What to Ask During a Residential Roof Inspection
The roof over your head is your family’s first line of defense against the elements, and it protects your home’s structure and contents too. Constant exposure to the weather can take a toll on your roof, but you can catch issues early through regular inspections by a roofing professional.
To gain more knowledge about your roof and its current condition, be sure to ask your roofers these questions during their visit.
“What Type and Grade of Roofing Materials Do I Have?”
While it’s easy to see the difference between shingle and metal roofing, it’s good to know the type and grade of material that’s installed on your roof. The specific quality of the material and other necessary components — like underlayment, drip edge, flashing and vent boots — can affect how well your roof performs and how long it lasts.
“What’s the Expected Life Span of My Roof?”
The life expectancy of a roof can vary greatly depending on the type and quality of the material. For instance, the life span of asphalt shingles ranges from 15 to 30 years, while metal roofing can last for 40 years or longer. There are also other factors that directly affect the life span of your roof, like the installation quality, its exposure to the sun and the maintenance it receives. Once your roof has been inspected, a professional can give you a good idea of when it will need replacement.
“Are There Any Flaws or Defects on the Roof?”
Installation flaws, normal wear, and wind or impact damage can shorten the life of your roof and lead to leaks that damage your home’s structure, interior finishes and your belongings. After your inspection, a roofer will give you a report with details and photos of any issues found, answer any questions you have and advise you about any needed repairs.
“Do I Have Sufficient Roof Ventilation?”
Adequate roof ventilation is vital to rid your attic of overheated air and prevent premature deterioration of your roof system. A skilled inspector takes note of the intake and exhaust vents and can tell you whether you need to have additional ridge or soffit vents installed.
Kroll Construction is one of the most reliable roofing contractors in the area. Backed by our years of industry experience, we have the expertise to address all your roofing concerns. Call us at (888) 338-6340 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve clients in Detroit, Michigan, and nearby areas.