What To Expect During A Roof Inspection

What To Expect During A Roof Inspection

The roof is an essential component of a home. It protects the attic and interior of the home from the elements. Over time, the weather elements take a toll on the roofing materials. An experienced and trained roofing professional looks for damage you may not notice.

Interior Inspection

As part of the roof inspection in Daytona Beach, the professional inspects the interior of the home for signs of damage. Often this starts in the attic. The R-value and condition of the attic insulation are inspected. The roofer also looks for mold, moisture and proper ventilation.

Exterior Inspection

The roofing professional inspects both the inside and the outside. The state of the roof is best assessed from on the roof itself. The inspection looks at the chimney, shingle condition and condition of the flashing. Any indication of ice dams or leaks are noted to the customer and addressed in a plan once the roofer inspects all the roof. Even immediately recommended work should be accompanied by a quote or bid.

Replacement Recommendations

After the inspection is complete, the roofing professional may suggest you replace your roof. Certain issues can only be addressed with a full roof replacement. If there are holes in the roof or part of the roof deck sags, immediate roof replacement is necessary. A leaking roof typically shows water damage on the home’s ceiling. The water can leak due to clogged gutters or a leaky roof. Shingle wear and deterioration requires replacement. Signs to look for in your shingles include curling, algae growth, loose, buckling, rotting or missing altogether. Mold and rot in the wood rafters indicate a leak.

Replacing the roof is a costly investment in the home, but without fixing the issue, the end result could cost you much more. Have your roof inspected if you see signs of damage on the roof, suspect a leak or see mold. Only a professional can tell you whether or not it is time for a replacement.