A Walkthrough Of The 17 Point Roof Inspection
By now, you are probably aware what an important role your roofing plays, when it comes to safeguarding your home. This is the first line of defense against the elements, which is especially important when it comes to the New England winters we get. You need to feel confident that you are getting the best possible service and protection from your rooftop.
The maintenance and care that you invest into your roofing is what will help to ensure that you receive the optimal performance and maximum longevity, from your roof. This, in turn, also helps take care of your overall house. Which is why so many savvy homeowners make the wise choice to schedule service for the 17 Point Roof Inspection that we offer here at Precision Roofing.
Understanding the Procedure
Assuming that you can tell the current condition of your roof, with a visual scan from the ground, and with no formal training in the field, would be a huge mistake. In fact, many homeowners end up missing problems that result from a weather related event because they try to carry out their own roofing inspection. The thorough service we offer ensures that no detail will be left out.
The service we offer includes:
We check that there is proper shingle overhang near the gutters, as well as the eaves.
This is also a good time to make sure that the attic ventilation is sufficient in order to prevent issues, like rot, from the inside out.
We will check for and address any possible blockages at attic intake vents.
The fourth point of the process includes checking for and dealing with any loose shingles.
Next, we will inspect flashing at the walls. This is a common problem few homeowners even realize exists.
From there, we will check the pipe flanges for splits and cracks.
Examining the valleys for decay and existing cracks is the next step.
How well insulated is your attic? Another common issue, especially for older homes, is damaged or insufficient insulation. So, we will check for that and take care of it, as well.
Part of the process is also looking for dry rot and excess moisture. This can exist without you realizing it, and destroy your roofing rather quickly.
We will also check the pipe boots for dry rot. This is a type of flashing used for plumbing exhaust pipes that exit via your rooftop.
This is a good time to check the all around condition of your shingles. They can crack, curl or otherwise become damaged, yet are easily replaceable. Left ignored, and it could lead to big problems.
We also take the time required to inspect for any potential wind damage to the seals for asphalt shingles. If not checked, this could end up leading to allowing moisture to get in.
Assessing the shingles for missing granules is also vital for the overall health of your shingles and roofing system.
Your attic will get checked out for a thorough examination of any possible holes and cracks.
This is the prime opportunity to look over the shingle fasten method from the original installation.
Many people forget that the gutters are a crucial part of the roofing system – but we haven’t! We will thoroughly inspect them for blockages.
Finally, we take a look at storm collars and make sure there is no existing damage.
Getting Superior Service
For well over a decade now, Precision Roofing has been offering local clients the best in roofing service work. The entire reason we devised the 17 Point Roof Inspection is to provide you with the most comprehensive and thorough process possible. Let us work with you to ensure that you are doing everything that you can to prolong he lifespan of your roof, and keep it in good health.