While you may not think about your roof too often, inspections are critical if your roof is damaged by a storm. Rely on trusted professionals instead of inspecting your roof yourself to maintain personal safety and accurately identify any issues.
Here’s what you can expect during a roof inspection:
1. Clear Debris
Various types of debris can accumulate on your roof, but this is especially a problem for flat roofs.
Your roofer will remove any obstructions like leaves and branches that may be hindering water drainage and causing issues like mold growth.
2. Inspect for Damage
Removing debris allows for a thorough inspection of your flat roof’s field. The inspector will check to see if any tears, cuts, or cracks are present.
For asphalt roofs, your contractor will look for cracked, lifted, or missing shingles and granule loss, which might otherwise hide underneath any debris.
3. Inspect Flashing
Flashing is a type of metal that helps waterproof the edges of your roof.
It’s common to find cracked or bent flashing near transitionary points in the roof, such as where the flashing switches from flat to vertical.
Issues like these can deteriorate quickly and cause further problems like leaks, especially during rainy or cold weather.
4. Check Edge Details
Edge materials on commercial roofing systems are often overlooked, but professionals know that even a small gap can lead to the elements infiltrating your property.
Your inspector will verify that all edge materials are tightly secure and properly terminated and recommend repair if there are any seal disruptions.
5. Evaluate Drainage
One of the disadvantages of flat roofs is that they can accumulate water easily without proper drainage.
Your inspector will look for evidence of any ponding water due to blocked gutters and determine whether any water present has caused any underlying damage.
Choose CCI for Comprehensive Roof Inspections
When you need a roof inspection in Northern Virginia, Colonial Contracting, Inc. is the team to call.
We’re proud to offer free, no-obligation inspections so you have a full report of your roof’s condition and know what you’ll need to do next to restore your roof and prevent future issues.
Choose our team for the quality and service you expect from a family-owned and -operated business.