Residential and Commercial Roof Inspections
At Armor Roofing and Exteriors, our goal is to ensure everyone we work with has a reliable roof. Whether it’s a commercial flat roof or residential asphalt shingled roof, our team is happy to provide free inspections and estimates, along with roof certifications for anyone uncertain about their roof’s age or structural integrity.
The integrity of your roof is a crucial aspect of protecting your home. Without it, your house would be open to the cold, rain, snow, and every other type of weather. Even with a good roof over our heads, over time, they can develop leaks and become damaged, which is why roof inspections are necessary. Having your roof inspected and repaired when needed can save you thousands of dollars by detecting leaks early instead of needing to replace the entire roof. Luckily, our team provides thorough and informative inspections for all types of roofs.
What Is Included In A Roof Inspection
We break down most roof inspections into four categories.
Our contractors will look at the structural integrity, the materials themselves, workmanship, and interior inspections. During the structural inspection, our team will look for uneven or sagging shingles; they will look at the gutter system and, if applicable, they will inspect the chimney. All of these factors will let you know if there are prominent issues with the stability of your roof that could quickly lead to larger problems.
During the material inspection, our contractors will look at the roof material itself. For shingle roofs, we look for loose, missing, or curling shingles. The accumulation of rust or moss is something that we pay attention to, as well. Looking for shingle aggregate is essential to pay attention to during an inspection. Shingles are a mixture of asphalt and aggregate, which are small particles of sand, gravel, or crushed stone. If our inspectors notice aggregate accumulating in the gutters or other areas of the roof, it means that your shingles are beginning to wear down and need replacing.
Interior Roof Inspections
We conduct interior inspections to ensure there are no leaks in the ceilings, attics, or walls. If there are signs of roof leakage, you could need a significant roof repair or replacement.
When we inspect roofs, especially ones that our team did not build, we pay close attention to the workmanship. It is easy to install shingles with little care and have it still look decent from the ground. But when we get up there and look at how the previous roofing contractors installed everything, we want to ensure everything they did it correctly. Poor roof installations can instantly reduce the lifespan of your roof and lead to leaks, rust, and other significant problems.
After we have completed our inspection, our roofing contractors will deliver you a detailed report on everything that we saw, good and bad. Depending on the results, we are happy to provide an estimate for any repairs or replacements that might be needed.
How Often Should Your Roof Be Inspected
Roof inspections, regardless if it’s a commercial or residential roof, should be done regularly. Depending on your roofing material, you can go longer without check-ups, but generally, once every year is a good idea for shingle roofs. Those with metal roofs can go about three years in between inspections unless you have cause for concern. If you are ever worried about your roof, always give us a call, and we will be happy to take a look for you!
How Do You Inspect A Roof For Damage
If you don’t want to climb up on your roof by yourself, which we don’t recommend, there are a few ways you can inspect your roof for signs of damage. Check your gutters for shingle aggregate, or little rock granules, this will let you know that your shingles are beginning to wear down and need replacing. Visually inspecting your roof from the ground can help if you can notice significant differences in appearance like missing or displaced shingles. And lastly, you can look at your gutter system for any water damage around the edge of your roof.
How Much Should A Roof Inspection Cost
The cost of a standard roof inspection depends if the roof is commercial or residential, the size, slope, and the roofing material. If you would like to have your roof looked at call Armor Roofing and Exteriors, we offer free roof inspections!
Roof Inspection Near Me
If you notice drafts or leaks in your home or building, a professional roof inspection should be in your immediate future. At Armor Roofing and Exteriors, we strive for customer satisfaction, which is why we only use the highest quality materials. Our company is licensed, bonded, and insured with more than 26 years of experience to provide you with the best roofing services in Vancouver, WA.