Austin Roofing Inspections
In the inspection of roofing and roofing systems one of the most frequent questions asked of a home inspector is; “Are there any problems with the roof?” Thinking of a home with many problems, we envision pots and pans collecting water from a leaky roof. A home may have its various issues, but a leaky roof, complete with stains and water damage, is very visible, and therefore, very important to a home buyer.
Your roof inspection will begin by looking for anything that is not common. Obvious damage, wind peeling back shingles, missing or broken roofing materials, branches from trees scraping roof areas, loose shingles, or deteriorated roof-covering materials, these are all obvious signs of roof distress. The type of roof covering determines the items inspected during the roof inspection.
Asphalt Composition Shingles can start to degranulate and decompose after only 10 to 12 years, depending on their installation and slope. And since we spoke of slope, the slope, or “angle” that the roof slopes, can create an entirely different problem. Tile roofs have slope limitations to prevent the weather from entering under the tiles and damaging the roof underlayment. Asphalt Composition Shingles also have problems if laid on slopes that are too shallow, allowing the wind and weather to peel them back and moisture to enter the underlayment. There are many factors that will go into your roofing inspection as part of your Austin home inspection. Get scheduled today for a whole house home inspection with Bluebonnet Home Inspections, Call US Toll Free (866)249-5665 (LOOK)