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8 - Point Inspection

8-Point Inspection

Roof Model
Roofing a House

What we look for on an inspection

Synopsis

Roof inspections are very important. It's kind of like a "check up" for your home. The roof is LITERALLY the primary component that stops water from entering your home and mold or mildew from forming. So it goes without saying we take it seriously. 

Here's what our project managers look for on an inspection. 

1.Gutter Apron

This is the drip edge; the metal on the eaves and rakes of the roof. There are 5 types of drip edge and if you have the wrong edge the water can get behind your gutters and rot the fascia or even wash out your foundation!

2. Flashing

The flashings include pipe boots, valley liners, roof to wall junctions and more. The job of the flashing is to create a chanel for the water to exit the roof instead of entering into an open seam or crack. 

3. Overall Condition

We take a look at the entire roof. How was it installed? Is it damaged? Is it aged out? Does it have storm damage? Does it have rodent damage? These are all questions we need to answer. 

4. Ventilation

Arguably the single most overlooked detail is the ventilation. We check to make sure the roof is adequately ventilated. We also check to see if the ventilation is installed properly. We also verify there is no reverse ventilation or mismatched ventilation types. "Ex. You cannot install a forced induction system like a whirly bird with natural aspiration like a box vent." This part is very important because not only will you wear your roof down very quickly if it's not properly ventilated but you also void any shingle warranty rendering a "lifetime" roof system useless! 

5. Chimney

A chimney is a unique part of a roof because they are actually fairly complex. We check chimneys to see if there is damage to the chase cover, mortar /grout, chimney chase cap, flu cap and cricket. Each component does a specific job and is important to keep your home dry. 

6. Shingles

This part could be an entire book but for the sake of simplicity let's just say we check for storm damage, seal failure, lifespan and condition. 

7. Cap

The cap shingles are the ones at the very top of the roof where the ridge and hip are located. The are commonly damaged so we always check to make sure they are adhered correctly, sealed and water shedding as needed. 

8. Valley

The valley is where all the water will run during a rain and ultimately the part of the roof that is responsible for evacuating the rain. This part is also VERY commonly a leaky place that needs constant maintenance. We check the pan, seam and edges to make sure they are watertight and doing a proper job. 

In conclusion as you can see the roof is a system. The system has many jobs that all need to be done correctly and if any single part starts to fail the result can be a developing issue that gets worse over time. For that reason, we take our inspections very seriously and do a thorough job of making sure your roof is ready to give you many years of carefree service. If we find any issues, we give our best professional advice on a repair or replacement option and move swiftly to protect your most important asset from mother nature's fury. 

Our Clients

What our clients say about us

This was the best experience.  From the moment I reached out for help with my roof, I received prompt and professional service. They showed up on time, called me with the results, and were able to educate me and fix my issues the same day. I would definitely recommend.

Monroe E.

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