Roof inspection is essential hurricane season preparation on our vulnerable First Coast. Our seasoned inspectors will spot undiscovered leaks, potential problem areas, and any other threats to the integrity of your protection in a storm. Most consumer experts advise homeowners to schedule a roof assessment annually. Some homeowners find it a good idea to schedule it once before hurricane season, and once after.
Call 904-375-0798 to schedule a roof inspection
You’ll get a free estimate for repairing any damage
Top ten things a roof inspector is looking for:
- Water damage inside or out
- Flashing damage or missing flashing
- Loose shingles
- Missing shingles
- Curling shingles
- Rotting shingles or sub roofing
- Moisture in the attic
Here are the details about these warning signs which can be uncovered during roof inspection:
Loose and missing shingles
While this can be a sign of a bad installation of the current roof, wind is a powerful factor in dislodging shingles. We spot this frequently after hurricane season. Roof inspection is critical in spotting wind or workmanship issues.
Curling and buckling
A roof buckles because the original installers poorly affixed the felt, the layer below the shingles. Also, homes settle and if the felt loosens, the outside buckles. Curling means the shake is absorbing water. The useful life of your roof has ended.
This is the sheet metal trim where the roof meets a vent, skylight or chimney. Flashing damage is often the result of poor original installation. Also, settling of the house will pull the flashing loose.
Blisters and rot
Blisters are also a sure sign of moisture in the shingles; it’s time for a replacement roof. Rot means the roof mat is taking on water. That roof has to go.
Water damage and moisture in the attic or building crawlspace
By the time you see ceiling stains you have a very big issue. Roof inspection turns up water damage you can’t see, such as leaks around flashing. Inspectors look for moist insulation, damp sheetrock and wet wood.
Algae can be a sign your roof is not shedding water properly and is remaining moist.
How does a roof inspection work?
- Our skilled inspector will, of, course, go on the roof, to expertly examine the integrity of the roofing material and eliminate the list of warning signs.
- Your inspector will also have a good look at gutters and downspouts, which are an important line of protection for your roof.
- Next, the inspector goes into the attic, or inspects the crawl space. This is the spot to uncover existing water damage, or moisture in the attic. Bear in mind, insulation or your own goods stored in the attic may be acting as a sponge, holding in water that’s leaking. It will overflow eventually, and then damage to ceilings and wood supports become an expensive repair.
Roof inspection sometimes turns up the presence of grit or granules in your gutters or at the bottom of a downspout. As asphalt shingle ages, wind can scour off the granules that coat most styles of shingle. It means your roof is losing a layer of protection. As it seldom happens over an entire roof, roof repair of the worn section may be the answer, and an inspector can give you an estimate of this, or any other repair resulting from his examination.
To get a roof inspection, and a free estimate if you need repairs,
Call 904-375-0798 today in any of the communities listed below:
Contact us for a roof inspection in Jacksonville, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, The Villages, Ponte Vedra Beach and St Augustine FL.