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What to Expect From a Roof Inspection: The Ultimate Guide  

Your home’s yearly roof checkup is important. Your roof is your first defense against bad weather, hot days and heavy storms. Whether you’re facing structural issues or simply want an inspection, understanding the professional process can help. Below, we’re covering the ins and outs of the roof inspection process.

Breaking Down the Roof Inspection

Your professional provider will “break up” your roof inspection into four sections:

  • The structural inspection
  • The material inspection
  • The interior inspection
  • The workmanship inspection

Let’s cover each section

The Structural Inspection

First, your roofing inspector will check for uneven roof spots. They’ll also check for sagging. In addition, they’ll check your roof’s fascia, soffit and gutter system. If you’ve asked for a chimney inspection, too, they’ll inspect your chimney for crumbling grout, cracks and chimney cap damage. 

The Material Inspection

Next, your inspector will check your roof for missing, loose or curling shingles. Once they’ve inspected the shingles, they’ll look for rust, moss or mildew. They’ll also check your roof for missing fasteners or flashing. Vent pipe seals and rubber boots will be examined for deterioration or gaps.

The Interior Inspection

It’s important to examine a roof’s underbelly, too. Once your inspector has double-checked the exterior’s structural and material integrity, they’ll check the interior for the following:

  • Leaks
  • Stains
  • Rot
  • Mold

The Workmanship Inspection

Finally, the thorough inspection will cover your roof’s workmanship. Before your roofing inspector finishes, they’ll examine your roof for incorrect flashing. They’ll also examine the roof’s different penetrations, like its skylights and vent pipes, for structural integrity.

If you’re ready for a roof inspection, call Premiere Roofing today at 803-244-9248. Or, contact us with any questions. Get an estimate, and a member of our staff will help you understand your roof’s long-term needs. At Premiere Roofing, your home’s structural integrity is always a priority.

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