Common Roof Inspection Warning Signs
Composition Shingles: curling, loss of granulation, broken, damaged or missing shingles, only one layer of roofing
Wood Shingles and Shakes: mold and/or decay, splitting and/or curling
Flat Roof: patches that are obvious, cracks and/or tears, several blisters and/or wrinkles (make sure to also check the patched areas from inside your attic)
Flashing: tears, buckling around roof penetrations
Roofing Cement: excessive cement in areas, cement crumbling
Soffits and Fascia: decay, stains, damage
Soffit & Ridge Vents: clogged or damaged vents, flashing and shingles around them curling or missing
Gutters: decay and/or rust, leaky seams, loosely attached to structure, bent or sagging, missing sections of gutter or downspout, filled with debris. Clogged gutters can easily freeze shut and cause excessive weight on gutter fasteners, ice dam conditions, and slippery walks below
Chimneys: leaning, loose or missing flashing, damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints. Chimney flashing is especially prone to tearing because a chimney settles independently from the house
Roof Inspections Inspecting a roof should only be conducted by a professional that is experienced in the trade. That’s why the team at GPM Enterprises Inc.’s Mississauga Roofing has gone to great lengths to ensure that you’re receiving the best roof inspection that you’ll ever receive. We literally cover all aspects of your roof-tops structure during the roof inspection. This allows us to give you an accurate and competitive roof estimate.
Roof Covering – Roof covering includes shingles, tiles, slate and otherwise any underlayment used to protect the sheathing from weather.
Sheathing – Sheathing includes boards and/or sheet material that is fastened to the roof rafters as a means of covering the building.
New Roofing Roof Structure – The roof structure with respect to re-roofing are the rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
Flashing – This involves sheet metal or any other material that is installed into the new roof’s system various joints and valleys. They act as a means to prevent water seepage.