Why You Should Have a Comprehensive Roof Assessment Every Year
Let’s face it – your roof is a major investment. Major investments need protection. Annual maintenance can provide that protection and insure proper functioning. On the other hand, a lack of inspection and maintenance will eventually result in premature failure and unexpected and avoidable expenses. For your roof to retain its long term value, a roof inspection and regular maintenance program is therefore imperative.
A Grade Roofing & Exteriors’ approach to roof inspection is clear and straight forward. We will conduct a comprehensive 35 Point roof evaluation to determine the exact needs of a specific roof and to help choose the correct course of action. This evaluation will cover all of the necessary areas to ensure a longer lifetime for your roof.
There are several things that roof systems can deteriorate from: normal wear; severe weather conditions (e.g., wind and snow loads); building movement (e.g., settlement, material contraction/ expansion); and improper design, construction and maintenance.
Any roof repairs not dealt with after the first signs of failure can result in increased damage to the building. This loss can cost homeowners thousands of dollars over the lifetime of a structure.
Regular inspection of your roof will lead to early detection of roof problems and protection of one of your biggest assets, your home.
A Grade Roofing & Exteriors’ Objectives
- To determine if the roof is performing according to its intended function.
- To identify signs of weakness, deterioration or hazard.
- To identify needed repairs.
- To maintain the roof and set our clients minds at ease.
A Grade Roofing & Exteriors’ General Approach
- Inspect exterior for: continuity of roof covering; deterioration of fascia’s, gutters and soffits; and performance of flashings.
- Inspect interior finishes (ceilings and walls) for signs of water penetration, frost buildup and structural distress.
- Record and report inspection findings.
- Initiate maintenance and repair projects.