Scheduling a roof inspection by a local roofing contractor is an important part of home maintenance. A professional inspection allows for early detection of underlying roofing problems and prompt repairs. It keeps your roof healthier for longer, helping you avoid costlier repairs and premature roof replacement down the line.
In this post, A1 Siding and Roofing discusses what to expect in your upcoming residential roof inspection.
A Full Interior Inspection
Your residential roofing system includes the shingles you can see from the street as well as the underlayment, gutters and even the attic. Your local roofing contractor will complete an in-depth inspection of each of these components.
Insulation and Ventilation Inspection
Both insulation and ventilation play a key role in keeping your roof healthy. Ventilation is essentially what allows the roof to breath. Good ventilation prevents the roof from accruing moisture damage during the hotter seasons and prevents it from becoming brittle during the colder seasons.
Insulation impacts the roof’s energy efficiency. Without proper insulation, you’ll see a dip in your comfort levels and an increase in your heating and cooling costs. Your local roofing contractor will thoroughly investigate the health of your attic insulation and ventilation systems during the inspection.
Finally, the roofer will check to see if the flashings on your roof are still viable. These thin metal strips protect the most vulnerable parts of the roof from water intrusion, but they’re also the most susceptible to wear and tear. Your roofer will inspect them before your shingles, especially if the latter are still in good condition.
At A1 Siding and Roofing, we offer complete residential and commercial roofing services. Call us today at (603) 684-2444 to for a free estimate on our roofing services. We are a local roofing contractor serving homeowners throughout Manchester, NH.