What Happens During a Roof Inspection?


What Happens During a Roof Inspection?As a homeowner it is your duty to stay on the lookout for potential or existing problems. One of the main areas of your home that needs to be checked on regularly is the roof. If you are not an experienced roofer it may be in your best interest to recruit the help of a professional for any roofing services, including inspections. Following a harsh weather event such as pounding rain or high winds, or if you notice any signs of a possible roof leak or other roof damage, get in touch with a licensed roofer to schedule a roof inspection, which may include the following.

Broken Shingles - A professional roofer will check for blistered, split or curled shingles.

Loose or Missing Shingles - Missing or loose shingles are sure sign of an imminent water leak.

Loose or Exposed Nails - Unsecure nails can lead to leaks in the roof because they can allow water to seep under shingles.

Sagging Roof - A dip in the roof is a clear sign of water damage that may lead to structural damage to the home, if it hasn't already.

Ridge & Hip Line Shingle Issues - The ridge and hip lines in a roof are critical areas and will be thoroughly checked for loose shingles or nails.

Damaged Roof Penetrations - Chimneys, vents and other areas where there are roof penetrations will be assessed for damage as they are often subject to issues following high winds and heavy rain.

Leaf Debris - A buildup of leaves, sticks and other tree debris can cause damage to sensitive roofing areas as it will allow water to pool.

Rusty Metal - Rusty metal used for roofing purposes is an indication of pooling water which can eventually cause structural issues for your home.

Overflowing Gutters - Water flowing over the edge of your gutters can also indicate that is is seeping into the roof deck, allowing wood to become damp and weak.

If you have noticed symptoms of a roof leak, such as water stains or mold on the ceiling or even a physical water drip, do not hesitate calling a professional roofer to conduct a full roof inspection. To request a roof inspection in Salt Lake City or the surrounding area reach out to Horizons Roofing. We roof with all types of materials and offer both commercial and residential roofing. To learn more or to request an estimate for roof repair in Salt Lake City give us a call at (801) 997-8521 today.