While it's a good idea to inspect your own roof every fall and spring, nothing is as comprehensive as an annual professional roofing inspection. This inspection will help you to detect problems with your roofing system early on and ensure that your roof maintains its integrity. With trained eyes and the proper equipment, your roofer will be able to identify any potential problems in your roofing system and give you an estimate on your roof’s remaining lifespan.
Your professional roofer will examine every aspect of your roofing system to see how it is aging. Shingles may begin to exhibit wear after 15 years or in the aftermath of severe storms or heavy winters. Hot summers can take their toll as well. Your roofer will inspect your shingles to see if there are any weak spots, which can compromise the integrity of the decking and underlayment beneath. Shingles with unusual wear or granule loss can point to moisture issues underneath your roof or excessive weakness due to ultraviolet radiation.
Your roofer will inspect the inside of your attic to look for leaks or problems with your roof trusses.
Your roofer will also inspect your gutters to ensure that they are in good condition, because damaged gutters can lead to issues with your roof.
As a part of the professional inspection, your roofer will examine specific areas of your roofing system. This includes flashing and areas where chimneys or other structures meet your roofline. Leaks can occur in these areas and cause problems down the road. .
To learn more about what is involved during a professional roofing inspection, contact Fortress Roofing in Salt Lake City at (801) 205-6100 today. These inspections should be performed at least annually and can help extend the life of your roof.