A well-maintained roof is one of the most important parts of a home. Without a sturdy and secure roof, the material underneath will get damaged, and the structure of your house could be at risk. While some homeowners wait for problems to appear before calling for repairs, it’s always wise to have a free roof inspection. This way, you can discover potential issues before they become major problems.
Professional Inspections: Why Do You Need Them?
Most homeowners can spot obvious roof problems, such as missing or flapping shingles, without climbing on the roof. However, other types of damage are not as visible to the untrained eye, which is why it’s important to get a professional opinion. A professional roof inspection will help you determine the overall condition of your roof and whether or not any repairs are necessary.
Inspection: When To Schedule?
A roof inspection is important because most homeowners don’t check their roof until after a hail storm or significant weather event. Still, we should be checking our roofs regularly. It is common to see damage to roofs after extreme weather events, and when the damage goes undetected and unrepaired, the problem not only persists but can worsen over time.
Free Roof Inspections: What to Expect?
A roof inspector from Champion Exteriors checks the entire roof — examining the structure, materials, interiors, and workmanship.
At your home inspection, the inspector will look for any signs of damage, be it to the roof, chimney, soffit, fascia, or gutter system. We’ll also examine the condition of your masonry chimney — including cracks and crumbling grout — and check that your venting is set up properly. Improper venting can result in moisture buildup within your attic, which reduces roof life expectancy.
There are various things to keep an eye out for when walking around the exterior of your home. Our inspector will be sure to point out any damage or wear-and-tear they notice — starting with the roof. Ensure there are no missing shingles, loose ones, curling ones, or any other damage. Moss growth is another sign of roofs nearing the end of their lifespan.
Roof leaks are tough to spot, but the inspector will check your house’s interior to ensure that water isn’t coming through the walls or ceiling. The inspector will check the attic, walls, and ceilings for signs of water damage, which can signify a leaky roof.
Our roof inspectors will always look for signs of substandard workmanship during the comprehensive inspections they perform. Any mistakes made when installing the roof are red flags that could cause leaks and other issues down the road. In addition, the inspection can ensure that your roofer didn’t overlook problems like improper flashing around chimneys or skylights, both common sources of water damage in homes with new roofs.
After Inspection: What To Expect?
After the inspection, homeowners will receive a detailed report about the state of their roof. So whether you need immediate repairs or just routine maintenance to make sure your roof stays in good shape throughout the year, we’re here for you. With our convenient scheduling system and stellar customer service, we’ll be sure to have your roof in good shape before the first snow flies.
Champion Exteriors has been taking care of the roofing needs of New Jersey residents since 1836, and we’re proud to carry on that tradition today. We offer free roof inspection services. Our team inspects every shingle, vent, and flashing before any work begins. As a result, you can rely on us to provide a thorough assessment of your home and a clear diagnosis of any issues.