3 Things That A Professional Roofing Inspection Looks For

Posted on: 31 March 2019

How long has it been since your roof was checked out by a professional? Has it ever been professionally inspected since the last time it was replaced? If your roof is more than a few years old, it's a good idea to have a professional inspect your roof at least once every three to five years or more often if your home experiences extreme weather conditions that could be damaging to your roof. While this may feel like a waste of time and energy, the truth is it will actually save you money in the long run. Some things that will be looked for during the inspection process include the following.

Type of nail: This obviously won't change between one inspection and the next but it is still something vital to verify anyway. Sometimes, in an effort to save money or just due to an honest mistake, the wrong nails are used during the roofing process. They may be too big, too small, or not meant for outdoor use. During an inspection, a professional roofing contractor will look at the nails holding your shingles in place to verify that they are the correct ones for the job in question.

Exterior damage: Many things can damage and prematurely age your home. Your shingles may be damaged by being hit by flying debris during a storm, they may be damaged by the sun, or it may be something else entirely. While you can sometimes see these effects from the ground, it often takes an up-close inspection by a professional roofing contractor to actually be able to notice any of this damage before it causes serious roof leaks. The inspection will also reveal whether you need to have your shingles replaced as soon as possible or if you may be able to wait at least a few more years before you have to do this.

Interior damage: The whole point of your roof is obviously to protect the interior of your home. But incorrectly installed building materials can result in damage to your attic or crawlspace that you might not initially notice from the interior of your home. Blocked attic ventilation can result in the buildup of moisture in your attic or crawlspace, something that can result in rot taking hold in your roof, resulting in a premature need to replace the entire thing. If you haven't changed anything in or out of your home, these vents could still be blocked by an animal or group of animals nesting in your attic or crawlspace. These animals can cause damage on their own and their possible presence is something that a roofing contractor will look for during his or her inspection. 

For more information, reach out to companies like Art Construction OF NW FL LLC.

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