General Roof Inspection Tips

Posted on Sunday, 29th June 2014

5 Roof Inspection Tips

Today’s modern roofing is more dependable, reliable, and long-lasting than was the case just a few short years ago. However, with that said, it is still important to conduct regular roof inspections as a way to ensure that the long-term viability of this important component of any building or structure. Following a few simple tips can go a long way in increasing the useful life of a roof. This ultimately will save homeowners and business owners a substantial amount of money in the long run.

1. Inspections Done Annually

Having routine inspections and maintenance checks done on a roof should be standard procedure for those that own a residential or commercial building. This serves to maintain the overall value and safety of a structure over the years. In fact, while many experts recommend having inspections performed every three years, other more conscientious building owners recommend having inspections done annually. Either way, one thing is certain and that is that having a roof inspection is the best way to prevent serious and costly damage to a roof and its underlying structure.

2. Check for Missing or Broken Slats or Tiles

A typical roof inspection includes checking for missing or loose nails that should be replaced as well as checking for missing shingles, broken shingles or defective shingles. On roofs that are comprised of slats or tiling, the same holds true. Inspections include checking for missing or broken slats or tiles.

3. Check the Chimney and Any Flashing

Roof inspections also typically include checking a chimney to ensure that it is in good shape where it comes in contact with roofing material. While there is cost involved with having a roof inspection performed, it can ultimately save thousands of dollars in more serious structural damage caused by a faulty roof later on.

4. Check for Sagging Gutters

Other typical things that roofing inspectors look for include sagging gutters that can lead to water damage as well as damage caused by external foliage.

5. Landscaping Crews Should Check Trees and Trim Back Branches

Tree branches and other types of debris can ultimately damage a roof. In fact, having landscaping crews check trees and trim back branches that can potentially be hazardous to a roof is always a good idea. Doing all these things annually each and every season can protect a roof and ensure that it will last for decades.

Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today to learn more about a Phoenix roofing contractor that consistently exceeds customer’s expectations.

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