So You Scheduled A Roof Inspection? What to Expect

So You Scheduled A Roof Inspection? What to Expect

Welcome to your guide on what to expect during a roof inspection.

The roof inspection process is not just a formality; it’s a crucial step in maintaining the health and safety of your home. With over 1,000 inspections completed yearly, we like to consider ourselves experts on the topic!

 Let’s dive into the steps of a roof inspection, what the inspector looks for, and what happens if damage is discovered.

Roof Inspection

Step 1: Preparing for the Inspection:

Prepare yourself for the inspection by ensuring your calendar is clear for your scheduled appointment. We are the experts who are here to guide you and ensure you get all the information you need about the condition of your roof! All we ask is that you be present for the inspection. When you are present for the inspection, it allows us to show you the photos of any damage found and explain what the best option is moving forward.

Step 2: The Exterior Check:

The inspector starts with an exterior examination.

Things we look for during an inspection:

  • Signs of wear and tear which include broken, missing, or aging shingles.
  • Sings of Wind or Hail damaged shingles.
  • Flashing around vents, chimneys, and skylight.
  • Gutters and downspouts are checked to ensure they’re directing water away efficiently.

Step 3 – The Material Check:

Here, the focus is on the roofing material itself. The inspector checks for aging signs, like curling or cupping shingles, granule loss, or rust on metal roofs.

The inspector will also take measurements of the shingles to ensure that the shingle is current and not a discontinued product!

Step 4 – Structural Integrity:

The inspector assesses the roof’s structure for sagging or uneven roof planes. They also check the condition of the soffit and fascia for any signs of decay or damage.

Step 3: The Interior Check

After the exterior, the inspector heads inside and will check for the following:

  • water stains, mold, or rot in the attic.
  • Ventilation is assessed to ensure it is adequate, as poor ventilation can lead to moisture build-up and damage.

Post-Inspection – Understanding the Report:

 After the inspection, you will receive a detailed report outlining the findings. This report is crucial as it highlights areas needing immediate attention and areas that may require monitoring or future maintenance.

If Damage is Found, What next?

Filing a Claim: Should the inspector find significant damage; the next step is often filing a claim if that is the route you wish to take. The report provided by the inspector serves as essential documentation in the insurance claim process. 


Final Thoughts:

 A roof inspection is an insightful journey into the health of your home’s most crucial protector – the roof!

It helps in the early identification of potential issues, saving you time and money in the long run. By understanding what to expect, you can approach this process with confidence, knowing it’s a proactive step in safeguarding your home.

Remember, a roof inspection is not just a technical evaluation; it’s a measure to ensure your home remains a safe haven for you and your family. Embrace this journey with the knowledge and peace of mind that you are taking an essential step in home maintenance. Our goal is to educate and guide you through the Insurance Roof Replacement Process.


​​Southern Premier Roofing is a roofing contractor located in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Charleston, Wilmington, Nashville, and Boise. We specialize in providing our clients with all their roof replacement needs. Our services are guaranteed to improve your home and last in the long run. Let us know how we can help you by contacting us today!

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