What To Expect From A Roof Inspection


Roof inspections are conducted to know the exact current condition of our roof. They are typically carried out to address any immediate or underlying issues that may cause damage to the roof and potential damage to the structure of your house. You get to know if your roof requires a replacement or if maintenance is due, then how to prolong the life of your roof. The motive: Roof inspections are done for already existing roofs or those that are yet to be made, to ascertain the best results for the property owners. Using reports of roof inspections, homeowners can plan their roof maintenance and budgets. They can also use this information to get their roofs replaced or repaired in a timely manner. Aspects that roof inspectors look into: Roof inspectors look at many aspects including the condition of the roof membrane, trees and plants/bushes covering the roof, parapet walls, flashings including those of the perimeter, curb, and pipes, ventilation to and from the house, any roof penetrations including vents, drains, pipes; they also look at the skylights if used, among other things. Are roof inspections scheduled? Roof inspections can be either regularly scheduled or provided on a need-basis i.e. if you feel something is wrong with the roof and needs to be looked into. What to expect after the inspection? After the roof inspection of a construction site, the inspector gives a detailed report including pictures of the roof, material used on the roof, seeing if the work has been carried out expertly, and telling the contractor about any issues that need to be addressed. For an existing roof, the inspector provides a report and also meets with the homeowners to explain to them what kind of repairs are required. The report handed to the homeowners can be used towards maintenance in the best possible way, knowing what kind of budget they would need to fix or replace the roof, and what to buy for the roof replacement. A roof inspection in time can save homeowners a lot of money and hassle. If you want to know more about roof inspections or have any doubts, contact us at All Star Roofing in Burlington, Ontario.