If you encounter problems with your roof or have an older-style roofing system, it’s crucial to schedule a roof inspection to examine for any indications of damage or wear. Seeking a professional opinion from roofing specialists can help you identify any issues and gain a clearer understanding of the necessary roof repair tasks.

Not sure what to expect? Below we have compiled a list of important things that we look out for during your inspection.


Why Is a Roof Inspection Important?

Roof inspections are vital for maintaining a safe and secure roof. They help to identify damage and potential health and safety hazards that could go unnoticed without a proper assessment. 

Regular inspections provide peace of mind and save money by addressing issues early, ultimately preserving the integrity and longevity of your roof.


How Often Do I Need a Roof Inspection?

Even if you haven’t noticed any obvious issues with your roofing, it is often recommended to conduct a roof inspection annually, with additional checks after severe weather or following significant events like home construction. 

A lot of roofing in Bath is constructed with more traditional roofing materials such as lead and natural slate roofing. These roofs benefit from regular assessments since they are generally found on older period properties which may have been built with different construction methods and can be at a higher risk of weather damage.  

If you fail to have your roof checked for long periods, you could put your home at risk and potentially face costly repairs that could have been prevented. 


When Should I Book a Roofing Inspection?

If you’re planning a routine annual inspection, Spring is the ideal time to book. This is because it not only allows you to assess any damage that may have occurred during the winter months but also provides optimal conditions for conducting the inspection and addressing any necessary repairs.

However, if you’ve observed an issue with your roof, don’t wait until Spring. Contact us immediately, and we’ll promptly come out to assess and address the problem.

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Before Your Roof Inspection

Every successful roof inspection starts with a thorough initial consultation. When you contact our specialist roofing company, we’ll schedule an appointment at your convenience. 

During this meeting, our friendly team will discuss your concerns, preferences, and any specific issues you’ve noticed with your roof. We take this time to understand your needs fully and answer any questions you may have.


How Much Does a Roofing Inspection Cost?

When you contact us for a roofing inspection, we’re always more than happy to run through costs and timescales to give you a clear idea of what to expect. With all of our roofing projects, we’ll take into account your budget and help you find the best solutions that will work for you.


Visual Roof Inspection

Once we grasp your specific needs, our team will initiate a thorough inspection of your roof. We meticulously assess every element, including flashing, gutters, and vents. Our skilled professionals will detect any visible indications of damage, wear, or deterioration.


Inspecting Roofing Materials

After a thorough visual roof inspection, we take a closer look at the condition of your roofing materials. We check for signs of deterioration, cracks, loose or missing shingles, and any potential water damage. This step helps us determine whether you will need a repair or roofing replacement.


Leak Detection

One of the most critical aspects of our inspection process is identifying any leaks or potential sources of water infiltration. Leaks can lead to extensive damage, so no matter how small or large your leak may be, it’s always crucial to catch them early. 

Our trained team of specialists have a vast amount of knowledge and experience with all types of roof leaks. We’ll take time to carefully assess all the possible water entry points and rule out any additional causes that could be contributing to water ingress.


Structural Assessment

A roof that is not secure or well-maintained can cause significant structural damage to a building. Water infiltration from roof leaks can weaken ceilings, walls, insulation, and even structural supports over time. 

This moisture exposure can lead to structural weakening, compromising the building’s stability and safety. As a countermeasure, we’ll check the roof’s structural integrity, assessing its ability to withstand the elements and support the weight of your roofing materials.


Roof Inspection Findings and Recommendations

Upon completion of your roof inspection, we will provide you with our key findings and recommendations. We prioritise safety and durability, so we’ll recommend any necessary repairs or replacements. 

Our team is always happy to explain these findings in detail and answer any questions you may have.

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Contact S&J Roofing For Your Roofing Inspection

Don’t wait until a small problem becomes a major headache!

Contact S&J Roofing today for all your roofing needs. Our experienced team is widely trusted in the community and dedicated to ensuring your roof remains in top condition, so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your home is protected.