Roof Inspection Company Draper & Salt Lake City
When it comes to keeping up with our homes, it’s easy to focus on the things we see right in front of us, like our kitchens and bathrooms. The areas that we live in every day are what we want to keep up with to make them look nice. But while we are doing home repairs, DIY projects, and designing the interior of our home, we often forget about the most important part of the house – the roof.
When your roof falls into disrepair, it can be a nightmare to fix and often can result in problems that extend beyond the top of the house. Sometimes these damages sneak in subtly and don’t show obvious symptoms like leaks and drafts, so you don’t know the problem is there until it’s too late. The damage is done and instead of just fixing the leak, you now have to correct problems to the frame of your house, your ceilings, and even your air vents and insulation.
That is why it is important to have a professional roofing inspection performed annually at the very least. Roofing professionals recommend an inspection be performed preferably twice a year in spring and fall in cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, for preventative measures.
You should also have a thorough roof inspection by an independent source before you purchase a home to make sure there is nothing going on below the surface.
What Goes On in a Roof Inspection
Roof inspections offered by professionals are done with the specific intention of bringing to light any problems that may be already occurring or on the way with your roof. They also can help you to get an estimate on the remaining life expectancy of various parts of the roof.
An inspector will look for things like weakened areas that might be an indication of a leak or rotted wood, lifting or missing shingles, and deteriorating materials.
A basic walkthrough might warn you of damages like leaks in the ceilings, but it will not be able to get you a thorough determination of the condition of the roof. A full replacement can cost a homeowner anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 for an average roof, making a proactive roof inspection well worth the cost.
If you are buying a house, you may have to pay the small inspection fee up front, but you can talk to your real estate agent to see about getting those costs factored into the overall price of the home.
Common Roof Problems Caught by Inspections
Roof inspections often more than pay for themselves by catching small issues before they become big headaches. A good roof inspector can spot telltale signs that are not obvious to the normal, untrained eye.
It is not unusual for an inspector to find parts of a roof beginning to show signs of weathering and disrepair.
Your inspector may find damaged areas to the roof like:
- Split or curling shingles
- Broken or missing roofing materials
- Parts of shingles clogging rain gutters
- Loose or corroded flashing
- Rusty metal
- Sagging in the rafter areas
- Improper roof ventilation
- Clogged drains or depressions causing standing water to pool
These are all problems that may be simple and inexpensive to fix if you catch them early enough. Neglecting them, though, can become a nightmare. Large roof repairs can be pricey, time-consuming, and require professional help to thoroughly correct if they are ignored.
What We Offer
When you choose to work with the experts at Patriot Roofing and Construction, you get so much more than a professional inspection. We work hard to give you a thorough evaluation of the surface of the roof to find broken, damage, or missing shingles or other surface problems. Our knowledgeable inspectors will work with you to track the problems to the source and figure out a cost-effective solution.
In addition to a surface evaluation, our inspectors will give you an inspection of the sub-surface integrity of your roof, using the extensive knowledge and training they have to find problems that are below the surface and not easily detected. In the same inspection, they will also assess your ventilation, insulation, and condensation or moisture levels.
As with all of our services, when you work with our company you get our expert advice, suggestions for solutions to your problems, and friendly service. Call or click here to contact Patriot Roofing & Construction to help you with your roofing inspection needs today.