When you hear the term roof inspection, you probably have the image in your head of a man standing on your roof looking for damage. While this may be part of an inspection, it is only a small part. A roof inspector has a specially trained eye that looks for signs in parts of your roof that are easily forgettable. In this post, we will explain exactly what a roof inspection entails so that you can decide whether it’s time for you to get one.

When Should You Get a Roof Inspection?

For most homes, you should have your roof inspected twice every year, once in the spring and once in the fall. This will ensure your roof remains strong and able to properly protect you from the elements. 

If your roof has recently gone through a heavy storm, it is always advisable to get your roof inspected after to make sure no damage was sustained. 

Parts of a Roof Inspection

Your roof is a large part of your home and has many parts that allow it to work effectively. That’s why your roof inspector should give each of those parts designated attention. The parts that will make up a thorough roof inspection are the: 

Structural Inspections

This inspection examines your roof for signs of sagging, collapse, and general structural problems. Damage to these areas tends to be larger and more obvious (such as a tilting chimney). An experienced roofing inspector will be able to properly assess the extent of structural damage so that you can stay safe in your home.

Material Inspections

The inspection of the materials includes looking for missing or damaged shingles and signs of moss, mold and rust. 

Interior Inspections

Most of the time, when you have a leak in your roof, the hole will be small and difficult to see from the outside. That’s why there is the interior inspection; to look for any signs of damage that would otherwise go unnoticed with a purely exterior inspection.

Workmanship Inspections

Your roof inspector will also check the quality of the work on your roof to ensure that no future damage can be sustained in the future due to poor workmanship. This can be a difficult thing to spot, so it is important that you have an experienced roof inspector. 

What the Roof Inspector is Looking For

Along with the more obvious signs of wear and tear, your roof inspector will be looking for several other things that can affect the integrity and longevity of your roof. These include:

  • Weather damage
  • Beam decay
  • Wearing down of asphalt shingles
  • Growth of moss or algae
  • Accumulation of debris
  • Cracks that may cause leaks
  • Evidence of rodent and insect infestations
  • Structural integrity of the roof
  • Warped decking and cracked or corroded flashing
  • Breaches due to roof additions

Get a Roof Inspection with CK Roofing 

If you think it’s time for your next roof inspection, call the professionals at CK Roofing to get the job done right. Our decades of experience provide us with the skills to find any damage on your roof. Give us a call today or fill out our online form for quality roof inspections and any other of your roofing needs.