As a property owner, having a reliable roof is an important element of keeping you and your property safe. Roof inspections are performed throughout the year for a number of reasons to ensure durability. Having a roofing maintenance plan is a good way to avoid any unwanted damage and costs.
Why Do I Need a Roof Inspection?
Roof inspections are a normal part of maintenance and are an effective way to avoid high costs that can result from neglect. Roof inspections help by:
- Assessing the extent of storm-related damage
- Determining the condition of the roof prior to a sale
- Determining the condition of materials used
- Determining the quality of the workmanship
- Determining how long the roof should last
- Determining where you have leaks or soft spots
- Providing a maintenance plan to counteract normal wear and tear
- Spotting compliance issues
What is Included in a Roof Inspection?
A roof inspection includes an assessment of all chimneys, gutters, drains, materials, flashings, vents, walls, glazing, peaks, expansion joints, valleys, and connected structures and equipment to ensure their integrity. Some roof inspections may also include a moisture survey. The objective of a roof inspection is to find any issues or concerns that exist or may become a problem.
After the inspection, you will receive a report on the condition of your roof and an estimate that includes labor, equipment, and materials if any work is needed. This report is detailed with prices, a breakdown of what the warranty covers, and the time estimated for completion. A good report offers a number of materials that can be used so you can maintain your budget.
How Can We Help?
At Alexander Roofing, we simplify the roof inspection process, providing our customers with the education needed to move forward. The roof is an integral part of maintaining the entire building structure. It is best to have your roof inspected once a year, especially since we live in a storm-prone area with high seasonal rainfall patterns. We help our customers understand basic roof management and routine maintenance to get the most from your investment.
For more information on roof inspections and how we can assist in helping you preserve the life of your roof, contact our team at Alexander Roofing in Columbia, SC at 803-695-2748 to schedule an appointment today.