As a homeowner, you know how important your roof is in keeping your home’s residents safe and secure. Whether it’s rain, hail, or snow, the roof is your home’s first line of defense against whatever the unpredictable weather throws at you. This is why we recommend that your roof should be checked periodically by a GAF Master Elite® roofer in order to effectively protect your home, so you can immediately spot and repair any damage that it has sustained. So what can you expect from a professional roofing inspection?
This means the roofing inspector will check for loose, missing, or curling shingles, stains, rust and moss, as well as missing fasteners and flashing. If your hired inspector finds some shingle aggregate settled in your roof’s valleys or on the ground at the bottom of the gutter downspouts, this is a sure sign that the roof could be near the end of its useful life. The inspector will also check for any gaps or deterioration at the rubber boots and seals around the vent pipes.
This is where the inspector will check your roof for signs of uneven roof planes and sagging. They’ll also take a closer look at the condition of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system. Masonry chimneys will also be inspected for any sign of cracks, crumbling grout, and damage to chimney caps. The inspector may also check your roof’s interiors, especially the attic’s ventilation. Any sign of improper venting can lead to heat and moisture buildup, which deteriorates the roof’s structure prematurely. If your inspector sees any of these red flags on your roof, they’ll usually recommend hiring one of their trusted roofing contractors to repair the damages.
With this type of inspection, your roof will be examined for problems in workmanship that can potentially lead to certain roof damage such as water leaks in the future. This includes checking whether the flashing is properly installed around roof penetrations, especially on skylights, vent pipes, and chimneys. Unless addressed immediately, any sign of improper installation can give way to unwanted water penetration and leaks later on.
Whether you need a roofing or siding repair contractor, you can count on the services offered by Ken Morton & Sons LLC. We always keep our customers’ best interests in mind when we do our job. Give us a call today at (856) 582-8800 for more information. You can also reach us online via our convenient request form. We look forward to serving your roofing and siding needs in Woodstown and neighboring NJ areas.