Home Roof Inspections
At Skywalker Roofing, we provide roof inspection services that evaluate the details related to the four major areas of structural support, exterior/interior conditions, roof materials used, and quality of workmanship. We determine if a roof is in good condition or if it needs repairs. Our evaluation is presented to our clients as a digital video analysis along with an in-depth discussion of any recommended repairs.
Our professional roof inspection report is based on a comprehensive inspection of these areas:
- Structural Stability and Support: A roof that does not have proper support or has areas where the support structure weakened, will show evidence that the roof inspector will notice.
- Interior and Exterior Surfaces and Elements: The inspector will carefully examine all the components that a roof system needs to be in good working condition.
- Materials Used in Roof Construction: Roof materials have a certain useful life before needing replacement. It is always a better idea to repair or replace a roof before experiencing a serious problem. Knowing the approximate life of certain roofing materials used will help make the decision to repair or replace the roof at the appropriate time.
- Quality of Workmanship: Even the best roofing materials may not perform well if a shoddy workmanship effort happened during the installation. A quality roof is an integrated system that requires all the components to be assembled and installed properly by skilled workers.
Who benefits from a formal roof inspection?
Roof inspections are requested by real estate companies for properties that are either listed for sale or being sold. A roofing inspection may also be requested by the buyers of real estate, if the seller does not provide this information, Buyers should check for any roof problems before making a purchase. Some real estate property owners conduct an annual roof inspection as part of their property maintenance. Consistent roof maintenance extends its useful life.
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Roof inspections, which are obtainable from Skywalker Roofing for a small fee, differ from getting a free estimate for roof repairs (that we also provide) because they are very detailed. The entire building, inside and outside, plus the roof is evaluated. The inspection report also may become a part of the steps required to conclude a real estate transaction.
Helpful Hint: For any immediate troubles, such as leaks, get a free roof repair estimate by Skywalker Roofing as soon as possible. The repairs should be made right away to avoid further damage to the building’s structure and/or its contents.
What does a roof inspection include?
The inspector will come to the property and first take a look at the overall appearance of the roof by looking at the exterior and then inspecting the interior for evidence of leaks or roof damage. Throughout the inspection, the inspector takes digital video to create the report. After the inspection, the inspector prepares an estimate of the repair costs.
On the roof, the inspector looks to see if there is any surface degradation of the roof and/or any obvious damage to it. The inspector checks the condition of any chimneys, drains, fascia, gutters, skylights, and vents. The inspector also takes a look at any areas where water may collect, such as valleys in the roof where different sections connect.
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Inside the building or home, the inspector looks for evidence of ceiling cracks, water stains from previous leaks, and active leaks that have made the walls or ceiling damp in places.
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If the roof is shingled, the inspector notes any warped, curled, broken, or missing shingles. For tiled roofs, the inspector looks for broken or missing tiles. For asphalt roofs or other roof coverings, the inspector looks for places where the asphalt was not installed properly, is worn down, or has deteriorated. All of these items may be a source of leaks now or sometime in the future.
Exterior Roof Area Checklist
When examining the exterior roofing, if the roof inspector notices something out of the ordinary, it may warrant further in-depth inspection, even in ways that are not listed here. An example of this is removing a part of a roof covering to look at the condition of what is underneath. Our roofing inspectors have many years of experience in seeing potential problems that might later require significant repairs. These issues are better dealt with in a proactive manner before a bigger problem occurs.
Here is a checklist of some of the items that are examined and identified as part of a comprehensive exterior roofing inspection:
- Shingles with severe blisters or those that are warped, curled, broken, or split
- Shingles that are loose or missing on the roof and at the hip or ridge lines
- Shingles with broken seals where they connect to other things
- Shingles with excessive loss of granules
- Eaves and gutters that do not provide proper overhangs for shingles
- Nails that are exposed or loose
- Nails that popped up from being improperly seated during installation
- Flashing that is missing
- Flashing that shows signs of needing more caulk to be sealed properly
- Metal flashing that shows excessive corrosion or is rusted out
- Cracks in chimneys
- Rubber boots around vent pipes that are cracked or worn
- Vent pipes that easily move when touched (this may indicate dry rot below the roof surface)
- Downspouts and gutters that are damaged
- Damaged or rotted fascia board
- Siding that extends above the roofline level
Interior Roof Area Checklist
When examining the interior of a home or a building, it is important to look for present troubles as well as evidence of past damage. The reason for this is that roof leaks have a tendency to grow more serious after they begin. For example, a small roof leak, which went unnoticed during the past year’s rainy season, may turn into a much more serious leak this year. To the well-trained eye of our roof inspectors, a tiny leak that leaves just a little bit of evidence in the interior is something that draws their attention.
Here is a checklist of some of the items that are examined, measured, and identified as part of a comprehensive interior roofing inspection:
- Roof sheathing is checked for cracks
- Measurements and calculations are made to determine if attic ventilation is sufficient
- Intake air vents in the attic are checked for adequate ventilation
- Decking between rafters is checked for sagging
- Attic is checked for any exterior light that comes through the roofing
- Exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen are checked for adequate ventilation
Chimneys, vents, and other things going through the roof are checked for leaks a
Importance of an Inspection
Smart homeowners know the value of properties in tip-top condition. To keep it in good shape, they follow a simple advice: know the house inside out, particularly the roof.
You never know what’s happening under those shingles. Neglecting regular inspections might result in a serious leak or broken shingles. In the long run, it will compromise your home or your quality of life.
Roof inspections offer a peace of mind by thoroughly checking home roof conditions. It also provides improved insurance premiums or vital building code compliances.
Other reasons to have an inspection include:
Why use Skywalker Roofing for roof inspections?
Our in-depth experience in roofing repairs and installation helps us know what to look for when making a comprehensive roof inspection.
Awards and Accolades
We are four-time winners of the annual Angie's List Super Service Award. We are three-time winners of the Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor Warranties National Award Winner. In 2016, we won the Go Triad's Reader's Choice Award - Best Roofing Company. In 2017, we were awarded the Battle for Guilford's Best Winner - Best Roofing Company. In 2016 and 2017, we were the Best of The Best - National Award Winner.