What to Expect from a Denver Roof Inspection

Is It Time for Your Denver Roof Inspection? Here’s What Will Happen

As we near the end of winter, it’s time for Denver homeowners to schedule a roof inspection. Now is the perfect time to complete roof maintenance, as the weather begins to grow mild and the rainier—and stormier—months lie just around the corner.

At Elite Roofing & Solar, we recommend that Denver homeowners schedule a roof inspection at least once per year, in the spring, and ideally twice, in the spring and fall. If you’re looking to schedule an inspection, here’s what you need to know.

Why Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Roof inspections are perhaps the single most important form of roof maintenance you can do. Scheduling an annual roof inspection from a professional Denver roofer ensures that any damage or problems on your roof is diagnosed immediately. Since roofing issues tend to worsen with time, this early diagnosis will help prevent compounding repair costs by enabling you as the homeowner to take steps to repair your roof right away.

In addition, roof inspections become even more important in the months leading up to the rainy season and—especially here in Denver—the hail season. If any part of your roof became compromised during the winter, it’s important to have the issue addressed before storms arrive!

What Should Be Included in a Denver Roof Inspection?

While roofing companies may differ in their inspection protocols, there are typically multiple parts to a roof inspection that should be included.

Material Inspection

Any roofing inspection will include an examination of the material that forms the exterior barrier of your roof. Whether you have shingles, tiles, wood shakes, or metal roofing, your roofer will carefully look over the surface of the roof to identify potential damage.

For a Denver home, the material inspection of your roof will include a particular focus on identifying hail damage. Hail is by far the most common source of damage to Denver roofs, and it can often go unnoticed even months after a storm strikes.

Structural Inspection

In addition to the surface of your roof, your roofer should also examine the roof’s underlying structure. This includes examining the walls of your home, checking for a sagging roof line, inspecting rafters and trusses, and more. Structural problems are very serious, so it’s important for your roofer to ensure the integrity of your roof is sound.

Interior Inspection

A truly complete roof inspection will include more than just walking around the outside of your home and climbing onto the roof. In fact, the overall health of your roof also depends on areas found inside your home. A thorough Denver roof inspection will likely include an examination of your roof from inside your home or attic. Here, your roofer will check for ventilation issues or signs of moisture, such as water stains, mold, or mildew.

Are Roof Inspections Free?

Not all roof inspections are free, but this is a common promotion offered by roofing companies. This is because a roof inspection is a win-win—you gain more information about your roof, and if any problems are found, your roofer has already made contact with you as a potential customer. 

Even if your roof inspection isn’t free, the nominal cost of an inspection will be well worth it for the information you gain. If damage is found, for instance, the cost to repair the damage will only grow over time—so diagnosing the problem early on will save you money.

Schedule Your Denver Roof Inspection with Elite Roofing Today!

The Elite Roofing team is standing by to inspect your roof and make sure it’s ready for the upcoming Denver rain and hail seasons. We provide thorough inspections that assess the condition of your roof from all angles—both inside and out. We examine all components of your roofing system, including your roof’s surface, underlying structure, drainage system, ventilation system, and much more. 

Following the inspection, we’ll provide a full report on the health of your roof and help you take the next steps to protect your roof! Contact us today to schedule your inspection.

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