How’s My Roof?
A question that we get asked a lot during home inspections is, “What’s the condition of the roof?” And it’s a valid question! The roof is what keeps your home from water damage, which keeps mold and mildew from growing in your attic, and during the hottest part of the summer, it’s what keeps the cool air inside. So, what can you expect in your home inspection report about your roof?
Your Home Inspection Report and the Roof of Your Home
In your home inspection report, you will find general information about your home’s roof. We will inspect the shingles or metal roof. If you have shingles, we will discuss the life of your shingles and what stage they are in and whether there are multiple layers. If there are multiple layers, it’s noted, and if shingles have been layered over other shingles, they have a shorter lifespan. That is included in your home inspection report as well. We will inspect your roof from the ground and with an aerial drone. We inspect the roof structure that is visible in the attic, if possible, as well to check for previous water leak damage. We will also note any vents or roof protrusions, roof flashings, and we discuss gutters and downspouts.
For example, if there are damaged shingles, your report will look like this: There were damaged shingle(s) present on the roof surface. Repairs or replacement of the affected shingle(s) is recommended to be conducted as needed by a roofing contractor.
And we will add photos so you can see the damage that we’ve seen. Just like these:
Your Roof and What to Do Next
Inspecting your roof is important. Issues with the roof can cause water damage inside the home. And we at Mississippi Premier Inspections want to ensure that you have all of the information you need to properly care for your roof if defects are noted. Call a qualified roofing contractor to correct any documented damage as soon as possible.
If you need a home inspection, contact us today.