Routine inspections are essential in keeping your roofing system in good shape. Asking questions during the inspection will help you understand the condition of your roof.
Here are some questions you need to ask your contractor during residential and commercial roof inspections.
How Old Is My Roof?
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, most roofing systems remain in good condition for around 20 years. While that’s the average, some materials can last longer.
What Roofing Materials Were Used?
Asphalt is the most popular material used for residential roofing systems. A professional roofer can discuss what roofing materials were used and explain what to expect when it comes to maintenance and repair costs.
Is My Roof Well Ventilated?
A rooftop can overheat when the roof doesn’t have sufficient ventilation. Once that happens, the shingles can become brittle and inefficient. They can easily become loose or blow off during high winds and storms.
When Do I Need to Replace My Roof?
A reputable contractor can tell when your home will need a new roof. The estimate they will provide can give you a clearer picture of the timeline you can expect. With this information, you’ll know how long you have to save up and plan for the project.
Which Areas of the Roof Will You Focus on?
Your contractor should focus on the vulnerable parts of your roof. Asking this question will give you a better understanding of your roof’s weakness. It will also help you determine how experienced your roofer is with your system.
Which Materials Are You Experienced With?
Some of the most popular commercial roofing materials include TPO, EPDM and built-up. They all have different compositional makeup and each has a unique benefit. Make sure that the contractor you’ll hire is experienced with your commercial roof.
How Will You Document the Inspection?
Commercial roofing inspectors usually provide CAD drawings, aerial shots or schematics that outline the roof’s condition. These documents can help with assessing the overall condition of your roof and planning future roofing decisions.
Will You Provide Photo Documentation?
Eliminate the need to climb the roof to check if the job was done right by asking for before and after photos. Your roof inspector shouldn’t have issues with providing photo proof of damage and repairs.
Turn to Feller Roofing of New Braunfels for all your residential and commercial roofing needs. You can count on our experienced team for your roof repair, maintenance and replacement. Call us at (830) 627-7663 or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with clients in New Braunfels, TX.