Myrtle Beach Roof Inspection Checklist
The roof is an essential part of your house. It is integral to protecting your family and assets. So why not return the favor with a yearly inspection to find our the real problem on home inspection roof issues? A roof inspection is one of the most overlooked preventative maintenance jobs amongst homeowners.
Having your roof inspected on a regular basis helps you catch potential problems early and prevent them from getting out of hand. While making small repairs may not seem convenient, the time and effort you put into repairing your roof save you a lot of headaches and expensive repairs in the future.
Choosing an insured and certified contractor gives you the assurance that you are dealing with dependable, reputable and quality professional contractor. However, it is important for homeowners to have an idea of what the inspection should entail. Always have your Myrtle Beach roof inspection checklist at hand.
Here are some of the main things we check when inspecting your home’s roof.
Visible debris and damage:
The first thing we do when inspecting your roof is to look for visible signs of damage. This visual inspection can be done from your
front yard. Some of the things to look out for include
- Obvious dirt and debris
- Blocked or broken gutters and downspouts
- Visible structural damage
- Standing water
- Rotten wood
- Masses of lichen and moss which are usually a sign that your roof is decaying underneath.
- Cracked or worn out rubber boots around vent pipes
- Brocken or missing shingles.
- Rusts spots or cracked caulk on flashing
- Damaged eaves
- Worn footing or damaged vents
- Bumps and dicots in shingle lines
Exterior structural components:
This includes the vents, chimney, drip edge, fascia, and decking. All these external structural components should be inspected for damage, rust, rot and missing parts. Leaks that form around vents, skylights, and chimneys may cause damage to your sheathing, joists, and underlayments if not caught early. This, in turn, will lead to potentially expensive and replacement cost. Here is the exterior roof inspection checklist
- Severely curled, split or blistered shingles
- Corroded or rusty metal flashing
- Chimney cracks
- Siding above your roof
- Loose of exposed nails
- Broken seals on shingles
- Loose or missing shingles
- Damaged downspouts and gutters
- Damaged or rotted
- Sagging ridges
- Fascia Board
- Popped nails
- Loose or broken shingles at the hiplines and ridge
- Managed or missing flashing
Interior roofing components:
When you do not inspect your roof regularly, interior structural damage may occur. Your home’s interior roofing components are usually the first to show signs of damage. Your internal roof inspection checklist includes;
- Outside light coming through the roof
- Visible cracks in roof sheathing
- Sagging decking
- Calculate and measure proper attic ventilation0
- Leaks around chimneys, vents and other holes to the outside
- Kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans with adequate ventilation
Ideally, your Myrtle home roof inspection should be conducted by a qualified home inspection company. This inspection should take place annually or bi-annually to ensure the integrity of your roof is preserved. Remember, even the smallest overlook can culminate into a significant roofing catastrophe. Maintaining your property requires the knowledge and expertise of a highly trained and qualified professional company. Working with an experienced roofer will save you money in the long run.
Ocean Breezes Home Inspections has been providing Home Inspection, Mold Inspections, Air Quality Inspections, Pre-listing inspection, Foreclosure Inspection, Builder 1-year Warranty Inspection, Insurance Inspections, Structural Inspections, Roof Inspections, Condo Inspections, Investor Property inspections, Multi-unit Inspections to home buyers and home sellers in the following areas of Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach, Pawley’s Island, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Georgetown, Andrews and the surrounding areas.
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