Why regular roof inspection is important..
It’s important to understand that even the smallest leak can be a sign of big trouble.
The best way to avoid roof-related problems and strengthen weather resistance is through regular care and preventive maintenance. Proper maintenance also prolongs the life of a roof and in many instances will allow for “repair” instead of “replacement” when a problem is identified. The frequency of inspections for routine maintenance depends on several factors, including the age of the roof, recent weather events, rooftop foot traffic, and conditions identified during previous inspections. That said, scheduling inspections every 6 months (fall and spring) is highly recommended.
ASHLAR Roofing & Chimney Services roof inspection
What we pay attention to during our inspection:
1. Flat roof :
- Drainage (drain, downspout, gutter, scuppers, and overflow)
- Roof surface (air bubbles, traffic wear, coating degradation, erosion, cracks, ponds, mildew fungus..etc)
- Flashing (chimney flashing, cap flashing, drip edges, open nail holes, joints, deteriorate caulking)
- Vents and equipments (if the seals are intact )
- Base flashing, cap flashing (punctured or open laps, crack, split)
- Expansion joint covers
- Roof penetration
- Equipment base
2. Shingle roofs:
- Shingle deterioration
- Loose or misplaced shingles
- Roof vents and plumbing vents
- Nail holes
- Loose objects and debris
- Chimney flashing
We have a carefully crafted checklist system that we follow when doing roof inspections. Once the inspection’s over, we put together a report and make appropriate recommendations according to our findings.