Emergency roofing replacement or repairs are stressful and expensive. Having a trained professional periodically inspect your roof can help guard against many unexpected surprises. At A-1 Property Services, we have developed a roof inspection process that thoroughly evaluates the condition of your roof structure, including the interior and perimeter.
Step 1: Signs of Water Damage
Our experienced Miami roof inspector will begin the process by examining your home’s interior, looking for any signs of water damage on ceilings and walls.
Steps 2 & 3: Attic Inspection for Moisture
The attic area will indicate signs of damage from moisture or dry rot. Either of these can cause a concern for the structural integrity of your home.
Steps 4 & 5: Proper Ventilation & Insulation
It should be properly insulated and ventilated to help regulate the temperature of your home and roofing system.
Step 6: Moving Outside
The exterior of your home will be inspected. Major features of the roof and the perimeter are scrutinized for evidence of damage or deterioration.
Step 7: Close Inspection of Roof
Following interior and perimeter inspections, the inspector may need to access the roof itself for a closer visual inspection. OSHA safety standards must be complied with for the security and safety of our team and your home.
Roofing inspection areas of concern include:
- Broken, missing, or deteriorating tiles or shingles
- Excessive rust or gaps in metal roof seams
- Detatched granules from asphalt shingle roofing in gutter system
- Loose or missing flashing, especially around chimneys or vents
- Inadequate or blocked ventilation
- Discoloration of roofing shingles or panels
- Mold growth
- Stains on exterior walls or underside of roof decking
- Loose, gapped or leaking gutters
- Blocked downspouts
Our detailed roof inspections mean your roofing system will last longer, ensuring safety for your family and possessions for years longer than a standard roof installation.
Contact A-1 Property Services today to schedule a roof inspection conducted by one of the most experienced and professional roofing companies in Miami!
Originally published: Aug. 17, 2012
Information updated: June 18, 2015