Roof Inspection Process
What you should know before letting anyone on your roof!
Are they licensed?
Are they insured?
Overview of the entire process from ROof inspection to ROof installation
Determining the shingle type, manufacturer, and current age.
Asphalt shingles make up the majority of residential roofs. When performing a roof inspection on an asphalt shingle roof we first determine the shingle type from the ground simply by looking at your roof. This is essential because, for example, if you have a discontinued shingle we know your roof is most likely an unrepairable surface.
Atlas Chalet shingles have been discontinued since 2010 which makes then an unrepairable surface. These were made to look like an architectural shingle, but in reality they are just a 3 tab. If you have any damage at all, your home insurance will most likely pay to replace your roof.
The 3 tab shingle, is a very popular shingle because it’s cost effective and repairable, unless the age of the shingle has caused it to not pass a brittle test. When this happens your home insurance will pay to replace your roof.
Owens Corning Architectural Shingle with SureNail Technology is the best shingle on the market. This is the shingle Edge Roofing recommends over any other product. It’s what we use unless our customers specifically wants something else.
Determining the type and amount of damage
This is what hail damage looks like. When you have wind damage, shingle can become lifted, creased, and even completely detached. Once the shingle has become lifted the seal has been broken and it will never reseal itself again. Eventually wind works its way under the shingle causing it to flap back and forth until it is torn and rips off leaving your roof open for rainwater to work its way into your home.
This is what hail damage looks like. When you have hail damage, the shingle becomes completely compromised because the velocity of the hail actually penetrates through the matting on the back of the shingle. This means that shingle can no longer protect your home from rainwater.
This is what an aged roof looks like. When your shingles have aged, typically 10-12 years or older, there will be signs such as loss of granular (shown on left), thermal cracking, ridge and hip cap deterioration, splitting pipe boots, and more. All of these issues can be a serious cause of concern for the protection of your roof and your home, not to mention energy loss.
Helping you file a claim on your roof damage
meeting the insurance adjuster at your home to show them what we found
Insurance Covering The Cost Of your new roof
scheduling your free roof inspection
Scheduling your free roof inspection is easy. Use the form below or call us directly at 833-468-3343