At IKO, we recommend that homeowners have their roof inspected on a regular basis. It’s like going to the doctor for an annual check-up. You may catch potential problems early and potentially prevent them from becoming more serious.
While we recognize that repairing your roof is never convenient; it pales in comparison to the cost and inconvenience of ignoring the impact of what your roof has endured over the years.
Even if your roof and its shingles appear to look fine, a careful inspection may reveal less obvious damage, so don’t let a superficial appearance lull you into a false sense of security.
Some contractors provide a basic roof inspection, which consists of examining the exterior of the roof (sometimes only from street level) and basic components such as flashings. While this is necessary, a more thorough inspection can help identify areas of concern and items that could potentially lead to further (and more costly) damage.
The checklist below provides a good summary of both exterior and interior inspection tips. Please consult a professional roof inspector to complete a proper roof inspection. Do not attempt to complete the checklist yourself.
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