Roof Inspections Utah

Why get a roof inspection?

Roof inspections make it possible to see potential problems and issues before they cause major damage and expenses.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, a roof inspection is a necessity. If you are in the market for a new home, a damaged roof can result in thousands of dollars of unplanned expenses. If you are in the process of selling your home, a damaged roof puts you at risk of a lower selling price or missing out on a potential buyer. For first time home buyers, roof inspections are required by lending institutions before a loan is approved.

What Is a Roof Inspection?

A roof inspection is a check performed to evaluate the health of your roofing system and determine if repairs or a replacement are necessary. This should be performed on an annual basis to identify issues early on and keep your roofing system in top condition.

In Utah, your roof is exposed to a good deal of harsh weather conditions day in and day out. This may include high wind, hail, rain, snow, ice, and temperature extremes. This makes it necessary to have regular inspections of your roof, typically every 3-5 years, to make sure the full system is working properly.

An inspection should also include areas where your roof ties into the home systems, this includes soffits, skylights, fascia, gutter systems, plumbing and heat ventilation, wall flashings, chimneys and more.

At ReRoofIt, our general contracting experience gives us the background to understand how all the unique parts of your home come together, which helps us determine a solution that will support the health of your home as a whole. A thorough inspection by our professional team will give you the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your home will be protected for years to come.

What Do Roof Inspectors Look For?

Your typical roof inspection will begin with a visual assessment from the ground doing a full perimeter check. Once this is complete, we move to the roof itself. The roof inspector will look for obvious signs of wear and tear, possible wind damage, sun deterioration, ice damming, and more. Here are a few of the things you can expect during a roofing inspection with a qualified professional:

  • Curling Shingles
  • Broken or exposed nails
  • Cracks in pipe flashing
  • Verification of proper caulking and sealing
  • Ventilation quality
  • Proper installation, especially drip edges, flashings, or any other location that could cause potential for penetrations or water to perforate the roof system.
  • Roof Sag
  • Signs of rot, mold, algae, and termites
  • Inspection of areas prone to leaks

The roof inspector should also check for improper install of drip edges that can cause the roof system to fail completely at all of your eves. This results in rot of the plywood and deterioration of the shingling and ice damage. A thorough assessment of your roof is necessary to determine the best course of action to fix any of the issues that are found. Some of these issues can be addressed through roof repairs while others may require a full roof replacement.

Schedule an Inspection with ReRoofIt Today

With a quality roof inspection, you will be taking the first step toward keeping your home safe and leak-free while prolonging the life of your roof for years to come. Call us at (801) 907-5177 or fill out this short form to schedule an assessment with a qualified roof inspector in your area.

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