Why Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Believe it or not, the average roof protects your home from damage for about 20 years. But it 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. That’s why scheduling a professional roof checkup is one of the most important things you can do.

The cost of a roof evaluation 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?


Roof Inspection Service Sarasota, FL

Tip Top Roof Checkup

Schedule the Tip Top Roof Checkup from SonShine Roofing today. Our inspections include a full 18 point inspection from one of our experienced roofing specialists who will assess the condition of your roof, locating issues that may be difficult to spot with an untrained eye. Our team member will provide you with an outline of any issues or damage located during the inspection as well as an estimate on how to best repair your roof to restore it to good working order.

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 of attic ventilation
  • Checkup of gutters and waterways for debris
  • Inspection of nails and installation materials
  • Notify homeowner of any wood rot, evidence of destructive insect or animal presence, or fungus-like growth we may happen to notice while inspecting the attic
  • 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 Fungus-like growth
  • Damaged caulking

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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 – Roofer Sarasota, FL

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.”