What are the points to check when inspecting a roof?

Is the roof of your home or business getting older? Recommended annually due to damage caused by bad weather and ultraviolet rays, in particular, the examination of your roof becomes particularly important as it ages. At Couvreurs de l'Est, we carry out roof inspections and thermographic inspections in the greater Montreal area. Read this article to find out what it means to fully audit this essential part of any building!


The exterior of a sloped roof

Whether you do a pre-inspection of your roof yourself or choose the services of a professional, it is important to observe the shingles carefully. Any signs of deformation, breakage, improper attachment, missing parts, discoloration, vegetation or weakness in the seals should be identified. Missing or visible nails must be located, as well as rusty or corroded metal sections. In addition, gutters, chimney and roof edges must be carefully checked for cracks or leaks.

The exterior of a flat roof
Depending on your roof type, it is important to identify damaged edges, deformation of the membrane or areas where gravel is missing. In all cases, the presence of puddles of water or vegetation (e. g. moss) should be reported, as these signs indicate a problem.

The inside of a roof
Everything below the roof surface is very important to determine possible anomalies. It is, therefore, necessary to look for potential cracks, areas where the roof allows daylight to filter through, signs of leaks, condensation or mould. Ventilation must also be complete: outdoor air intakes, stove hood, bathroom fans, etc.

Thermographic inspection
Water infiltration, winter heat loss, moisture, electrical overheating, ventilation problems and rodents can be detected by an infrared camera for further investigation.

At Couvreurs de l'Est, we offer complete inspection services for all types of residential, commercial and industrial roofs. Are you looking for professional roofers for a preventive check of your flat roof or for the repair of a specific roof model in Montreal? To get an estimate, contact us now!

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