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Roof Inspections

Roof Inspections begins when we first arrive at the site.  Before going into the house, we make a mental note of the location of dormer, chimney, and wall flashing, low pitch and flat roof surfaces, and general roof surface conditions. What kind of roof surfacing materials are found? Asphalt strip shingles, double-coverage asphalt roll roofing, single-coverage roll roofing, built-up roofing, wood shingles, metal, fiberglass, or rubber membrane.   

In order to get a closer look at the installation and condition of the roof surfacing material, and to check on otherwise inaccessible portions of the roof, we fly a drone over the house to investigate and take photographs.  Often we will use a ladder to get a closer look at roof surfaces; other times high-power  binoculars. 

The roof inspection should include an inspection of the condition of the chimneys and chimney flashing visible above the roof surface.  What is the condition of the mortar and bricks?   Do the top bricks look as if they are loose? Is the top of a chimney flue liner visible? Are any bricks missing?  Are there multiple flues?

An integral part of the roof inspection should also include the inspection of the gutter and downspout system.  Good and clear gutters and downspouts can prevent a myriad of other problems, not limited to basement leaks.

To schedule your roof inspection, call 201-983-8198.

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