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What To Expect From A Roofing Check-Up

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Prevention, not cure, is one of the best ways to stay healthy as you age. Seeing your doctor for preventative check-ups helps identify any issues before they escalate. And it is no different for roofing maintenance either; your roof needs a regular roofing check-up to help it age gracefully.

Roofing maintenance helps identify any issues before they escalate, leading to costly repairs or even a roofing replacement. Around 77% of homeowners deal with an unexpected problem during the first year of living in their home, which will increase yearly if you do not keep up with home maintenance.

A roofing check-up with Roof Life of Oregon helps prevent roof problems from getting out of control. We provide recommendations on inspection and maintenance so you can have peace of mind your roof is in the best shape.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about a roof inspection with us.

How Roof Life Will Check Up On Your Roof

When you schedule a roof check-up with Roof Life of Oregon, our team will begin recording a roof inspection video as soon as they arrive on the agreed date. We do this so you know it is definitely your home, and you can have peace of mind about the inspection, even if you are not in when we arrive.

After we record arriving at your home, we take all the necessary equipment we need up to your roof. It includes all the safety and inspection gear to tackle any roof issues. Once all our gear is secure, we then begin the video inspection of the roofing check-up from the roof.

Any issue we find will be in the video, which we will send you the next day. We believe in transparent pricing, so we will assign a repair price to each issue and explain the steps we need to fix it. Then, you can make an informed decision about whether to go ahead with the roof maintenance tasks.

What We’re Looking For During Check-ups

Roof Life of Oregon has developed a well-care program over the past fifteen to twenty years—a complete service roof check-up. We check your entire roof and all its components to ensure we can give you the most accurate roof maintenance plan.

So, what are we looking for?

Pipe Flashings

Pipe flashings are seals around ventilation pipes, plumbing, and other equipment that exit your home via the roof. Usually, these are metal and work with any roof type, whether you need flat roof maintenance or have a different kind of roof.

Sometimes flashing is challenging to identify, which is why we check all your pipe flashings are in working order. We want to check the seals are in the best condition and that there is no risk of leaks or other damage to your roof.

Moss

Oregon State has naturally acidic soils in which moss can thrive. But when it reaches your roof, it can create devastation. It causes various roof maintenance issues, such as damaging your roof shingles.

Moss also helps water get into your roof nails, which can wear down a variety of your roof’s components. We want to check there is no issue with moss on your roof, as moss damage can lead to premature roofing replacement or even the need to replace the plywood too.

Skylights

If you have skylights, we will inspect them as part of your roofing check-up. This is because they can cause roof leakages due to damaged flashing or a damaged frame. Roof leaks can also lead to interior home damage, which is why we are looking for all the ways water can enter your roofing components.

Chimneys

Chimneys should never be overlooked during a roof check-up because they can host different issues that lead to costly roof repairs. These include flashing damage, pests, water damage, condensation, storm damage, and a damaged or missing chimney cap. Chimneys are one of the roof penetrations, which means they are highly susceptible to leaks.

Can Vents

There are various roof vents, including can vents, which can cause interior and exterior home maintenance issues. One of the best ways to inspect vents is during a roof inspection, as roof damage can be a tell-tale sign.

You may have issues with your attic ventilation or a leak, which can cause roof damage due to excessive moisture. Sometimes you may notice your AC is overworking, or you have increasing utility bills. We will ensure we identify issues such as damaged can vents.

Roof-to-Wall Flashings

Roof-to-wall flashings are meant to protect any roof-to-wall intersections from water damage. We will be looking for any defects in flashings to ensure no water is or will enter critical areas of your roof. Additionally, we will check water is not entering your roof through the damaged roof-to-wall flashings.

Miscellaneous Issues

Roof Life of Oregon is well-versed in the many issues that can impact your roof and quickly escalate to costly damage. We will also look for problems such as exposed nails in your roofing. Exposed nails are a critical issue, as they become roof penetrations, which rust and quickly become access points for water to enter your roof.

Other issues we look for include cracks in plastic can vents, which can reduce the longevity of your roof. They can also invite pest infestations, sun damage, and other weather damage, which quickly ages your roof.

Schedule a Roofing Check-up

Roofing check-ups help protect your roof and ensure it reaches or exceeds its expected lifespan. Sometimes a roof is beyond repair, but once you begin having roof check-ups, you will prevent issues from escalating, which can severely damage your roof, wallet, and other areas of your home.

Roof Life of Oregon is here to help with all your roof needs, including a roofing check-up. Our staff is fully trained, certified, and accountable to give you the service you deserve.

Are you ready to book a roof inspection or have some questions? Contact us to speak to one of our roofing professionals, who will be happy to assist you.

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