Why Professional Roof Assessments and Inspections Are Extremely Important

Roof Inspection

Having your roof inspected and surveyed regularly by a professional is one of the most important maintenance tasks for commercial and residential building owners. It’s not simply looking at the roof and determining its condition, there is a lot more to it than that. There are two main purposes behind requesting a roof inspection: finding any current problems and gauging the remaining life of the roof. In both cases, a professional can work with you to identify potential points of failure and, more importantly, develop a plan that will ensure your roof's longevity.

The Process

  1. Roof inspections will often begin with and include a walkthrough of your home. Inspectors will examine the ceilings, alls, and attic for evidence of damage.
  2. The inspector will walk the perimeter of your home to see if they find any pieces of shingles or other roof hardware that may have come off.
  3. From the ground, the inspector will carefully examine the siding and eaves, checking for external water stains, hail divots, and any indications of dry rot.
  4. Now the inspector will get up on the roof to determine its construction, chimney, flashing, and vents. Common problems include:  broken or missing roofing materials, curled or split shingles, broken shaked or tiles, sagging between rafters, loose or missing flashing, depressions near vent pipes, open seams, damages chimney bricks, or wear from extreme sun exposure.
  5. The inspector will also look at the gutters while up on the roof. Improper installation, buildup of debris, or warped metal will likely cause drainage problems that could lead to actual structural damage or interior leaks.

This process ensures that every aspect of your roof is fully inspected. A full inspection helps to safeguard your roof against possible failure. More than that, though, it ensures that you understand the projected lifespan of your roof. This way, you're able to adequately plan for the future. Nobody wants their roof to fail, especially when they never saw it coming. Wharry Engineering can provide you with the tools, information, and knowledge that you need to gauge your roof's lifespan and plan accordingly. In fact, we can help you devise those plans and either extend the life of your roof or, if necessary, put plans into motion for a replacement when it is needed.

At Wharry Engineering, we can make sure your roof is properly maintained and help increase its longevity. Also, because of our vast understanding of roofs, we can recommend future dates for reroofing, so you can have time to plan and budget accordingly. Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment!

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