A professional inspection is the first and crucial step to keeping a sturdy and long-lasting roof. And while homeowners can perform their own visual inspection, it’s still a good idea to leave the job to a roofing professional, who’ll be able to provide a clearer and more accurate description of your roof’s actual condition. The leading roof replacement company in the area, Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares what you can expect from a professional roof inspection.
1. Structural Inspection
A professional checkup covers many aspects of your roof system, but your contractor will usually begin at the framework. They’ll be checking the roof for uneven planes or signs of sagging, and examining the masonry chimney for cracks, crumbling grout, and damage. Your roofer may also inspect the attic ventilation – a component that directly affects the longevity and performance of your roofing system. If your attic vents are blocked or need an upgrade, your roofer may suggest the necessary solutions.
2. Material Inspection
The asphalt shingles are the most noticeable part of your roof system. They also take the brunt of damage caused by inclement weather, so it’s immediately obvious if a passing storm has left them cracked, dented, or blown off. A professional roof inspection, however, goes beyond what’s already visible. An experienced and certified roofer like Pritchett Roofing Inc. will also check if your shingles have creases, tears, or folds, which are common indications of wind uplift. We’ll also check if the material has lost its mineral granules – excess shingle granule loss is usually a sign of impact damage caused by hailstones or wind-blown debris. Depending on the extent of damage, we may suggest a prompt roof repair or replacement.
3. Interior Inspection
This phase of the roof inspection involves checking the inside of your home for signs of water intrusion. We’ll note the presence of mold and mildew in your rooms, and examine your ceilings and walls for water stains and streaks. We may also check the attic to see if rainwater has infiltrated the space and left the trusses and decking moldy or rotten.
Whether you need professional roof inspections or quality siding installation, Pritchett Roofing Inc. has got you covered. Expect only top-tier results when you choose us to handle your residential roofing needs. Give us a call today at (770) 345-1622 or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve Canton, GA, and other areas in Northern Atlanta.