Free Roof Inspections
Some problems with a home's roof are easy to detect. A leak that allows water to drip inside your house after heavy rain or curling or missing shingles are obvious signs of a roofing issue that requires repair work.
Other times, the symptoms of roof damage are more subtle, especially those that occur within the roofing structure. These hidden trouble spots will worsen over time and cause extensive — and expensive — roof repair or replacement issues.
Regular inspections performed by a licensed roof inspector are the best way to determine the condition of a roof and its underlying structure. If you live in Mountain top, Back Mountain, Kingston or anywhere in the northeastern and central Pennsylvania communities and are looking for reputable roof inspection companies near you, contact the experienced professionals at Blue Square Builders. We'll schedule a free roof inspection to assess the health of your home's roof.
What Does a Free Roof Inspection Include?
At Blue Square Builders, we conduct free roof inspections as part of our annual maintenance service or upon request to evaluate storm damage. Our process involves a comprehensive assessment of all roof surfaces, flashings and penetrations such as vents and pipes. Specific areas covered by our inspections include:
- Signs of weakened structural stability and support
- Condition of all interior and exterior surface components
- Evaluation of the quality of the workmanship during the original installation
- Condition of the roofing materials, including signs of wear or rot that indicate the need for repairs or replacement
If the roof inspection occurs in the aftermath of a severe storm, we'll help with opening and filing a claim with your insurance company. With your authorization, we'll meet with the claims adjuster to explain the extent of the damage and assist with the settlement process.
What Are the Benefits of a Roof Inspection?
Routine roof inspections offer a variety of benefits for homeowners:
- Opportunity to detect and address minor issues before they become significant problems
- Substantial reduction of long-term ownership costs by avoiding major repairs and premature replacements
- Longer lifespan — regular inspections could add several years to the life of your roof by helping it stay in peak condition
- Detailed inspection reports streamline the filing and processing of insurance claims by providing an established maintenance history
- Peace of mind knowing you don't have to worry about the condition of your home's roof
Give Blue Square Builders a call at (570) 332-2984 or submit our online contact form to schedule your free roof inspection.
Roof Inspection FAQs
- Why should I get my roof inspected?
- When it comes to roof inspections, what you don't know can cost you. A roof can have “silent” leaks for years before you see any evidence of a problem. For example, water leaking in through a small nail hole will eventually rot the roof deck and then start to drip down through your ceiling before you ever notice there is a problem. By that time the damage is more extensive and requires a more costly repair than simply replacing the damaged shingle. Having your roof inspected can reveal these problems BEFORE they cause damage on the inside of your home.
- What type of problems could an inspection reveal?
- Generally, a roof inspection will reveal either (1) your roof is OK, (2) you need repairs in one or more areas, or (3) it's time for a new roof. (4) you suspect your home roof may have suffered from recent storm damage. When you have your roof inspected, be sure to ask questions about any problems that are reported to you, especially if a new roof is the recommendation. A good roofing company should be able to explain their findings to your satisfaction, including providing pictures as needed.
- What should be checked when I have my roof inspected?
- First of all, check the roof surfaces and inspect for evidence of excessive shingle wear in one or more areas. Common problems of an aging roof are blisters (raised “bubbles” in the shingles), loss of granules, or curling.
- Next, check for “soft spots” on the roof where water damage may have caused the roof deck to rot. This can be found in valleys (where two roof surfaces meet and form a “V”), areas near flashing or penetrations, or where there is a nail hole. Nail holes can be from scaffolding used by siding installers (if they don't caulk them when they are finished), or nails that have popped loose from the roof installation. These are slow leaks that require only a minor repair if they are caught early enough.
- Finally, check all roof penetrations and flashings to be sure they are secure and watertight. Look for evidence of damage to the shingles or surrounding roof area, and along walls and chimneys to be sure flashing is secure.
- How often should I have my roof inspected?
- At a minimum, we recommend an annual inspection as part of a roof maintenance program, especially if your roof is over 10 years old.
- When should I have my roof inspected?
- We recommend that your annual inspection is during the winter months to catch any damage from the past year and prepare the roof for the spring rains.
- If you are buying a house, it's a good time to have the roof inspected by a roofing professional as most home inspectors perform inspections from the ground and could, therefore, miss what only a surface inspection can reveal.
- Any time you have your roof repaired, have the repair technician inspect your whole roof instead of only looking at the problem area.
- Can I perform my own roof inspection?
- We encourage you to do a visible inspection of your roof from the ground and from your attic (if accessible) a few times a year. You will often catch the beginning signs of shingle wear (curling, blistering, or tearing), gaps or cracks near the chimney or walls or around plumbing pipes, or wet spots on the roof deck. But unless you can safely and easily access your roof, we encourage you to contact a roofing professional for all roof surface inspections and roof repairs.
Why Partner With Us for Residential Roof Inspections?
At Blue Square Builders you can trust us to do a thorough job and find any potential issues. We're a fully licensed roof inspector with 25 years of experience — we know what to look for and what it takes to address any roofing problem. We can also work with the insurance companies during claims situations, removing the burden from your shoulders.
As a locally owned company, our focus on delivering first-rate customer service makes us stand out from other roof inspection companies near you. It's also helped us attain Owens Corning Platinum Preferred certification, a designation earned by less than 2% of U.S. roofing contractors.