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What We Check During Utah Roof Inspections: Part 2

October 21, 2023

In our last post, we outlined some of the things we look for during our roof inspections in Utah. In this blog, we’re going to continue that list. From the outside, your roof might seem simple, but many things contribute to the health of your roof and, therefore, the safety of your home. At Patriot Roofing, we understand that protecting your home and family is your top priority, so ours is giving the best possible service to our customers.


Here is the second part of our list of what we look for during Utah roof inspections.


Eaves, Overhangs, Gutters, and Downspouts

Critters often like to make their homes in the eaves or overhangs of your roof. It is a sheltered place that offers them protection from the elements. While we don’t begrudge them a place to live, this is your home, and you don’t want to share it with uninvited guests that could cause damage. These areas are also susceptible to rot and weathering, so it is important to keep them in good condition.

We also check your gutters and downspouts for clogs and cracks. Animals also sometimes nest in gutters, especially when debris builds up. Clogged gutters can cause rot or ice buildup in the winter, which will eventually cause leaks.


Storm Damage

Severe weather conditions can dislodge shingles, drop debris on your roof, and cause other damage. Even if you don’t notice anything right away, there could be minor damage that leads to further problems.


Moss and Algae Growth

If moss or algae are growing on your roof, that means it is not drying out after wet conditions. This is usually caused by insufficient sunlight on your roof. If your roof is not drying out properly, you may also have mold or mildew growth as well. Trimming trees back will do a lot to combat this problem.


Previous Repairs

We can vouch for the quality of our repairs, but we can’t say the same for other roofing companies. If you have had any previous repairs done on your roof, we will inspect them to ensure they were done correctly and are still holding up.


Roof Inspections in Utah by Patriot Roofing

Although we have covered quite a few things on this and in our previous post, there are still a few things we didn’t have time to explain. For further information on roof inspections in Utah, contact us today at 801-937-9602.