Getting a professional roof inspection should be something you do every year. It’s important to make sure there’s no hidden damage on the most important part of your home. Here’s what you should expect from an expert roof inspection:
Your trusted, licensed contractor should check for proper insulation, ventilation, and assess if there’s any moisture or mold present.
Exterior Roof Inspection
Checking on the exterior of the roof is arguably the most important part of a roof inspection and why a licensed expert is necessary. This can be done by your contractor physically getting up on your roof with a ladder or by using a drone when it is more difficult to access.
Your contractor should be assessing shingle, ventilation, flashing, and sealant conditions, as well as basic wear and tear from exposure that can create possible leaks in your home.
If anything is amiss, your contractor should start talking with you about your options and what to do next, as well as provide you with a full written report with supporting pictures.
If there’s significant damage, your next step may be to schedule an inspection with your insurance adjuster. Your contractor should be present for this to discuss the full scope of what is needed to address the damage, and ensure nothing is missed by the adjuster. This way, you have an advocate who will make sure you get the full amount of insurance money to indemnify your claim.
Getting regular roof inspections should be on everyone’s yearly checklist. If you have any questions about the process, reach out to us at Striker now! Even if we’re not your contractor, we’d love to help. We’re members of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT #01-0389) and the Good Contractors List, with an A+ rating on BBB.