A roofing inspection conducted by a roofing professional is an opportunity to understand more about your roof, its condition, and the things that you can do to keep it in its best shape. Roofing and siding contractor M & A Roof Home Improvement shares the questions you should ask your roofer during a roofing inspection.
How Old is My Roof?
Knowing your roof’s approximate age can help you make informed decisions on when your next expected roof replacement will be, or whether or not your roof is on the verge of premature failure. If you’re not sure of the roof’s age—as is often the case when the homeowner is not the house’s first owner—your roofer can estimate its age, as well as help you plan its upkeep for the next few years.
What Are the Materials Used for Building It?
Knowing what your roof is made of can help you make critical decisions, such as when you’re planning an upcoming roof install. For example, since different roof materials have different maintenance requirements and knowing the materials can give you a clear idea on the do’s and don’ts of your roof’s upkeep, as well as its potential costs.
Will I Need a New Roof Soon?
Your roofing contractor should be able to estimate your roof’s remaining years and help you come up with a comprehensive plan in preparation for its eventual replacement. Sticking to a scheduled maintenance program, along with getting timely repairs done as needed, can help extend its life span, however, it will eventually reach the point where repairs would be impractical, leaving you no choice but to have it repaired.
Does the Roof Have Adequate Ventilation?
Poor ventilation is one of the leading causes of roofing failure. Fortunately, it is avoidable. An ideal roofing ventilation system has two main components: the ridge vents and the soffit ventilation. If built correctly, the continuous airflow should vent out hot and moist air from the attic, replaced by cool air. Your contractor can determine if your attic has adequate ventilation, and recommend solutions such as new ridge vents or exhaust fans, if it doesn’t.
M & A Roof Home Improvement is your leading provider of roof inspections and gutter cleaning services. Give us a call at (757) 942-2700 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Williamsburg, VA, and surrounding areas.