Roof Inspections

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Spot Roofing Problems Early On

Roofs are an essential component of any home — keeping your family and belongings warm, safe, dry, and out of the elements. Your roof also protects your home’s foundation from flooding. Because roofs are so important, it’s necessary to stay on top of roof repairs and maintenance. However, many homeowners don’t know there’s a problem with their roof until they’re already noticing water stains on their walls and ceiling. At this point, it’s likely that substantial damage has already occurred. Instead of waiting until you have a leak or water stains, an annual roof inspection should be sufficient to keep your roof in good repair. Though an inspection once a year is typically enough, you should hire a roofing contractor if your town has recently received inclement weather.

When you call a local roofer for a roof inspection, they will either climb up on the roof or use a drone to shoot pictures and videos. After the inspection is complete, your inspector will provide a written report with key findings. In Kirkland, WA, roof inspections are a call away at (425) 207-6016. Our team of roofing contractors can help you understand what’s going on on your roof and provide necessary repairs or replacements. A roof inspection is an invaluable tool that sheds light on the condition of your roof and can estimate how much longer your roof will last based on its current condition. Don’t wait; schedule your roof inspection today.

What’s included in a roofing inspection?

Roof inspection reports provide homeowners with a summary of key findings. Standards set by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors and the National Roofing Contractors Association state what needs to be addressed on an inspection report. It includes:

  • Gutters. Gutters divert water away from the roof and help keep it leak free. If components of your gutter system are missing or damaged, they won’t function as they ought.
  • Roof covering materials. Residential roofs come in many materials — asphalt shingles, cedar shakes, metal panels, clay, stone, and synthetic compositions, too. While all types are durable to an extent, time, weather, and other factors can cause your roof covering to crack, curl, or become separated from the roofing deck.
  • Vents. Roof vents provide adequate air flow, which minimizes moisture that can accumulate inside the attic. 
  • Flashing. Flashing is a thin piece of metal used to waterproof and seal the area around roofing protrusions. 
  • Roof protrusions. Things like skylights and chimneys add aesthetic appeal while plumbing pipes and vents provide functionality. However, if the flashing around them is missing or damaged, these areas are prone to leaking.

Keep Your Roof in Good Repair with Annual Inspections

When it comes to preserving your home’s structural stability, consider your roof the primary shield of protection. While roofs are durable, they are not indestructible. Regular roof inspections can help catch issues early on and prevent expensive emergency repairs. In Kirkland, WA, Roofing Formula LLC can help you keep your roof in good repair all year long. We have over 15 years of experience in the roofing industry and have the skill and manpower to handle all your residential roofing needs. Give us a call at (425) 207-6016, or connect with us online. Don’t let your roof down, and it won’t fall down on you.