Protecting Your Home: Roof Inspection Checklist

Introduction to Roof Inspections

A comprehensive roof inspection is crucial in safeguarding your home against potential damages. This checklist will guide you through the essential elements of a roof inspection, ensuring every critical aspect is covered.

Preparation for Roof Inspection

Starting with the Basics: What to Have Ready

While having paperwork on the previous installation is beneficial, it’s not mandatory. Our focus is on assessing the current state of your roof and planning our inspection from start to finish.

Initial Steps in Roof Inspection

Inspecting Gutters and Initial Shingle Assessment

Our inspection begins with the gutters, ensuring they are clear of debris and there’s no standing water. We then examine the shingle’s edge to check for the presence of a drip edge and the condition of the underlayment.

Code Compliance Checks

Ensuring Your Roof Meets Building Standards

A vital part of our inspection includes checking for compliance with building codes. We look for key components like ice and water shields, felt paper, and drip edges. A drip edge is especially important as it covers the gutter board and prevents water from running back into the roofline.

Inspecting Roof Features

Detailed Examination of Roof Structure and Materials

Our checklist covers all critical roof features:

  • Valleys: Checking if they are installed and woven correctly.
  • Transitions: Examining the transitions between different roof sections.
  • Flashing: Assessing the roof-to-wall flashing and step flashing for integrity.

Shingles and Ventilation

Evaluating the Condition and Ventilation System

We thoroughly inspect the roof shingles to assess their general condition. Additionally, we check the ventilation system, ensuring there’s adequate intake and exhaust ventilation.

Plumbing and HVAC Penetrations

Inspecting for Potential Issues at Penetrations

Our inspection includes examining pipe boots for the plumbing and HVAC systems to ensure there are no issues around these penetrations.

Chimney Assessment

Assessing the Condition of Chimneys

Particular attention is payed to chimneys, especially older brick chimneys, to identify any potential future issues.

Planning for Installation or Repair

Considering Logistics for Roof Work

We meticulously plan for the installation or repair process, considering the best locations for placing dumpsters and ladders, and strategizing shingle delivery.

Conclusion: Ensuring Roof Integrity

Comprehensive Approach for Long-Term Protection

Our roof inspection checklist is designed to cover every aspect of your roof’s condition. At Gorilla Roofing in St. Louis, we are committed to protecting your home through meticulous inspections and expert roofing solutions. Contact us for a thorough roof inspection and ensure the long-term integrity and safety of your home’s roofing system.