Assessing the condition from the ground is a good way to determine if the ridgeline is horizontal. The rafters are also checked to make sure they are straight. Inspecting your Savannah rooftop from the ground will also indicate whether or not the roof is sagging which is a clear indication of structural problems.
Walking on the roof is essential for a variety of reasons. It is necessary during every Mississauga roof inspection. During the walk on the roof we’ll check for broken shingles as well as shingles that are curled or missing.
Any shingles that are damaged need to be replaced. Flashings around Chimneys, vents for plumbing and attic vents are also checked. Sometimes vents become rusted or broken and need to be replaced. At this time gutters and downspouts are checked for rust and/or damage as well. The surface of the roof is checked for dark patches. This is usually an indication of mold. The granular surface of shingles is also checked as they protect the decking against mold.
Throughout the winter it is better to see snow on a roof rather then ice. Ice indicates that the snow is melting. This means that is likely a ‘warm spot’ within your attic. This can lead to something known as ice dams and will eventually lead to more costly structural damage.
Common Roof Inspection Warning Signs
Composition shingles: curling, loss of granulation, broken, damaged or missing shingles, only one layer of roofing
Wood Shingles and Shakes: mold and/or decay, splitting and/or curling
Flat Roof: patches that are obvious, cracks and/or tears, several blisters and/or wrinkles (make sure to also check the patched areas from inside your attic)
Flashing: Tears, buckling around roof penetrations
Roofing Cement: excessive cement in areas, cement crumbling
Soffits and Fascia: decay, stains, damage
Soffit & Ridge Vents: clogged or damaged vents, flashing and shingles around them curling or missing
Gutters: decay and/or rust, leaky seams, loosely attached to the structure, bent or sagging, missing sections of gutter or downspout, filled with debris. Clogged gutters can easily freeze shut and cause excessive weight on gutter fasteners, ice dam conditions, and slippery walks below
Chimneys: Leaning, loose or missing flashing, damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints. Chimney flashing is especially prone to tearing because a chimney settles independently from the house
Roof Inspections Inspecting a roof should only be conducted by a professional that is experienced in the trade. That’s why the team has gone to great lengths to ensure that you’re receiving the best roof inspection that you’ll ever receive. We literally cover all aspects of your roof-tops structure during the Mississauga roof inspection. This allows us to give you an accurate and competitive roof estimate. Contact Russell’sRoofing for a free, no-obligation quote and find out how we can take care of all your roof inspection needs.
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