Roof Inspection

Catch the small problems before they cause damage and cost you money, our certified roofers perform a full roof inspection to find any issues before they become a major headache

What Do You Inspect?

Interior Inspection

A close inspection of the interior of your home for early signs of water damage.

Attic Inspection

When accessible do a thorough inspection of your attic space to find small leaks, mold or other roofing issues.

Exterior Inspection

Full walkthrough of all roofing equipment to insure it’s in tip top shape!

Why Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Believe it or not, the average roof protects your home from damage for about 20 years. But they can only do that if you stay on top of regular maintenance and fix minor damage as soon as you catch it.

For most homeowners, identifying those minor issues can be almost impossible. After all, you don’t get up on your roof every week to monitor its appearance.

That’s why scheduling a professional roof checkup is one of the most important things you can do.

The cost of a roof evaluation by a professional is insignificant compared to the cost of repairing or replacing a roof; this makes regular roof inspections a wise investment. Wouldn’t you prefer to find potential leaks and related damage before they become real problems? And before they lead to major repair bills? It’s really no different than going to a doctor for a checkup even when you’re not feeling sick.

 

Tip Top Roof Checkup

Schedule the Tip Top Roof Checkup from SonShine Roofing today. Our inspections include a full 18 point inspection from an experienced roofer who will inspect the condition of your roof, locating issues that may be difficult to spot with an untrained eye. Your roofing inspector will provided you with a detailed outline of any issues or damage located during the inspection as well as an estimate on how to best repair your roof to insure that it will last.  Once repairs are completed we will issue a full roof certification to gaurantee our work for years to come!

Interior Inspection

Attic Inspection

Exterior Inspection

  • Check for signs of water and moisture
  • Visual Inspection for Water Damage
  • Visible wood rot or insect damage
  • Inspection of flashing around chimneys, vents, caps, etc..
  • Stains in the ceiling, wall and windows
  • Inspection for Mold, Termites and Wood Rot
  • Checkup of gutters and waterways for debris
  • Inspection of nails and installation materials
  • Inspection of attic ventilation
  • Damage caused by other trades
  • Underlayment condition and material
  • Gutter inspection and downspout condition
  • Amount of granular wear and tear
  • Exposed fasteners and other roofing problems
  • Moss, Algae and Mold damage
  • Damaged chaulking

Roofs can leak for years before you see evidence

To add years of life to your roof, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends two roof inspections each year, by a licensed roofing professional, to avoid premature roof failure. Studies reveal that small leaks are the worst kind of leaks because when undetected they eat away at your home destroying everything in their path, similar to an undetected cancer.

All-inclusive inspections become even more important in slow economic time to ensure you receive the maximum service life from your roof and avoid premature roof replacement. The only people that can afford to ignore their roof are those that can afford to buy a new one.

You can do a preliminary inspection yourself, looking for shingles that are curling, blistering or missing; loose material or wear around chimneys, pipes and other penetrations; and broken or missing tile. To maximize your protection it is better to get a professional to inspect your roof – someone skilled in walking on roofs without causing further damage, who knows what they’re looking for and is experienced in finding those small leaks.

Nathan Bortreger

“Your roof could be leaking right now, and you don’t even know it… roofs can leak for up to 13 years before you see evidence on the inside of the house.”

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F.A.Q.

Choosing a roofing contractor is as important as the type of roof selected and the materials used. Head over to the 5 Things Every Roofing Contractor Should Tell Youpage to learn more.

Get an experienced consultation and estimate by calling us today to schedule a time to meet with one of our Roofing Specialists.

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How long should a roof last?

Multiple factors play in to how long a roof should last. Items to consider include the type of shingle used, your climate, and whether or not a roof is maintained regularly. These contribute to a roof’s integrity in varying degrees.

The average roof constructed with asphalt shingles should last a minimum of 20 to 25 years. As the vast majority of structures in the United States currently have asphalt shingle roofs, this applies to most homes.

Metal roofs tend to be extremely durable and can last 40 years or more while tile roofs can reach a lifespan of 50 years. Invest in a slate roof and it may easily outlast the lifespan of the homeowner. (This assumes all of these roofs are properly installed and maintained.)

