Top Priority: Roof Inspections

Home Inspection Roof LeakingSeveral situations precipitate the need for a roof examination by a professionally licensed New York State Company. All too often, performances of the coverings are taken for granted and forgotten about until it starts to leak and causes expensive repairs and water damage. But if you are not evaluating your roof at least once a year, you risk prematurely devaluing one of your biggest assets – your home.
Ask us to perform a roofing review if you:
• Suspect or confirm leaks
• Need hard numbers to plan for future repairs or replacement
• Want a third party opinion of slate or tile condition
• Need to keep in compliance with an existing warranty
• Want to start a preventative home maintenance program
Roof covering checks should only be carried out by a licensed professional equipped with a thermal imaging camera that can detect hidden leaks. A leak is usually a sign of multiple problems that have existed for a long time so early detection can save a significant amount of time and money on repairs to preserve property condition.
95-POINT ROOF INSPECTION
The 95- Point Roof Inspection takes industry standards to a higher level. We incorporate all facets of every recommended analysis program and take special consideration for the climate and geographical challenges particular to our customers here in Long Island, NY. Extreme heat and cold present unique challenges that our housetops need to withstand.
Here is the outline of our comprehensive roof search:
SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
1. Exterior Walls
2. Interior Walls
3. Expansion/Contraction
4. Settlement Cracks
5. Deterioration
6. Moisture Stains
7. Physical Damage
8. interior Roof Deck
9. Exterior Roof Deck
10. Securement to Supports
11. Expansion/Contraction
12. Structural Deterioration
13. Water Stains
14. Physical Damage
15. Attachment of Felts/Ins.

ROOF CONDITION
1. General Appearance
2. Debris
3. Drainage
4. Physical Damage
5. General Condition
6. Equipment/Alter.
7. Surface Condition
8. Bare Spots in Gravel
9. Coating Degradation
10. Cracking of Asphalt
11. Slippage
12. Membrane Condition
13. Blistering
14. Splitting
15. Ridging
16. Fish mouthing
17. Loose Laps
18. Punctures
19. Securement of Substrate
20. Fasteners

FLASHING CONDITION
1. Base Flashing
2. Punctures
3. Deterioration
4. Blistering
5. Open Laps
6. Attachment
7. Ridging or Wrinkling
8. Counter flashing
9. Open Laps
10. Punctures
11. Attachment
12. Rusting
13. Fasteners
14. Caulking
15. Coping
16. Open Laps
17. Punctures
18. Attachment
19. Rusting
20. Drainage
21. Fasteners
22. Caulking
23. Wall Separation
24. Mortar Joints
25. Spalling
26. Movement Cracks

ROOF EDGING/FACIA
1. General Appearance
2. Splitting
3. Securement
4. Rusting
5. Felt Deterioration
6. Fasteners
7. Punctures

ROOF PENETRATIONS
1. Equipment Base Flashing
2. Open Laps
3. Punctures
4. Attachment
5. Equipment & Housing
6. Counter flashing
7. Open Seams
8. Physical Damage
9. Caulking
10. Drainage
11. Equipment Operation
12. Discharge of Oil
13. Excessive Traffic Wear
14. Roof Jackets/Vents
15. Attachment
16. Physical Damage
17. Vents Operable

EXPANSION JOINT COVERS
1. General Appearance
2. Open Joints
3. Punctures/Splits
4. Securement
5. Rusting
6. Fasteners

PITCH PANS
1. General Appearance
2. Fill Material
3. Attachment

About Tom Driscoll, Certified Home Inspector

Tom has been providing Long Island and New York City with the most thorough and complete home inspections in the industry. We use state of the art equipment to provide you with the best possible home inspection experience possible.
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