At Georgia Roof Advisors, we are grateful for the opportunity to assist homeowners with one of their most personal and prized possessions, their home. At every interaction, we want them to feel trust, respected, cared for and delighted. The goal of our roof replacement or repair experience is to leave them with absolute peace of mind and inspired to tell others about Georgia Roof Advisors.
But a lot of roofing customers wonder what happens during a roof inspection.
We begin our appointment by getting to know the homeowner and understand what roofing problems they may have. As one of the most critical components on any property, a roof deserves a significant amount of attention and care. Having a roof inspection performed allows homeowners to learn about current issues, potential future problems, and opportunities for addressing both before an emergency arises.
We then educate the customers about the roofing industry because they rarely make this type of purchase. We then teach them about Georgia Roof Advisors – the company and our products – that way homeowners are making an informed buying decision. We help homeowners then find a way to pay for their new roof through insurance claims and other payment options.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends scheduling a roof inspection during the fall, spring, and following any major storm that involved high winds, hail, or flying debris. However, if you invest in a roof preventative maintenance program, the frequency of your inspections will likely depend on the age of your roof.
What to Expect from a Professional Roofing Company During an InspectionInterior Roof Inspection: The first thing a certified roofer will do is inspect the inside of the home for evidence of water intrusion. They will check your attic for signs of aging, leaks, mold, and moisture. Any openings in your roof will be identified by looking for streaks of light entering from the outside.
Exterior Roof Inspection: The next step that the roof inspector will do is check the outside of your roof for signs of damage, wear and tear or aging. This will include taking a close look and recording things like algae growth, storm damage such as hail damage, wind damage including missing shingles, installation issues, leaks, damaged flashings, rust or cracked caulk. Since improperly walking on your roof can be extremely dangerous and potentially cause damage to your roof, you mustn’t attempt to do this yourself.
What Happens After a Roof Inspection?
The roofing inspector will present the photos of his findings and give advice based on the level of damage assessed, whether a simple repair or a full roof replacement. If the inspection was performed immediately after a major storm and sufficient storm damage was present, your Georgia Roof Advisor roofing expert would provide the necessary assessments and proof of evidence needed for insurance claims and guide the homeowner through the process.
Even if there are no signs that you need to have your roof repaired or replaced, a more thorough inspection may reveal damage that is not apparent to the untrained eye. Insurance covers storm damage, not negligence, have your roof checked regularly.
Call Georgia Roof Advisors today at 678-757-3477 and ask us about our roof preventative maintenance program or our free roof inspection service.