Since roofs are pitched at an angle, water runs down until it finds a weak spot and penetrates the roof through the holes. Old roofing nails may be the source of the problem. It is not unusual for a nail hole in shingles or flashing to expand over time, allowing the water to seep through.

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Common Inspection Findings

Accurate Roof Management | Inspections | Lost seal and lifts easily
Shingles that start loosing their seal will begin to lift easily which allows water and/or wind damage.

Chimney Flashings, Holes, Loose Metal and More!

Common issues with inspections can range from holes in shingles to gutters full of leaves and debris. Check out the list below for some of the more common issues we find:

  1. Torn or damaged shingles
  2. Condensation and/or water damage to skylights
  3. Chimney flashings
  4. Clogged or debris heavy gutters

The most common issue we find with shingled roofs is torn or damaged shingles that are allowing moisture, dust, debris and rodents to enter the building. Many times this can cause premature damage to your furniture, rugs and fabrics. Somethings you can do to be proactive is check your attic for signs of water damage to the walls and floors. Check around chimney flashings for discoloration which could indicate a leak on the flashing.

Benefits of Roof Inspections

Knowing what’s wrong with your roof ahead of time or learning of possible failures up front can save you time and money down the road. Either for an existing home owner or a purchaser of a new home, having an inspection is key for financial planning and long term success.

If you are in a position where you think you need an inspection, please give us a call or drop us a note at our Contact Us page. Our trained staff can talk with you in more detail about your needs and help get you scheduled right away.