Why You May Need a Roof Inspection

Photo of a new roof by EDCA Roofing

Any building or homeowner would benefit from a roof inspection. Whether your roof is flat or sloped, you should check on its performance every year. In some cases, periodic roof inspections may even be a requirement of your material warranty.

The benefits of a roof inspection

There’s no obvious way to see your roof, unlike many parts of your house. Out of sight, out of mind. Certain parts of your roof are visible from the road, or with your own personal drone, but that is not sufficient. Your professional roofer will inspect your roof for wear and tear, inspect shingles or plies if your roof is flat, and check for damage to all roof penetrations and flashings.

Trees around houses are also a nuisance to your roof. As leaves and debris accumulate in drains, mold, and algae will grow. In an area like Seattle with heavy rain, high winds, hail, snow, or severe weather, your roof may be damaged without you knowing. A damaged roofing is an invitation for water damage.

What Is the Best Way to Inspect a Roof?

The roof inspector conducts a visual inspection based on his or her experience. A roof inspector typically possesses more specialized knowledge than a home inspector; they may be required for insurance claims or purchases and sales of homes.

The process of inspecting a roof typically doesn’t involve taking core samples or tearing off shingles. You may need core samples if your commercial building has an unknown number of membrane plies. In that case, the inspector will include the cost of repairing the roof as well.

Do you need a new roof?

Perhaps you recently had a roof inspection or you are seeing water damage after our seasonal rains. If you think you need a new roof, EDCA Roofing would be happy to give you a quote.

Please contact us so we can help you today!