Every day, we get homeowners who call in saying: My ceiling is leaking water. What do I do? My roof is leaking. Is it covered by my insurance? Being bonded and trusted roofers, we felt it was our duty to give you a behind-the-scenes look of our inspection process.
When your roof leaks in heavy rain or you notice anything off, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Is your Ice & Water shield per city code?
Are your shingle rows straight?
Are water lines straight?
Are the shingles of the roof nailed in the proper location?
Are the shingles nailed per code?
Are the shingles laying down properly?
Is the ridge straight?
Is the ridge capped properly?
Are the ridge cap nails sealed?
Is there an overhang on rakes and eaves? Is it per code?
Is the rake double nailed?
Is the rake clean cut and straight?
Valley(s) installed properly?
Valley(s) clean cut and straight?
Lead stacks bent over properly?
Are PVC boots installed properly?
Is the chimney properly counterflashed?
Is the drip edge installed properly?
Are all exposed nails sealed?
Is everything painted? Stacks/Flashing
As always, don’t get caught with a major roofing problem that you originally diagnosed as minor. Call the experts!