Giving your roof a general checkup requires a thorough process and roofing know-how. You can try to assess your roof yourself, but some red flags are hard to identify without a trained eye. Visually inspecting your roofing system from the ground, while helpful, isn’t always enough to spot underlying damage.
If you’re serious about roof maintenance, entrust it to an experienced roofer. A licensed roofing contractor, like V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, knows where to look and what problems need urgent attention.
Here are the things we’ll assess during a professional roof inspection:
The amount of ventilation in the attic has a direct impact on the health of the roof. Inadequate ventilation increases the chances of ice damming, condensation and shingle curling. A savvy general contractor can do the math to see whether the ratio of ceiling space to attic ventilation is good. Additionally, checking the attic is key to evaluating the condition of the wood decking, which is one of the most important parts of the roof.
Indoor Mold Growth
The presence of mold can indicate that you have chronic leaks, condensation problems or both. Whatever the possible cause, mold growth suggests that there’s something amiss.
Misshapen shingles are causes for concern. Deformation is a sign of aging or storm damage, or proof of premature failure due to poor ventilation. A capable home improvement expert can evaluate the level of disrepair and tell you whether repair or full replacement is needed.
Flashings shield your roof’s most vulnerable areas from the elements. The moment they lose their weathertight seal, they become less effective in preventing water intrusion. Professionals know how to identify and repair damage flashing.
With regular roof maintenance, you can spot damage before it worsens and prevent major leaks. At V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, we will ensure your roof gets the care it needs to maximize its service life. To schedule a complete roof inspection and receive a free estimate, call us at (203) 639-1634 now.