Roof Inspections

Roof Inspections Can Be A Valuable Investment

Building Inspector NotesRoof inspections conducted by experienced and professional roofing contractors can be a valuable investment that could help save you a lot of money down the road. Repairs and replacements of the roof are often considered the most expensive repairs a Myrtle Beach homeowner could face. Fortunately, this can be easily prevented through regular inspections by a professional roofer.

Why do you need roof inspections?

Most of the repairs and issues around the house can instantly be seen by any member of the household. You’ll know when you have plumbing problems if no water is coming out of the tap or the toilet is not working. You can tell there are issues in your HVAC system if the temperature inside the house is not what you’ve set the thermostat on. And you know when to call the electrician if your lighting fixtures are going on and off.

Unlike these other major systems in the house, knowing there’s a problem in your roofing system is not as easy and obvious. And sometimes, you will know there’s a problem when it has already evolved into something more complicated. For example, you won’t know there is a hole in the roof or that there’s a missing or loose shingle unless you start seeing water stains on your ceiling. And when you see water stains on your ceiling, it doesn’t always mean that the leak or gap is actually above the stain. Sometimes the leak is a few feet from the stain and the water has seeped through your roof. Should this happen, you have a bigger problem than what you are expecting.

With a regular inspection done by professionals, you can avoid such complications and problems. You don’t have to wait for a stain to appear on your ceiling before actually calling a professional. You will learn about necessary repairs and issues on your roof before they lead to more costly problems.

What does a roof inspection include?

Most industry professionals will agree that the primary goal of an inspection is to determine how long your roof will last and whether or not it is still in the right shape to efficiently serve its purpose. This is why it is necessary that you hire a trained and highly skilled professional to perform the inspection.

A trained professional will know what signs to look for, where to look for problems, and how to look for possible leaks. Not all roof problems can be easily spotted even if you walk over the roof. Their training primarily consists of learning where to look and how to identify weakened areas, leaks, rotting, and missing or loose shingles.

Here are some other roofing problems and issues, professional inspectors look for:

  • Broken, loose, or missing roofing materials, including shingles
  • Corroded flashing
  • Inefficiently functioning ventilation
  • Water that has pooled and/orflowing over
  • Shingles, flashing and other parts or sections of the roof that are sagging
  • Areas that are already rotting

Rabon Construction has trained roofers on staff that can do a thorough roof inspection and provide you with an estimate to repair any damage they find. Rabon Construction has been serving the Myrtle Beach area since 1987 and is a local contractor you can trust.

 

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