What Do Roofing Inspections Achieve For Homeowners?
Roofs are made of materials that have limited lifespans. The tile, the tar paper, the plywood underneath them, all these things will eventually need to be replaced. Other hazards can affect roof repairs, including:
- Broken scuppers, or incorrectly placed scuppers that do not properly drain water away from the house.
- Uneven roof tile placement can allow for water to pool, instead of draining
- Satellite dishes, solar panels and anything else that punctures your roof requires waterproofing, and presents a risk
- Cracked tar paper can allow water to slowly work its way down and erode the wood. Over time, a roof inspector may see the damage grow to a degree where the intake of water ina downpour is substantial.
Inspecting Your Inspector
When getting a roof inspection, make sure that the contractor inspecting your roof tiles is a qualified and licensed contractor, and is in good standing with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. It is also important to be sure that whatever persons work on your roof, they are insured for working on top of your house.
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When To Get Roofing Inspections
- Of course, new home buyers would be well advised to have their roofs and attics inspected for water tightness prior to closing on a property.
- Persons suspecting water damage in their attic should get an inspection to determine the source of the water
- Person who have recently had an installation the punctures their roofs waterproof barrier
- Homeowners who’s roofs are more than 10 years old would be well advised to have inspections every few years, so that when replacement is needed the work can be done before water damage strikes.