Spring Inspections: Your Roof!

Spring time is one of the best times to have your asphalt sloped roof inspected.  Problems caught early and repaired will save your structure from further damage inside and out. The asphalt sloped roof requires an exterior and interior inspection. As the homeowner, you want a regular roof maintenance program to prevent unnecessary expense down the road.  Below is a check list of what your roofing professional should be looking at when they come to inspect YOUR roof.

The Exterior Inspection looks for:

  • Severely blistered, curled or split shingles
  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Loose or exposed nails
  • Improperly seated nails that “popped”
  • Broken or loose shingles at the ridge and hip lines
  • Signs of missing caulk used to seal flashing
  • Rusty or corroded metal flashing
  • Damaged or missing flashing
  • Sagging on the ridges
  • Broken seals on shingles
  • Excessive granule loss on shingles
  • Chimney cracks
  • Rubber boots at top of pipes (indicating dry rot)
  • Damaged gutters and downspouts
  • Fascia board that’s damaged or rotted
  • Siding above the roof
  • Gutters and eaves for proper shingle overhangs

The Interior Inspection Looks for:

  • Cracks on roof sheathing
  • A measure and calculation of proper attic ventilation
  • Sagging decking (between rafters)
  • Outside light coming through
  • Attic intake vents for proper ventilation
  • Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans for proper ventilation.
  • Leaks around vents, chimneys and other holes to the outside.

Arranging for your roof inspection now will save you much time, trouble and money in the future.  Happy Spring!!