Professional Roof Inspection

Our 60 point inspection

At Endura-Roof we offer honest opinions, a detailed  60 point inspection, and an explanation of options for you to consider as a homeowner or business owner. A roof inspection is the best way to tell if you need a new roof, as opposed to a repair.

 

Our recommendation will vary depending on the age and condition of your roof, the number of layers, and other variables . During the inspection we will look for evidence of roof failure. Catching problems early eliminates costs later. You may not need a new roof. You may only need repair. We can help you plan ahead with early inspection and preventative maintenance.

Roof Failure

There are many signs of Roof Failure;

 

Interior signs of Roof Failure:

  • Cracked ceilings, cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper

Exterior Signs of Roof Failure: (evidence that it may be time to replace your shingles)

  • Curling (mostly caused by the combination of deterioration and age due to exposure to excess heat and wind uplift.), buckling shingles (caused by age, poor roofing ventilation, improper installation of underlay, and wet underlayment),broken and missing shingles will weaken the roof’s inherent ability to shed water,cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashing, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, are some examples of roof failure that we inspect for.

When to Schedule a Roof Inspection

Homeowners often choose to have their Roof Inspected after a HAILSTORM or WINDSTORM. At Endura we provide a thorough roof inspection to determine if your roof suffered damage and the extent and repairability of the Damage. However, that shouldn’t be the only time you consider your roof’s health. 

In Michigan, it is a vital time of year to have your roof inspected in the fall, before the cold of winter sets in. Cold temperatures and ice-dams can compromise your roof and repairs do not always seal down properly. Attempting repairs on icy roofs can be treacherous, so roof problems uncovered too late in the season may have to wait until spring to be fixed. Another argument for a fall inspection is the fact that certain roof repairs should be initiated in the fall so they can be completed the next spring—for example, moss and lichen treatment which may require 6 months or longer to work. If moss or lichen are discovered during a fall roof inspection, there’s still a chance to get at them before cold weather sets in. Then, the treatment can be working during those long winter months, and the dead lichen can be swept or rinsed off in the spring.

Inspection Overview

  • What We look for:

    • Age and condition

    • Roof Failures

    • Damage: Wind, Hail, Old age, Manufacturers defects, More

 

  • Why to Schedule an Inspection

    • Preventative measures can be taken in attempts to reduce further future cost. This also allows for better planning to repair or replace.

    • Buying New home or selling old home

    • Leaks

    • Manufacturer's class action lawsuits claims

 

  • What we do during an inspection:

    • Documentation - We thoroughly document any damage and assess the potential causes and risks associated to any damage or failure that we are able to identify

      • Photos- We provide photo documentation to all of our clients.

      • Videos - We provide a private video analysis for your consideration.

    • Examine all Vulnerable leak points - 

    • Proper installation or installation errors

    • Provide a plan-to-project analysis, to ensure Quality Workmanship and products for your home or business.

What to Expect for your Roof Inspection

We inspect for leaks, unusual wear and tear, damage caused by windblown debris, organic growth issues, and problems that may have occurred during shingle installation or subsequent repairs.

 

There are 4 major components that we identify during our inspection:

  • Structure

  • Materials

  • Interiors

  • Workmanship.

 

Structural Inspection: We check for uneven roof planes and signs of sagging, in addition to examining the condition of the soffit, fascia, and gutter system. Masonry chimneys are inspected for cracks, crumbling grout, and damage to chimney caps. We check the venting in your attic; improper venting can lead to heat and moisture buildup that reduces roof life and increases the risk of ice dams forming at the roof’s edge.

Material Inspection: We inspect for loose, missing, or curling shingles; stains; moss; rust; and missing flashing or fasteners. Shingle aggregate that has settled in roof valleys or on the ground at the bottom of gutter downspouts is a sign that the roof could be near the end of its useful life. We also check the rubber boots and seals around vent pipes, looking for gaps or deterioration.

Interior Inspection: We check interior ceilings, the attic, and interior walls for water stains, mold, rot, and other signs that water is making its way into your house.

Workmanship Inspection: We thoroughly assess your roof for problems in workmanship that could increase the risks of leaks or other roof damage in the future. Incorrect flashing around roof penetrations—including vent pipes, skylights, and chimneys—would all be red flags.

Give us a call at 616-236-3306

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1251 CENTURY AVE SW

GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503

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