Regular inspections and maintenance can extend the lifespan of your roof. Knowing which areas to pay attention to can help in taking care of your investment.
Here’s a five-point routine for roof inspections from a leading metal roofing provider, Affordable Roof Care.
Rooftop Units & Penetrations
Rooftop vents, hatches, stacks, skylights and HVAC equipment penetrations on the roof should be inspected. Make sure that condensation from HVAC units is properly moving to drains. Inspect all the seams and the area around penetrations in the roof to see if they are watertight.
Gutters, Scuppers and Drains
Look for leaves, dirt and other debris that could clog the gutters and downspouts. Standing water from clogged gutters can cause damage to your roof. Check the seals on the drainage features to make sure that water properly flows through the drain. At Affordable Roof Care, we offer expert gutter installation and cleaning services to ensure your system is debris-free.
Inspecting the surface area of the roof is essential to extending the lifespan of the system. Look for physical damage from tools, heavy objects, vandalism, hail or foot traffic. Check for blisters or separation between the roof layers if your roof was sprayed with polyurethane foam.
Flashing, Roof Edges, Terminations and Expansion and Control Joints
Look for cracks or splits at the roof terminations and edges. These are the most damage-prone parts of your roof. Don’t forget to give expansion joints or metal flashing a look. Inspect masonry walls for signs of moisture penetration or deterioration.
Look for Damage
Lastly, check the roof for holes on the surface, signs of wear and tear, cracks and areas where moisture can enter. Infrared scanners can help identify areas where moisture has penetrated.
Get in touch with Affordable Roof Care for more information on roof maintenance. Our roofing experts will make sure that your roof is in pristine condition. You can also count on us for power washing services. Call us at (360) 639-4339 or fill out our online form to request a free quote. We serve clients in Gig Harbor, Poulsbo and Bremerton, WA.