Fix My Roof’s Free Roof Inspection and Estimate
First, there’s no substitution for decades of experience; when you inspect roofs day after day, and year after year – you learn where problems typically happen. . . and you learn how to spot what will be a problem and how to prevent it. That’s where Fix My Roof’s expert Roof Assessment Advisors come in. They’ll take you up on the roof with them and walk you through our specialized flat roof inspection. This way you’ll see first hand how your roof is aging and know how to inspect it in the future yourself.
If you would like to schedule one of our Free Roof Inspections, simply complete the form at the right or call us. Our phone numbers are in the top right of your screen and on our contact page.
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How To Perform A Roof Inspection Yourself
Flat roofs should be inspected at least once each year, because you cannot see damage from the ground the way you can with a pitched roof. In many cases this can be done by the homeowner. Simply walking the perimeter of the roof and looking visible damage is better than never inspecting your flat roof.
If you’re not comfortable getting on your roof or would like the benefit of having a roofing professional inspect your roof, Fix My Roof is happy to do so for you! simply complete the form at the right or call us. Our phone numbers are in the top right of your screen and on our contact page.
If you still want to perform your own roof inspection, here’s a checklist to get you started:
Gutters, Scuppers & Drains
Inspect all gutters, scuppers and drains for twigs, leaves, dirt and debris. They can cause damage, and restrict or plug normal flow, preventing positive drainage. Check the screens, strainers, fasteners and seals to assure that there is no leakage.
Rooftop Units And Penetrations
Inspect rooftop penetrations for seals that might have been broken during maintenance procedures.
Flashings, Roof Edges, Expansion and Control Joints and Other Roof System Terminations
Look for cracks and splits in the roofing system in these areas. Thoroughly inspect metal flashing and coping joints to insure that they are sealed effectively. Masonry walls should be checked for moisture penetration, deterioration or delamination.
Inspect the Surface Area or the Field of the Roof System
Check for physical and mechanical damage caused by tools, hail, vandalism, and excessive foot traffic, etc.
Defects in the Roof Surface
Check for erosion, pinholes and cracks. If there is foam, or built up roofing system under, check for moisture in this area. You can do this by cutting a small V in the roofing system, inspecting it and then patching the v-cut, or by using a nondestructive moisture meter.