The roof is the most important part of a building, as it not only protects the entire structure but the occupants of the building as well. The value and life of the building can depend on the roof condition. Unmaintained roofs have negative consequences for the entire building, and this is the reason why you should keep your building under regular inspections. A roof has two structures, internal and external structure. The internal structure is usually made of timber or steel and the external structure consists of roof tiles and shingles. Usually, the external structure of the roof gets damaged.
What to expect from a professional roof inspection?
If you book a roof inspector, he will be looking for unusual wear and tear, leakage, damages which the debris has caused on the roof, and even the issues that took place while installing the shingle. The roof inspections are categorized into few sections. They are:
The inspector will see if there are any uneven roof planes, or sagging and examine fascia, soffit, and gutters. Masonry chimneys are also inspected if there are any cracks. Venting in the attic is also been checked. Improper venting leads to moisture and heat buildup which decreases the roof life and increase ice dams at the edges of the roof
In this section, the inspector looks for loose or missing shingles, moss, stains, and rust. They look out if any damaged material needs to be replaced or mended.
For this, the roofer will have to inspect the interior of the building. He will check if there is any water intrusion. The attic will also be checked for leaks, moisture, and signs of aging. The inspector may recommend you install insulation, for the prevention of heat loss.
Exterior inspection includes the close look of the roof and recording them (missing shingles, damage, leakage) They even take pictures of them
After the inspection is over you will be handed a detailed report of the condition of your roof. It would also include the repairs and replacements that have to be done.
After completing the inspection, the professional inspector will give you an estimate which is based on the damage and replacements of materials if needed, and the labour charge.
These are the steps that will be taken if you hire a professional roof inspector. If you want to be inspected or repaired you can contact Roofers Plymouth Michigan. They provide a reliable service to their customers.