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What We Check During Utah Roof Inspections: Part 1

October 7, 2023

Often, problems with your roof aren’t immediately apparent until they become significant and require major repairs. The best way to avoid having to deal with these major roof repairs is to catch them when they are still minor. That’s why we offer thorough roof inspections in Utah at Patriot Roofing. Your roof is essential to protecting your home and your family, so you want to make sure it is in good shape.


There are a lot of things we look for when we do Utah roof inspections. Here’s the first part of our list.

Overall Structure and Material Conditions

The first thing we look at is the structure of the roof. We look at the pitch, shape, and design. You would probably notice if your roof were about to collapse, but we look for subtler signs that could show problems with the roof structure. We also examine the condition of the materials. Especially on an older roof, shingles can deteriorate, and so fail to adequately protect your home. Metal roofs can also get rusty after being exposed to the elements for a prolonged period of time.


Roof Deck and Attic Inspection

The roof decking is the layer of your roof under the shingles or metal roofing. We inspect it for signs of sagging, deterioration, decay, or other damage. To do this, we often need to access the attic, which we also inspect. In the attic, we look at the ventilation and insulation and look for potential leaks or damage. The condition of the attic tells us a lot about the overall condition of your roof because leaks and other damage will affect the attic first.


Chimneys, Skylights, and Flashing

Anything that disrupts the surface of your roof is the point of a potential leak. We look at chimneys and skylights for flashing integrity, proper seals, and signs of water intrusion. We also check the valleys of your roof for similar problems. There is also flashing around your roof vents, which can be potential leak sources if that flashing has deteriorated or was not properly installed.


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Roof inspections in Utah are an excellent way to spot repair needs before they become serious. Our inspections are thorough and involve much more than what we outlined above. Check back soon for part two!


Contact us at 801-937-9602 for all your roofing needs!