Maintenance and inspections can help you detect problems early before they result in costly repairs. It would help to know which parts of your roof you need to look at after an extreme weather event.
Learn which parts of a roof inspection you can accomplish by yourself.
Commercial Roof Inspection
A self-inspection is recommended after harsh storms. However, it’s still best to have a professional look at your roof at least twice a year. The main processes involved in a roof inspection include regular visual inspections, immediate repairs and moisture detection. All of which focuses on the early detection of roofing problems so they can be addressed before they allow moisture to damage the system.
For flat roofs, look for blockages in the drains, and check the flashing and membrane seams for signs of wear and tear or corrosion. Look at the surface for granule loss, pooling, holes, punctures or blisters in the membrane.
Sloped roofs made using asphalt shingles must be checked for granule loss, curling and bending. Inspect tile and slate roofing for chips, cracks or broken tiles. Wood shakes and shingles should be checked for signs of moss, mold, mildew, warping and buckling. It’s not recommended to walk on wood shakes if the roof shows signs of moss, mold and mildew as it may be slippery. Moreover, metal roofs should be inspected for corrosion and loose, bent or damaged panels. Check the seams for uniformity and watertightness.
Hire a Reputable Roofing Contractor
Ask your family, friends and colleagues for contractors they can recommend for inspections. Another way to find reliable roofing contractors and services is by doing an internet search. Check online reviews from different websites, taking note of both the good and the bad.
Once you have a list of potential contractors, ask them for previous clients they have worked with who you can call. Talk to at least three contractors, ask many questions, and acquire a written bid from each. Make sure that the company you’re hiring is fully licensed and insured.
For residential and commercial roofing services you can trust, choose Paramount Professional Roofing. We can help you with roof replacements, repairs and maintenance. Our team can also assist with your wind roof damage insurance claim. Call us at (860) 393-4033, or fill out our online form to request a free consultation.