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What a Proper Roof Inspection Looks Like

A proper roof inspection is crucial for ensuring the structural integrity of your home and identifying any potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs. In this YouTube video, the speaker goes over what you can expect from your roof inspection. Here’s what a comprehensive roof inspection typically involves:

Exterior Inspection: Start by examining the roof from the ground using binoculars to look for any visible signs of damage or wear. This includes missing or damaged shingles, cracked tiles, sagging areas, and debris buildup.

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Check for any areas where the roof may be sagging or uneven, as this could indicate structural issues.

Roof Surface Inspection: If it’s safe to do so, climb onto the roof (or hire a professional roofer) to conduct a closer inspection of the roof surface. Walk carefully, staying on sturdy areas to avoid causing damage. Check the condition of the roofing material, such as asphalt shingles, metal panels, or tiles, looking for signs of aging, cracking, curling, or blistering.

Flashing Inspection: Inspect the flashing around chimneys, vents, skylights, and other roof penetrations. Flashing protects vulnerable areas from water intrusion, so it’s essential to ensure it’s properly installed and in good condition.

Gutter and Downspout Inspection: Check the gutters and downspouts for debris buildup, clogs, and damage. Clogged gutters can lead to water backup, which can damage the roof and siding.

Documentation and Repair Recommendations: Take notes and photographs during the inspection to document any findings. If you notice any issues, such as damaged shingles or flashing, make repair recommendations and prioritize them based on severity. Consider hiring a professional roofer for repairs or further evaluation if needed.

Regular roof inspections, ideally performed at least once a year and after severe weather events, can help detect problems early and prolong the life of your roof.

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