Even if experienced, certified roofers replace your roof, getting a roof inspection after installation is the best way to ensure the new roof has no issues for you to worry about when bad weather comes.
It’s much better to learn about mistakes the roofer made from an inspector than a water leak, as it causes damage to your home.
In this article, we’ll highlight the importance of professional roof inspections and describe the options you have for checking the quality of your roof. If you're searching for a stress-free roofing material, be sure to have a look at Brava Roof Tiles line of composite tile products.
Why Is It Important To Get a Roof Inspection After a Replacement?
When a roof has been on your house for a long time, you’re bound to notice issues like missing shingles, mold, and other obvious signs it’s time for a roof inspection or repair. However, when you have a brand-new roof, you likely won’t spot the problems a professional inspector would find, such as:
Poorly secured trusses
Structural problems with the roof won’t be apparent to you, but fixing these types of issues is vital for the security of your family and home.
An improperly installed roof can significantly hinder your house’s ability to withstand the elements, from letting water and pests into the home to causing the heat and air conditioning to not work properly because of poor insulation.
While you might trust your roofing contractors completely, hiring a professional roof inspector to check their work is the safest decision.
Types of Roof Inspections
Depending on the roof inspection company you call, you might have a few options for roof inspection services, including:
A physical inspection is the most traditional method of checking the roof, where the inspector gets on top of your house (with safety equipment) and combs over the structure by hand.
They can quickly determine whether any roofing materials are loose and see the quality of work up close. This method will likely be the cheapest roof inspection option.
Many roofing companies use drones to inspect roofs without risking their safety or the possibility of causing damage by walking around on the shingles.
High-quality drone cameras allow professional inspectors to see each part of the roof in detail, helping them identify signs of structural problems or incorrect installation techniques.
The downside to drone inspections is that the inspector won’t be able to check the roof as thoroughly, having to rely on sight alone.
An infrared roof inspection is the most sophisticated way for professionals to locate roof damage, and it’s more expensive than the other methods.
Using a drone with infrared technology, the inspectors can get thermal images of your roof to clearly spot where moisture is concentrated or the insulation isn’t working sufficiently.
What Do Roof Inspectors Look For on a New Roof?
Typically, roof inspections involve checking for clogged gutters, mold growth, etc., but these complications appear over time.
After a roof replacement, a certified roof inspector will primarily check to see whether the contractors installed the roof correctly while examining the interior and exterior of your home.
Some roof issues aren’t visible from the outside. The inspector will need to check the interior structure of your roof in your attic space, ensuring the supports are secure and that there aren’t any signs of moisture leaking into your home.
Inside, they can also see any problems with underlying roofing materials that help keep water out and insulate your house.
On the outside of the roof, inspectors can continue their assessment of the quality of the workmanship and use of materials, such as how the workers placed the shingles or tiles and whether the fixtures have any damage.
They’ll check parts of the roof like the fascia, soffits, flashing, chimney, and other areas to ensure everything is solid.
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Brava composite roof tiles consist of recycled plastics, meaning they’re sustainable and lightweight. Since they weigh a fraction of what slate and clay tiles weigh, the cost of labor becomes significantly lower and they won’t require special tools or structural changes to your home.
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The quality, light weight, and durability of Brava roof tiles allow for an easy installation, which means there’s less room for error compared to the special installation methods for slate, clay, and other types of roofing materials.
While you should still get a roof inspection after the installation of Brava tile, there’s a much lower chance you’ll have to schedule a roof repair service because of a roofer’s mistake.
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