Your property is shielded from the elements by the roofing shingles, roof tiles, and fasteners, as well as the gutter and downspout system. If any of them are broken or missing, the roof as well as the structural components underneath it (including underlayment, frame materials, vapor barriers, and insulation, among other things) are at risk. Issues with the skylights or roof windows’ sealing or structural integrity, which may not be visible from the inside of the building, will be brought to our attention.
Your roof inspector with Morris roofers will produce a list of any yellow and red flags and report them to you, along with ideas and an estimate for the expenses of repair, so that you can decide how to continue. This will allow you to make an informed decision.
There is evidence of moss or algae
Even if it could have a charming appearance, such as that of a cottage or a green roof, the presence of moss or algae on a roof is a very concerning sign. As soon as those colonies get established, they begin degrading the structural components of the material you choose for your roof (s). They are also able to transfer moisture from the outside to the inside of your house.
Trimming the trees back may be helpful, but if algae and moss have taken hold on the roof, it will need an extensive cleaning. It is possible for you to do this work on your own as part of normal roof maintenance; however, you will need to take safety measures to avoid injuring yourself or falling off the roof.
There is evidence of water ponding or pooling
Bridgewater roofers have been fashionable at various times and are often used in commercial applications. This is in part due to the fact that they are less expensive to construct. Roof slopes, on the other hand, are not so much about beauty as they are about functionality. The sloping design of your roof prevents water from pooling or collecting, which would put your house at danger for leaks.
If there is evidence of water collecting in puddles or ponds, we will investigate the cause and provide recommendations for repairs. These recommendations may include unclogging blocked drainage lines, rebuilding gutters and downspouts, or re-sloping the roof.
Broken, corroded, or otherwise wobbly components
Roofing systems are made up of numerous components, and if one of those components develops a problem, the whole system is put at risk. While we are up on the roof, we will be looking for any signs of cracking, rusting, loosening, or missing components, such as the following:
- Caulking and sealing
- Bricks and stones for the chimney, mortar, and chimney caps
- Boots made of rubber are wrapped around pipes and other protrusions.
We will also examine all of the tricky spots that are difficult to get on your own, such as the undersides of gutters, overhangs, and eaves of the building.
It will speed up the homeowner’s insurance claims process as well as any warranty problems that need to be handled during the lifespan of the roof if you can demonstrate that your roof has been maintained in accordance with the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Because we are seasoned professionals when it comes to working with insurance companies, you can have peace of mind knowing that if there is any damage, we will assist you in every step of the process of correctly submitting a claim and having your roof fixed.