One of your home’s most essential yet underappreciated aspects is its roof. Your roof truly is the unsung hero of your home and one of the best investments you can make. Yet, for decades, many of us don’t give it a second thought for years at a time. But there it is, standing firmly, protecting your family from the elements, keeping the structure of your home dry and secure, and when properly maintained can easily last over 20 years! So what signs will tell you it’s time for an inspection and possible maintenance or a total roof replacement? Don’t worry, Oregon Roof Guys’ has you covered!
When should I get a roof inspection?
If you are confident in your physical fitness, you should do a spot inspection at least once a year and after any extreme weather events, like hail, snow, and high winds, and keep an eye out for any interior leaks. If it’s been a while since you or a professional last inspected your roof, calling and scheduling a comprehensive free roof inspection is paramount. Here are some warning signs that you should call for an inspection today:
- Your roof is over 20 years old
- The roof looks old and worn
- Moss is present
- Leaks or water spots
- Your neighbors are getting new roofs
What is included in a Roof Inspection?
- Shingle edges
- Bald spots
- Cracked shingles
- Shingles lifting
- Shingles are loose or missing
- Excessive Moss
Roof Deck Inspection
Roof Deck Inspection – When it comes to any construction project, starting with a solid foundation is paramount. The roof deck is the foundation of your roof system, and its integrity can be compromised if exposed to moisture. If you build your roof on a faulty foundation, it will need to be replaced much sooner than a roof built by Oregon Roof Guys. Our roof deck inspection will take note of:
- Type and condition of the roof deck.
- Flashing of eaves and rakes.
- Dry rot areas and soft spots on the roof.
- Typical areas of concern.
Attic Inspection – A comprehensive roof inspection requires us to look at the attic. While everything may seem fine from the roof deck, multiple factors can result in excessive moisture originating in the attic that can weaken the integrity of your roof from below. An attic inspection should take note of the following:
- Mold growth
- The presence or smell of mildew
- Dry rot which leads to structural integrity issues
- Excessive moisture spots
- Proper airflow
Roof System Inspection
Your roof system comprises venting, flashing, and engineering solutions specific to your home’s roof. Items we look for in a roof system inspection are:
- Penetration points
- Quality of the flashing
- Issues resulting from improper engineering of the roof system
Once we have compiled the findings from these four crucial areas, if the roof inspection reveals you need a new roof, now or in the near future, we will promptly provide an estimate. Simple as that!
Don’t let your roof go unnoticed any longer. Contact Oregon Roof Guys today for a free comprehensive roof inspection, and ensure your family and your home’s safety for another 20 years!