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What to Know About Roof Inspections

Roofs are a vital component of any building, protecting the residents, employees, and clients and interior from external elements.

Like every other part of a structure, roofs require regular maintenance and checks. But what exactly happens during a professional roof inspection? Let’s talk about what a roofing inspection is, what a professional inspector looks for, and why it’s important to invest in a roof inspection for your home or commercial property.

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What is a Roofing Inspection?

A professional roofing inspection involves a detailed examination of a roof's condition to identify potential problems, assess its lifespan, and determine any necessary repairs or replacements. It’s helpful to think of a roofing inspection as a yearly “checkup,” kind of like a visit to the doctor’s office.

Carried out by trained experts, a roof inspection is an essential preventive measure to ensure a roof remains in top shape. It’s also helpful for avoiding costly repairs down the road. Read more here about signs that your roof needs a repair.

Related: 10 Tips for Choosing a Roofing Company

What Happens at a Roof Inspection

What Do Roof Inspectors Look For?

During an inspection, roof inspectors assess several critical areas:

1. Structural Integrity

Our roof inspectors thoroughly evaluate the structural soundness of a roof. They look for signs of sagging, unevenness, wind damage, and other structural deficiencies. The condition of critical parts such as the home’s gutter system, fascia, and soffit are meticulously checked.

These areas are fundamental in ensuring that water from heavy rain flows away from the roof and doesn’t cause internal damage in your home. If at any time you suspect that your home’s structural integrity is compromised, please reach out to our team ASAP!

2. Condition of Shingles, Flashing & Fasteners

A roof inspector will assess the condition of shingles, checking for wear and tear, cracks, or missing pieces. The flashing – metal pieces that prevent water from seeping into intersections or protrusions – is inspected for rust or breakage.

In addition, the fasteners, which hold the roof material in place, are also checked to ensure they remain tight and in good condition.

Related: Is Your Roof Leaking by a Vent Pipe?

3. Home’s Interior Roof

Ironically, to understand a roof’s external health, our roof inspectors often look inside the home. Some signs to watch out for include watermarks on ceilings, mold growth on walls, humidity, or insulation issues in the attic – these can all indicate a roof in distress.

An inspection isn’t complete without this internal audit, as it offers clues to issues that might not be immediately visible from the roof’s exterior.

4. Quality of Workmanship

The longevity and efficacy of a roof largely depend on the quality of its installation. Our roof inspectors will identify any areas of poor workmanship, such as improperly installed flashing or issues around chimneys and vents, which could lead to significant problems down the line.

Related: What Is the Best Time of Year to Install a Roof?

Signs You Need a Roof Inspection

Before you contact us for a professional inspection, we highly recommend (if you are comfortable doing so), to perform a DIY roof inspection on your roof. Some signs that you need a roof inspection include you:

  • • Are noticing leaks coming from the ceiling,
  • • Have recently experienced severe weather events like hurricanes or heavy snowstorms,
  • • Are planning to list your home on the market,
  • • Are skipping a home inspection while purchasing a property, or are
  • • Receiving an instruction from your insurance company to get a roof inspection.

Why are Roof Inspections Important?

There are several reasons why you should prioritize a roof inspection:

  • • Prevent Issues: Roof inspections are not just about identifying problems; they're about preventing them.
  • • Reduce Costly Repairs: Regular inspections by a professional roofer ensure early detection of issues, which can save homeowners thousands of dollars in potential repairs. More info here about roof leak repair cost.
  • • Extend Roof Lifespan: They also extend the lifespan of a roof.
  • • Improve Safety: Lastly, a roof inspection ensures the safety of the building's occupants.
What Happens at a Roof Inspection

Why Choose LOA for a Roof Inspection?

Do you suspect that your roof has faced significant inclement weather, or do you need to schedule a maintenance checkup? When it comes to reliable roof inspections and roof fixes, the Austin, TX roofers at LOA Construction stand out from the competition! Specializing in a variety of roofing types, including asphalt, metal, tile, clay, slate, flat, and TPO roofs, our expertise ensures thorough and accurate roof inspections to give you a peace of mind.

When it comes to repairing a leaking roof, or providing a full replacement, our Google reviews attest to the quality of work that we do!

Areas of Service:

The LOA team proudly serves Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and the nearby communities of Belton, Temple, and Killeen, TX. Whether you own a residential home or a commercial property, their dedicated team is equipped and ready to serve.

Trusting your roof inspection to LOA Construction means you're partnering with a team that values quality, integrity, and unparalleled service. Get your roof estimate today!

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