Roof Damage Inspections
Find Our the Condition of Your Roof
AST Roofing & Consulting, LLC is here to provide you with a well working roof system. In order to ensure that conditions are in tip-top shape always a roof inspection is recommended annually or after harsh storms. Other times you may need a roof inspection is before purchasing a house. In order to get an accurate report your roof inspection in McLean, VA should be conducted from a well established roofing company. give us a call at (703) 599-1490 to get connected with a well experienced roof expert.
What to Expect
A roof inspection typically involves looking into four facets of structure, materials, interiors, and workmanship. Here an inspector will look for unusual wear and tear on the home such as leaks, problems created from improper installation or repairs, damages caused by windblown debris, or organic growth issues.
- Structural Inspection: Your structural inspection will involve examining the roof for uneven roof planes and signs of sagging while also looking at the conditions of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system. Masonry chimneys should be inspected at this time for cracks, crumbling grout, and damage to chimney caps. The inspector may also check the venting in your attic; improper venting can lead to heat and moisture buildup that reduces roof life and increases the risk of ice dams forming at the roof’s edge.
- Material Inspection: Material inspections will be developed to match the materials of your roof be they metal, clay, asphalt shingles, and more. The inspector will check the rubber boots and seals around vent pipes, looking for gaps or deterioration. Loose, missing, or curling shingles; stains; moss; rust; and missing flashing or fasteners. Shingle aggregate that has settled in roof valleys or on the ground at the bottom of gutter downspouts is a sign that the roof could be near the end of its useful life.
- Interior Inspection: As roof leaks ultimately damage your home, the inspector will check interior ceilings, the attic, and interior walls for water stains, mold, rot, and other signs that water is making its way into your house.
- Workmanship Inspection: A thorough inspector will examine your roof for issues in workmanship that could heighten the risks of leaks or other roof damage down the line. Red flags may include incorrect flashing around roof penetrations and vent pipes, skylights, and chimneys.
Consider having your annual roof inspection handled in the fall before the winter sets in or any time when the cold isn’t present as new installations, repairs, and replacements of such roofing materials like shingles won’t be able to seal properly when the weather is too frigid. After your inspection is complete you’ll receive a detailed report of the condition of your roof with recommendations on what will be necessary to keep the roof in good shape. Get a clarifying roof inspection in McLean, VA by calling our team today.