When To Get A Residential Roof Inspection


As part of preventative roof maintenance, you should arrange regular inspections of your roof to identify issues that may cause extensive damage if they go unnoticed for a long time. Roofing issues detected during these inspections will require repairs before it is too late.  

While scheduled roof inspections are essential to maximize the performance and life of your residential roof, you should not always wait until your roofer's next scheduled visit to have your roof inspected. In-between expected visits from your roofer, you may need a roof inspection in your home.

Here are some roofing problems that may necessitate an unplanned inspection of your residential roof.

Roof Leaks

Of all the different problems you can have with your residential roof, leaks are the most common and dreadful. Roof leaks can occur in almost any part of your roofing system that has experienced failure. Some common causes of roof leaks include:

  • Damaged or deteriorated flashing
  • Damaged or missing shingles or other roofing-covering materials
  • Clogged gutters
  • Loose or missing roofing fasteners like nails and screws 

If you spot the signs of a roof leak inside your home, you should get your roof checked right away. Your roofer may inspect your roof by climbing on top of it, going up your attic, or both. For example, a rooftop inspection is the only way to inspect roofs in homes without attics.

Poor Ventilation

Your roof requires proper ventilation to prevent moisture buildup underneath it. The vents in your attic serve this purpose. If these pipes become clogged or damaged, they can prevent moisture from escaping to the outside environment. As a result, your interior temperature can rise, putting a strain on your air conditioning system. Moisture buildup due to poor roof ventilation can also cause extensive roof damage. Having a professional inspect your roof ventilation will help resolve these issues. 

Storm Damage

If you experience a severe storm in your area, it helps to have a professional roofer come to your home to identify and assess any roof damage that may have occurred following the storm.

Not all storm damage is obvious, so you may require the keen eye of a fully trained and experienced roofer to discover hidden damage after a storm. Hidden roof damage can cause extensive water damage to your home and pose health and safety concerns, such as mold growth and slips and falls.

Having problems with your residential roof? Contact a local roofing service, such as Able-Warnecke Roofing Inc, to learn more. 


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