Visit our page How To Make Your Roof Last for more information on maintaining the roof for longer use.

Would a repair be suffecient?

Homeowners often wonder if they can get by with a roof repair versus a roof replacement, which is far more costly. At SonShine Roofing, we want you to make a decision based on what’s best for you. There are a few key things to consider when choosing, such as the scope of repair needed, materials used originally, and the geographical location of the home.

Find out more about roof repair here. We also offer inspections to help you identify the overall condition of your roof.

How will I know a roof needs to be replaced?

The average lifespan of an asphalt roof, the most common type of roof in America, is 20 to 25 years, but a roof can last much longer when properly maintained. However, a shorter lifespan may occur if the roof was installed over old roofing material. The same is true if adequate ventilation is not present. The presence of excessive granules in the gutters on the home indicates the roof may need to be replaced. These granules tend to be present in gutters when the life cycle of the shingles is nearing its end. The presence of dark or inconsistent spots on the roof may be a sign of granules that are falling off.

When walking on the roof, such as when installing Christmas lights or cleaning off roof debris, pay attention to any areas that feel spongy or bouncy like a trampoline. This typically means moisture has made its way to the decking underneath the roofing material, and the roof may need to be replaced. All are signs it’s time to call a reputable roofing company to do a more thorough inspection. This will help you determine what is needed, a roof repair or roof replacement.

For example, a shingled roof is of very little value without nails to hold it in place. However, the manufacturers of each of a roof’s components only cover the items they manufacture. A shingle manufacturer will not replace a roof that’s under warranty if they determine the nails caused the roof failure. A fifty year or lifetime shingle manufacturer warranty is of little value if the nails rust out and leak in a few short years.

Various warranties have certain limitations and have very specific requirements or the warranty is null and void. Make sure your contractor understands the fine print of each of the various materials they are recommending and is aware of potential issues. Oversight on these details can void a material warranty during the installation process.

What questions should I ask my roofing contractor?

Certain questions need to be asked of any contractor. For instance, many people ask about “the warranty” on the roof when they should really ask about two different types of warranties. One warranty covers the materials used and the other covers the workmanship. Homeowners need to understand this and read over the terms and conditions of each warranty. There are numerous other questions that should ask before hiring a roofing contractor, and more information on these questions can be found on the 5 Things to Ask Your Sarasota Roofing Contractor page.

Having your roof looked at by a professional roofing contractor at least once a year is the best way to protect your roofing investment. Annual inspections and maintenance when needed will minimize your overall roofing cost. Detecting a problem before it becomes larger can make the difference between an inexpensive repair or a complete roof replacement. Let us help you maintain your roof to maximize its useful service life.

Should I pay for a roofing estimate?

People often look for companies who offer free estimates on roofing repairs or replacement. Free estimates draw customers in, but if they decide to have work done on the home, the estimate is often rolled into the costs. The company has to make up this money somewhere. This may be done by raising the price of the work you need, which includes your free estimate and that of others who didn’t choose their company. Many don’t share this information with the customer. Keep this in mind when choosing which companies to work with, and know the estimate will get paid in some way, and potentially more than your fair share.

Find out more about Why We Charge A Service Fee for a Roofing Estimate and what you’re really getting with free estimates.

Having your roof looked at by a professional roofing contractor at least once a year is the best way to protect your roofing investment. Annual inspections and maintenance when needed will minimize your overall roofing cost. Detecting a problem before it becomes larger can make the difference between an inexpensive repair or a complete roof replacement. Let us help you maintain your roof to maximize its useful service life.

What should I expect during roof replacement?

At SonShine Roofing, we want you to be prepared for the best roof replacment experience possible. You may find this post helpful so you know what to expect during roof repair and replacment.

Find out more about Why We Charge A Service Fee for a Roofing Estimate and what you’re really getting with free estimates.

Having your roof looked at by a professional roofing contractor at least once a year is the best way to protect your roofing investment. Annual inspections and maintenance when needed will minimize your overall roofing cost. Detecting a problem before it becomes larger can make the difference between an inexpensive repair or a complete roof replacement. Let us help you maintain your roof to maximize its useful service life.

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2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 109 Sarasota, FL 34240

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