Spring has arrived, and you’re probably planning on doing some maintenance work on your home. If you do, see to it that your roof is of top priority. After being exposed to frigid temperatures over the cold months, it might have issues that must be addressed as soon as possible. By scheduling an inspection this spring, you can ensure the roof’s long-term weather performance and durability.
If you are planning to do so for the first time, you might be wondering what a roof inspection entails.
1. Leak Checks
One of the first things roofers will look for is signs of water damage. Mold growth, water stains on ceilings and walls, and pooling water are indicators of a leak. A small leak may seem harmless, but it can grow bigger and worsen the condition of your roof if not identified early.
2. Structural Inspection
Roofers will check for signs of physical damage that can affect the structural integrity of the roofing system. These include missing shingles, damaged flashing, broken rafters, sagging roof planes and detached gutters.
3. Interior Inspection
The roofers will also check the inside of your roof, particularly the attic as well as the rest of your home’s interior. They’ll check for signs of water damage, mold, rot, moisture buildup and condensation. The roof’s quality of ventilation and insulation will also be considered. Improper venting can cause heat and moisture to collect inside the attic and expose your roof to early failure.
At Hill Roofing Corporation, we have highly skilled specialists who are ready to perform roof inspections and other superior-quality roofing services. Besides working as a professional roofing contractor in the local area, we are also adept at performing other exterior upgrades, including gutter and siding services. Call (703) 754-0964, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Manassas and Arlington, VA.