ensure they are up-to-date with current materials and plans.
7) The professionals will verify measurements of base flashing and membrane areas.
8) Starting at the perimeter and moving row-to-row perpendicular on the surface, inspecting the flashing, roof membrane, edge, and all penetrations for any damage or defects are completed.
Roof Inspections, Repairs & Roofing System Replacement & More in Conroe, Pasadena, The Woodlands, Pearland, Sugar Land & Houston, TX
At Skyline Designs Roofing & Restoration, we perform a comprehensive inspection of your entire roof to ensure it is par. If any issues manifest, we describe in detail the problems at hand and the ideal solution. Call us today to get started on your roof inspection service.