What Is Involved In A Roof Inspection?


The importance of a healthy roof cannot be underestimated. No matter which roofing material is used or how well-installed it is, all roofs weather and undergo deterioration over time. Often this damage is not immediately apparent and will require a specialist eye to spot the signs. Roof inspections are vital procedures for maintaining the quality and longevity of your roof, but if you’ve never had one before, you might be wondering what is involved in a roof inspection, and why they are so important. Take a look at the following most common roof inspection FAQs.

Why should I have a roof inspection?

With winter soon drawing to a close, spring is the ideal time to book your property in for a roof inspection. Cold weather often causes the most damage to the exterior of a home, due to the increased precipitation, harsh winds and formation of ice dams.

Whatever the season, roof inspections are crucial for early detection of potential problems. Professional roofing companies often have years of experience in the industry, and can identify hidden problems. Some issues that can develop on the average roof include:

  • Weathering
  • Storm and snow damage
  • Obstructed drains/gutters
  • Vegetation damage
  • Build up of debris and mould

If these issues are allowed to develop they could not only reduce the lifespan of your roof, but they could also impact the structural integrity of your property, leading to costly repairs. In addition, any weakness in your roof’s structure could also turn into a security issue, as criminals may target it for easy entry into your home.

What can I expect from a roof inspection?

Stages of a roof inspection will differ depending on the company delivering them and their procedures. Some steps that a roof inspection could include, are:

  • Exterior inspection, which could include checking for leaks, ice dams, condition of the tiles, condition of soffits, fascias and guttering, chimney damage, structural damage such as sagging or leaning, and signs of rotting.
  • Interior inspection via your loft, such as checking the insulation, ventilation, signs of mould or rotting, and build up of moisture and condensation.

Not all of these problems will be obvious to the untrained eye, and will require a professional to identify them. If any issues are spotted, your roofing company will then suggest repairs to fix the problems.

How much does a roof inspection cost?

The best news is that this vital service is often offered freely by roofing contractors, or at least, at a reasonably low price. As a homeowner, it’s important that you take advantage of these no-cost/low-cost roof inspections, as catching problems early can save you lots of money and stress in the future.

How often should I have a roof inspection?

The answer will vary depending on several factors, such as; the material of your roof, the age of your roof, and the repair history of your roof. Generally, they are recommended to be performed every 1 – 5 years depending on these individual elements. A trusted roofing contractor, such as TCK Roofing, should be able to advise further.

With over 47 years’ experience in the industry, here at TCK Roofing, we can offer expert roofing inspections to detect any hidden problems. Our knowledgeable team have customer care in mind and can offer advice and guidance on any repairs needed. In addition to roof inspections, we also provide a huge range of roofing services such as installations, maintenance, repairs and building refurbishment. Simply get in touch with our friendly team by calling 020 3124 1983 today or contact us online to find out more.