What to Look For in a Roofing Inspection

What to Look For in a Roofing Inspection

Getting a roof inspection regularly is a great way to ensure your roof is in good shape by catching any small problems before they can grow to become big ones. This helps your roof stay structurally sound, last longer and keep your home protected better than a roof that goes for many years without inspection or maintenance. Many people wonder what their inspector is checking for in one of these services and wish to see if they can spot some of these issues themselves. While it is strongly advised you have a professional inspect your roof, it’s pretty simple to spot some of the more blatant warning signs they are looking for.

Water or Snow Damage

Your roof is supposed to protect you from the elements, including water. Rain, snow, ice, and hail can all place strain on a roof and wear it out, causing it to become weaker over time. Water also gets absorbed by the insulation in your attic, leading to the wood supporting your roof becoming softer as it retains more moisture. This is a particularly large hazard as wet wood is far weaker than dry wood, as well as heavier. A wet roof is far more prone to sustaining further damage as well as failing to protect your home, which you rely on it to do.

Structural Damage

Do you see sunlight leaking through small holes in your roof? Water will also get in through these small holes. These are also a source of heat loss during the cooler months and unwanted heat intrusion during summer. Other structural damages can include weakened support beams, missing, warped, or bubbling shingles, and more. Likewise, be sure to inspect your flashings, particularly those around your vents, chimneys, and skylights, as they are a source for possible water and air leaks. These structural damages should be fixed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage when the weather turns against you.

Algae or Residual Moisture

Regardless of whether or not it has recently rained outside, moisture should never appear in your attic. If your roof stays damp regardless of the weather, you may be dealing with a far more serious issue than a simple leak. If you notice any signs of moisture in your attic, such as wet wood, roof leaks, or even mold growths, you should get a repair immediately as you are likely dealing with improper ventilation. The outside of your home can also show some of these signs. Bubbling in your roof as well as visible wet spots and even algae growth on your roof can all point to signs of continual residual moisture in your attic, which means your roof could be at risk of a collapse under the load of the next snowfall or hailstorm.

Do you need a roof inspection? Call T-Town Roofing and let one of our professional Tulsa roofers examine your home’s most important line of protection. With more than 30 years of experience, our team can provide you with a thorough and detailed inspection to help you spot any serious issues with your roof before they turn into a major issue and expensive repair. Your complete satisfaction is our number-one goal, and we are dedicated to providing you with workmanship you can trust and the highest-quality customer service through every step of the process, including inspections and any necessary repairs.

To schedule your inspection appointment or receive emergency roof repair services, call T-Town Roofing today at 918.212.8184.

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