What We Check During a Routine Roof Inspection in Denver

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 14:06

To keep your home in tip-top shape all year round, it's important to get your roof checked regularly. Most companies in the roofing industry recommend scheduling biannual inspections with professionals. But what exactly are roofers assessing during a professional roof inspection in Denver?

We're here to provide some clarity to that common question.

The Ethos Approach to Roof Inspections

We break up our roof inspections into 3 different stages to ensure we check for every possible instance of damage. These include:

  1. A ground-level inspection
  2. An exterior top-level inspection of your roof
  3. And an interior inspection of your attic space

During the ground-level inspection, we check for signs of damage to your siding, gutters, fascia boards, and soffit boards.

From there, we'll climb on top of your roof to inspect it up close. We'll check for signs of damage like missing shingles, broken or warped shingles, loose or rusted flashing, and so on.

Lastly, we'll take a quick trip to your attic to check for internal signs of roof damage. Mainly we check for two things in your attic: (1) light beams and (2) the presence of moisture.

Following your inspection, we'll take the time to thoroughly discuss our findings with you in detail. We'll walk you through every little step and identify areas of concern that need quick remediation.

4 Things We Check During Your Roof Inspection in Denver, CO

Every roofer approaches property inspections a little differently. Some use drones for aerial photos, while others take an up-close approach. Whatever method they prefer for roof assessments, you can expect your roofer to closely evaluate these 4 things.

1. The Materials

Any detailed roof inspection will place great emphasis on material evaluations. No matter how durable your materials are, you can't expect your roof to last forever. Especially in Colorado, where we see plenty of hail damage and snow storms every year.

Expect your roofer to methodically examine your shingles, flashings, gutters, and other areas for damage. They're checking for things like:

  • Moss or algae growths
  • Cracked, loose, or curling shingles
  • Losses of shingle granules
  • Dented, rusted, or missing flashing
  • Troubling water stains
  • Punctures in the materials

They will additionally check the rubber boots and seals around your vent pipes, looking for any gaps or signs of deterioration.

2. The Roof Structure

Simply put, your roof is a complex system. It consists of multiple layers and has many internal support pieces to keep it functional and standing strong (IKO).

During your roof inspection, your roofer will pay close attention to your roof's structure. They'll check for signs of concern, such as:

  • Uneven roof planes
  • Sagging sections
  • Cracks in chimneys
  • Ventilation in your attic space
  • Rotting or compromised rafters

3. The Quality of Workmanship

As we've said before at Ethos, every roofer differs in terms of professionalism, customer service, and workmanship. Some roofers will deliver exceptional quality of work, while others will rush through jobs and leave behind subpar repairs. That's why it's so important to thoroughly vet your roofing contractors in Denver.

The top roofers will additionally check for signs of poor workmanship during your inspection. These may include:

  • Improperly installed materials
  • Incorrect flashing around roof penetrations (e.g., vent pipe, skylights, etc.)
  • Loose or missing materials

This part of your annual roof inspection is very important because poor workmanship can void roofing warranties.

4. Signs of Interior Damage

All it takes is one small roof leak to significantly damage your property. It can take a while for most homeowners to notice a roof leak. In fact, you may not see water stains form on your ceilings or walls from the leak for weeks or even months. For that reason, it's imperative that you book roofing inspections at least twice a year.

During the internal inspection of your home, your roofer will check for things like:

  • Mold or wood rot in the attic
  • Water stains on interior walls, ceilings, and other areas
  • Light beams shining through your rafters

If your roofing professional spots any signs of interior damage, then you need to book roof repairs as soon as possible.

Schedule Your Roof Inspection in Denver with Ethos Today

Whether you need emergency roofing services or just need routine roof inspection services, look no further than Ethos.

Our Colorado-based roofing company has been repairing and replacing roofs all across the Front Range for decades. We can install and repair any roofing material and work on both residential roofing and commercial roofing projects.

Book your FREE roof inspection in Denver with our roofing expert today.