Having problems with your roof? For free roof inspection services in San Antonio, TX call (210) 305-4257 with Americana Remodeling LLC!
Your roof is an important component to your home, it covers the interior of your house from inclement weather and provides you with the means for proper home insulation and temperatures for better comfort. Depending on the structure of your home, age and roofing materials that it is constructed of, your roof can naturally deteriorate or react to certain elements negatively as they come along. That is why it’s recommended to treat your roof as you would treat yourself with your annual doctor’s visit, be sure to have a roof inspection annually or in an as needed basis when roadblocks come along!
Roof systems can be affected by a variety of factors such as building movement (material contraction or expansion and settlement,) severe weather (high winds, hail, heavy snow,) poor design, poor construction, poor maintenance or normal wear & tear through time. If roof repairs aren’t implemented after seeing the initial signs damage when they should be, the damages through time can naturally progress and worsen to the point where they may even start to affect other functions of your home systems. Even if damages originate in the exterior of your home, it can heavily affect interior systems and finishes. What’s more, failure to maintain certain key structural areas of your home, such as your foundation, can cause serious negative setbacks in your home’s integrity. Failure to comply to fixtures not only can endanger occupant safety but increase damages to the building envelope as well as interrupt daily productivity if certain systems are inoperable. When undergoing a roof inspection, it is just as important to inspect the interior as well as the exterior of your roof. There can be cause for damages in every area of your home that can originate or affect areas both inside and out.
Exterior Roof Inspection
When inspecting the exterior, you or your professional inspector may mainly look out for the continuity of your roof’s covering, the wear or deterioration of the roof’s gutters, fascias, and soffits as well as the integrity of flashings. On top of the general, all-encompassing broad look of an exterior roof inspection, it’s important to get into the details. Assist in the maintenance and longevity of your roof by looking outside on ground level or on a ladder for these exterior roof checkpoints. If not, feel free to instead rely on our free inspections, we’re always happy to help here at Americana Remodeling LLC!
Here are some exterior roofing checkpoints to look out for:
- Cracks in the chimney or surrounding dormers
- Damaged or clogged gutters and downspouts
- Rotted or damaged fascia boards
- Signs of dry rot from rubber boots on top of pipes
- Proper overhanging shingles of gutters and eaves
- Ridges sagging or siding above the roof
- Rusty, damaged, missing or corroded metal flashing
- Signs of missing caulk used to seal flashing
- Balding or loss of granulation on shingles
- Curled, broken, split, loose, missing or blistered shingles
- Broken seals or loose or exposed nails
Interior Roof Inspection
Damages to the interior or your home to look out for during a roof inspection can include any signs of structural distress, water penetration on the interior finishes of your walls and ceilings, as well as frost buildup during cold seasons. A closer look into detailed interior roof inspection can include ensuring proper attic ventilation through measurements and calculations, looking at the ventilation of intake vents in the attic, checking for cracks on roof sheathing, looking between rafters for sagging decks, seeing if outside light comes through, checking that kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans are working properly for ventilation and looking around vents, chimneys and other areas for leaks or holes to the outside.
Severe Weather and Emergency Roof Repairs
Inclement weather can be a large indication that damages may occur on your roof from ice dams to broken gutters from the heavy weight of the snow. When the weather gets severe, be sure to undergo relevant inspections depending on the situation, we highly recommend hail damage roof inspections as damages can be particularity severe when a hail storm hits! If you suspect damages will occur before a storm, be sure to initiate protective measures when you are able. Always be sure to stay safe when unexpected danger affects the integrity of your home, if you are in need emergency roof repair services than be sure to give us a call at Americana Remodeling LLC! We’ll be happy to guide and assist you in your roof fixtures and answer any questions you may have about your current situation!
For a professional roof inspection free of cost, contact Americana Remodeling LLC at (210) 305-4257! Serving the San Antonio, TX area with over 30 years of experience, we’re the residential roofing company you can count on for reliable roof inspection services!