Roof Inspections Keep You Protected

Roof Inspections Keep You Protected

If you know a roofer, you’ve probably heard them talking about the importance of roof inspections. You see, your roof can sustain all kinds of damage without you even knowing it. Everything from hail to ice build up to leaves in your gutters can cause serious damage to your roof. And, when your roof sustains serious damage, it leaves your home vulnerable to things like mold, leaks, and high humidity.

What Exactly Do Roof Inspections Include?

Since you most likely aren’t an Indianapolis roofer, then you’ll need to turn to a trusted professional like Hoosier Contractors for roof inspections. During the inspection, one of our roofers will perform these tasks:

  • Visually Inspect The Roof: We’ll be looking for everything from small hail damage to missing shingles to sagging areas in your roofline. All of these issues may not seem like such a big deal to you, but they can all be early indicators of bigger issues like damage to the roof deck.
  • Check The Gutters For Damage: Damaged gutters aren’t just an eyesore. They can lead to debris buildup, which in turn can cause ice damming. When ice dams form on your roof, it can lead to leaks and interior damage. You want water, snow, and ice to flow down your roof, into your gutters, and out your drain spouts.
  • Ensure Gutters Are Fastened: Loose gutters are a safety issue. If your gutters aren’t properly fastened to the fascia board, then you run the risk of them falling off of your home during extreme conditions, which can lead to serious issues with your home.
  • Examine Shingle Condition: This might be the most obvious thing done during roof inspections, but it’s one of the most crucial. Inspectors will look for missing shingles, but also damaged shingles. We mentioned earlier that hail damage can lead to some serious issues. We’ll also check for bacterial growth, exposure issues, and old shingles.
  • Evaluate Flashing: Flashing is the metal used to keep water from seeping into your home around vents, pipes, skylights, and chimneys. During storms and other extreme weather conditions, flashing can be loosened, which will cause leaks instead of prevent them.

Ultimately, roof inspections are about keeping one of your biggest and most valuable assets safe: your home. By keeping your home safe, you better protect yourself and your family. At Hoosier Contractors, we understand just how important your roof is to your safety, which is why we perform roof inspections with such keen eyes.

Ready to make your home safe? Schedule your free, no-obligation roof inspection with Hoosier Contractors today!