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Pro-Line Roofing Inspections

Your roof protects a lot. First, it keeps you and your family safe and dry. Beyond that, it preserves the investment you made when you bought your home. Yet, a variety of hazards threaten your roof every year. Unfortunately, you cannot deal with the damage if you do not know it is there. What can you do about it? The solution starts with regular roofing inspections offered by a roofing company such as Pro-Line Contractors.

Why Get a Roofing Inspection?

The top two reasons for getting a roofing inspection include damage assessment and prevention. A thorough examination may cover both types of issues.

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Damage Assessment

Whether you know it or not, your roof may have damage. Roofing inspections offer a much better way to find out than waiting until you have a leak. The following are some of the hazards that can harm your roof.

  • Lightning
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildlife
  • Tree branches
  • High winds
  • Ice or snow
  • Hail
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Improper installation
  • Flashing damage
  • Bright sunlight
  • Moisture of any kind
  • Poor roof maintenance
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As an example, consider hail. The Insurance Information Institute’s facts and statistics on hail show what a tremendous threat hail can bring. In 2020, 6.2 million properties in the U.S. were damaged by hail at least once. What is more, the insurance claims totaled almost 14.2 billion dollars.

Luckily, recognizing hail damage allows you to fix the roof and prevent more extensive problems. So, the best roofing inspections involve searching for any signs of damage already present. Once the roofing expert identifies any issues, they can assess the extent of the damage and offer a plan to correct it.

Prevent Your Roof From Acquiring Significant Problems

Roofing inspections also provide a way to identify risks to your roof. If you have a tree branch leaning towards your house, your contractor may suggest you trim back the tree before it reaches the surface. In addition, the inspector can determine whether age has made your roof more vulnerable to failure. By recognizing your roof’s specific vulnerabilities, you can deal with issues early. Thus, minor problems stay minor and do not require significant repairs or roofing replacement.

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How Pro-Line Inspects Roofs

At Pro-Line, we take a professional approach to roofing inspections. Our expert inspectors use a point-by-point system to ensure we find damage or vulnerabilities in any part of your roof. Along the way, we check your gutter, downspouts, chimney flashing and caps, skylights, and the roofing material itself.

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Ensure Clear and Efficient Gutters and Downspouts

Gutters and downspouts serve an essential purpose. They carry the water from rain away from your home. Therefore, you need to know they can do their job. Some problems that can occur with these essential roof parts include:

  • Bent metal
  • Rust
  • Holes
  • Missing downspouts or gutters

Furthermore, if you need new gutters, Pro-Line can install them. Stainless steel and copper gutters that not only work well but improve the appearance of your home, too.

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Inspecting Flashing and Caps of Chimneys

Homes with chimneys need roofing inspections at least twice a year. Our inspectors check the flashing and end caps. Because clogs can damage your chimney, any debris in or around the flashing and caps can mean substantial repairs. Not only does the debris cause damage, but it can cause moisture to come into your home. Any time we see chimney damage, we recommend the repairs or replacement needed to set things right.

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Checking Skylights for Leaks

Skylights provide a beautiful feature in your home. However, here in Illinois, heavy winter snows and high winds can cause damage to the skylight flashing. When that happens, water can seep into your attic, along with your ceilings, and onto your floors. With meticulous roofing inspections, we can find the potential for leaks before you even notice any issues.

proline roof inspection checks for weather damage and wear and tear

Other Roofing Problems to Look For

When you think of roofing inspections, you might think of the roofing materials first. And in fact, this part of the inspection requires extra diligence. We look for missing, torn, buckling, blistering, or broken shingles. In addition, we pay attention to the age and condition of each shingle. For wood roofs, we check for rot and insects. However, we do not stop with a look at the top of your roof. We also go inside your attic to see any signs of leaks and check your entire property to discover any hidden damage.

When to Have Your Roof Inspected

Many roofers suggest an annual roofing inspection. However, roofs exposed to unusual threats may need more attention. For example, your roof may require a check after a heavy storm or if many trees above it drop excessive leaves.

Annual roof inspections usually happen in the spring, although other seasons may work better in some cases. Besides the overall yearly assessment, the University of Missouri Extension office’s Home Repair Inspection and Specifications suggests seasonal inspections.

  • Spring – Check shingles, roof sponginess, the underside of the roof, fascia, soffits, gutters, downspouts, splash blocks, hangers, and strainers. Clean out gutters and downspouts.
  • Fall – Check fascia, soffits, gutters, downspouts, splash blocks, hangers, and strainers. Clean gutters and downspouts. Check chimneys for obstructions.
  • Annual – Complete all the above inspections and evaluate whether the roof needs replacement.

Where to Find the Best Roofing Inspectors

For the best roofing inspectors in Homer Glen and surrounding communities, count on our team at Pro-Line Contractors. Each of our roofing inspectors has extensive knowledge of all types of roofs, the local weather conditions, and typical hazards in this area. We closely look at all parts of your roof to determine whether you need better roof maintenance, repairs, or a roof replacement. After we give you our report, we walk you through the next steps to ensure your roof serves you well now and in the future.