Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against whatever nature decides to throw at it. So you want to do everything you can to keep it in good condition so that it continues to protect your home and your family. One of the simplest ways to keep on top of your roof maintenance is with regular inspections. At Patriot Roofing, we know that the first step to roof maintenance and repair is roof inspections in Utah. But what exactly is the roof inspector looking for?
Here are the primary things we look at when we do roof inspections in Utah.
The first thing a roof inspector will look at is the structure of the roof. Before inspectors move on to anything else, they ensure that there is no sagging or uneven planes. They also check the condition of the gutters, vents, and chimney masonry.
Once the inspectors are satisfied that the basic structure of a roof is intact, the next item on their list is the materials. They will look for missing or curling shingles, damaged flashing, rust, mold, and moss. Inspectors also look inside your gutters to see if granules from the shingles have worn off and gathered in there.
It is often hard to tell from the outside of your roof has a leak, so the roof inspectors will move inside your home after they check the structure and materials. They will look for signs of leaks and water damage, such as discoloration on the ceiling or mold and mildew growth. Your attic is the most important place they will check because that is where the first signs of leakages appear. Homeowners often do not notice the signs because they don’t spend a lot of time in their attics.
As they check all the relevant areas of your home and roof, the inspectors will also evaluate the workmanship. If Patriot Roofing did not install your roof, we don’t know what the quality of the workmanship will be like. The inspectors will look for things that are not problems now but could become issues in the future.
Roof Inspections in Utah by Patriot Roofing
If you are concerned about the condition of your roof, our team at Patriot Roofing will inspect and evaluate it for you. We recommend that homeowners have roofing inspections in Utah done once a year to stay ahead of any major repairs.