Sloped roof inspection
It is recommended that roofs be inspected every three months or after major weather events. A roof inspection is divided into different phases that consider many important elements. This comprehensive assessment helps you to be aware of your roofing system, the overall state of the covering, the solidity of the structure, the waterproofing of the building, and its protection against the elements. Following the inspection, the information collected will validate the presence of abnormalities or a diminution in the effectiveness of the roofing system. If necessary, please seek the advice of an experienced roofer to determine if an intervention is necessary.
Start by identifying soil that can reveal signs of deterioration of the covering and insulation by the presence of ice around the roof and in the eavestroughs.
Inside the House
Search for traces of water infiltration such as peeling paint, creaking joints, curling gypsum, and an unstable and uncomfortable temperature.
The attic can reveal traces of moisture as mould or tarnished or compacted insulation. Pay special attention to the openings and the temperature of the roof.
Discharge pipes are connected to appropriate air outlets. The attic sections are well ventilated. They include an inlet and an exhaust outlet promoting circulation.
Eavestroughs and Roof-Edge Inspection
The eavestroughs are cleaned. They are not obstructed and permit water drainage. Furthermore, no wood is visible along the edge of the roof.
Inspection of the Roof
Make sure all openings, exhaust vents, and chimneys are of good quality. The water does not infiltrate and sealants are not damaged.
Analyze the state of the asphalt shingles to ensure their integrity. A worn covering lifts up and does not cover the entire roof. Moreover, shingles fly up with the wind.
Make sure of the strength of the structure and the decking while cautiously walking on the roof. A slight movement of the decking can be acceptable in some cases.
When to Consult Specialist Roofers?
Consult specialist roofers when the roof inspection reveals significant damage or several abnormal signs. Our technical consultants have the experience to analyze the state of your roof system. They know all the problems (and their causes) of a pitched roof. In addition, they are trained by manufacturers on new solutions and recommended repairs, ensuring you quality work.
When they diagnose a major problem like water infiltration, our roofers will move quickly on the scene to address the problem. If the problem is minor, they can fix it locally. In all cases, you will be advised on the best intervention according to your budget and the needs of your building.
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