Roof Inspection – Home Inspections Montreal
The majority of residential properties such as bungalows, cottages and other single family houses have sloped asphalt shingle roofs or flat tar and gravel roofs, in the case of duplexes and triplexes.
The main objective of a roof inspection is to verify the condition of the roof covering materials and of its various components. During the home inspection, depending on the roof type, we climb on the roof and inspect the wear and tear of the covering materials. Our home inspector will also inspect the roof drainage systems and flashings’ conditions. The home inspection also covers the observation of all roof penetrations such as skylights, chimneys, vent pipes, etc.
The roof inspection doesn’t end there, as YG Home Inspection Services will inspect your house as a system. The condition of the roof will be further evaluated during the inspection of the attic. In the course of the home inspection, the structural integrity of the roof will be verified as well as the ventilation of the attic. Improper ventilation of the attic could strongly affect the structure of the roof and might result in rotting of the roof structure and considerably reduce the life expectancy of the covering materials.
All of the observations made will be described in detail in the inspection report. If any defects are found, their severity and implications will be provided and further recommendations regarding the timeframe needed for their repair will also be included.