Why Should Roofers Do a Roof and Attic Inspection for Damage?

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When most people think about roofers, they think about people who repair and replace roofs. While this is undoubtedly a large part of what roofers do, they provide another critical service: inspections. Roofers should always do a roof and attic inspection for residential and commercial buildings. 

Check The Insulation

One of the main reasons to have a roof and attic inspection is to check the insulation. Insulation is essential for two reasons: it helps keep your building warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also helps protect against moisture damage. If there is inadequate insulation, your building can lose a lot of heat or cool air, which can be expensive. In addition, if moisture gets through the insulation, it can cause mold and mildew to grow, which is dangerous for your health and may result in structural damage to your building.

Check The Attic Ventilation

Another critical reason to inspect is that roofers need to check the attic ventilation. Your attic needs to have proper ventilation to remove moisture and heat accumulated during the summer. If your attic is not adequately ventilated, it can cause mold and mildew to grow, which is dangerous for your health and the structure of your building.

Check The Roof

The last reason to have a roof and attic inspection is to check the roof itself. The most important thing that roofers look for when inspecting the roof is leaks. A leaky roof can cause a lot of damage, so it’s important to get it fixed immediately.

Check For Damage

Sometimes, roofers will inspect your roof and attic to look for damage. They may be able to spot problems before they become severe enough that you need a new roof or other major repairs. For example, if there is a leaky pipe in your attic and there is water damage on the ceiling below it, this could mean that you will need to have your whole roof replaced soon.

Inspect The Framing

Framing is the structure of your roof. If there is damage to the framing, it could mean that you need a new roof. Roofers can also inspect both the shingles and flashing on your roof to see if they need replacing.

Inspect The Flashing

Flashing is a metal sheet put around chimneys, vents, and pipes. These areas are susceptible to leaks because they aren’t well-sealed from the rest of your roof. Roofers can inspect these areas for damage and ensure they are working properly before replacing them with new flashing.

Inspect The Gutters

Gutters are another part of your roof that can quickly become damaged. If they’re clogged, water will back up and overflow onto your roof. This can cause damage to both your roof and your gutters. Roofers can inspect your gutters for damage and make sure they’re clear so they can do their job correctly.

Rule Out Water Intrusion

Water intrusion is a common problem in both residential and commercial buildings. If there is water intrusion, it can cause a lot of damage to your facility. Roofers can inspect for signs of water intrusion and recommend the appropriate repairs.

If you need a roof or attic inspection, be sure to hire a professional roofer to do the job right. The above are some of the most common reasons roofers perform a roof and attic inspection. If you have any questions or concerns about your building’s condition, it is best to contact a professional before attempting any repairs yourself.

If you’re in the Greater Northwest, we’d love to serve you! Our professional roof repair and replacement specialists serve all of NW Oregon & SW Washington.

You can call and get in touch with Western Pacific Roofing at (503) 659-7663 for all your roofing needs.

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