Having any type of inspection done can be a stressful situation. But sometimes preparing for what is going to happen will help relieve some of that stress. There are generally several steps that occur when you need an inspection. Here is what to expect when you start the whole process of getting your roof inspected.
Do Your Research
Right where you want to start is researching your local Roofing Contractors. It is best to go with local reputable companies in your area versus some of the big business companies. When you go with a local company you get much more personalized service and you will meet the people working on your roof. A great indicator of how good a contractor is with their clients is what kind of reviews they get online. You can also reach out to neighbors and other members of your community to find out who they have worked with and what they think.
Making the Call
Once you have decided who you want to work with, it’s time to make the call. When you give them a call they will set a date and time that works well for everyone. Arrange a time that you can be there as well. Once you have set that up, all you have to do is wait for the day. Remember that they will likely be going into your home to inspect the interior of the roof.
The Day Of
Once you have greeted your contractor they will likely get right to work. Typically, they check the outside of the roofing first. “But what are they looking at?” you may wonder. They are checking your shingles to see if there are any cracked, loose or missing. They will be checking the flashing around the valleys, vents, dormers, and side walls to make sure they are working properly. They are checking for leaks. They are making sure that the seal around the vents and flashing is still intact. These areas are the areas that are most vulnerable to leaks. They will generally check that your gutters are secure and in good working order. These are just some of the things that a professional eye will be looking at.
As mentioned above, they will also do an interior inspection of your home. They will go into the attic or crawl space of your home. In the attic or crawl space they will be looking for specific tale tale signs of issues. They will check the insulation, which helps keep climate control in your home but also has the tendency to clump if it has been wet. They will check the ventilation which keeps your home from getting too moist. They will be checking for any signs of moisture such as mold, dry rot, and mildew. This is usually what they do in the interior inspection.
If the inspector finds any issues then they will have an immediate solution for you. Many times the issues can be dealt with on the spot if they are small ones. This is one reason why it is important to hire a professional, they have all the materials needed to make immediate repairs. If you need an inspection or an estimate on work that needs to be done at your home then give us a call at Valley Roofing.