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Durham Roofing Inspections

Providing a Comprehensive Inspection for Every Roofing Project

It's important to be prepared for every roofing project by knowing what to expect. A comprehensive roofing inspection can help homeowners and business managers understand the current state of their roofs and what they may need in the future. 

Our team at Cole Roofing & Construction is dedicated to providing the most detailed roofing inspections in Durham, NC, and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today at (919) 999-3669 to schedule your inspection!

What Is Included in a Roof Inspection?

A roof inspection is a crucial step in every roofing project. It can help homeowners and business managers understand the current state of their roofs and decide what work needs to be done.

During a roof inspection, our experts will walk across every part of the roof to check for damage and other issues. We check the attic to make sure the roof is properly ventilated and that there are no leaks in the ceiling below. We will also look at the gutters, downspouts, and chimneys to make sure they are in good condition.

During a roof inspection, our team will:

  • Check for damage and issues
  • Check the overall condition of the roof
  • Check the attic for issues
  • Check the gutters, downspouts, and chimneys

The roof inspection we provide at Cole Roofing & Construction is comprehensive and detailed. We want our customers to know exactly what their roofs need so they can make informed decisions about their projects.

Why Do I Need to Have My Roof Inspected?

A roof inspection is an important part of any roofing project, whether it's a simple repair or a full-scale renovation. Knowing what a roof is made of and how it's constructed can help people decide if they need to replace a roof or if repairs are possible.

Roof inspections are important for:

  • Deciding if a roof needs to be replaced
  • Planning a roofing project
  • Making sure the roof is in good condition

A roof inspection provides homeowners and business managers with the information they need to make informed decisions about their roofs. It can help them decide if they need to replace their roofs or if repairs are possible. It can also help them plan their projects by knowing how much material they need and how much work will be involved.

What Are The Signs That Your Roof Needs an Inspection?

Regular roof inspections are crucial for identifying and addressing potential issues before they become major problems. 

Here are some common signs that indicate your roof may need an inspection:

  • Age of the Roof: The age of your roof is a significant factor. If it's near or past its expected lifespan, it's a good idea to have it inspected.
  • Leakage or Water Stains: Any signs of water stains on your ceilings or walls, as well as active leaks, are clear indicators that you should have your roof inspected.
  • Missing, Damaged, or Curling Shingles: Missing, cracked, or curling shingles can leave your roof vulnerable to water penetration. Inspect for these issues regularly.
  • Granule Loss: If you find excessive granules from asphalt shingles in your gutters, it may indicate shingle wear and potential problems.
  • Sagging or Drooping Areas: A sagging or drooping roof can be a sign of structural issues and should be inspected immediately.
  • Moss or Algae Growth: Moss or algae on the roof can retain moisture and lead to shingle deterioration. It's a sign your roof may need cleaning or maintenance.
  • Flashing Damage: Check for damaged or deteriorated flashing around roof penetrations like chimneys, vents, and skylights.
  • Loose or Damaged Roofing Material: Loose or damaged materials such as metal flashing, seals around vents, and rubber boots around pipes can create entry points for water.
  • Gutter Issues: Clogged or overflowing gutters can lead to water backing up under the shingles and causing damage to the roof and eaves.
  • Daylight Through the Roof: If you can see daylight through your roof from inside the attic, it's a clear sign of a problem.
  • Animal Damage: Damage from animals, such as raccoons or birds, can compromise your roof. Check for signs of animal activity.
  • Energy Efficiency Changes: If you notice a sudden increase in your heating or cooling bills, it could be due to poor insulation or ventilation in the attic, which a roof inspection may help identify.
  • Visible Deterioration: Inspect your roof's condition from the ground. If you notice visible deterioration, wear, or damage, it's time for an inspection.
  • Storm Damage: After severe weather events like hail or strong winds, it's a good idea to have your roof inspected for any potential storm damage.
  • Previous Repairs: If you've had roof repairs or a new roof installed, periodic inspections are essential to ensure the work was done correctly and that no new issues have arisen.

Regular inspections, ideally at least twice a year, can help catch problems early and extend the life of your roof. 

If you notice any of these signs, or if you're unsure about the condition of your roof, it's wise to contact a professional roofing contractor for a thorough inspection and assessment.

For a detailed inspection of every part of your roof, contact our team at (919) 999-3669 today!

Commonly Asked Questions

How often should I have my roof inspected?

It's recommended to have your roof inspected at least once a year, but you should also have it inspected after any major weather event or if you suspect damage.

What happens if I don't have my roof inspected?

If you don't have your roof inspected regularly, you may miss underlying issues that can lead to bigger and more expensive problems down the line. It's better to catch any issues early on through regular inspections.

Can I inspect my own roof?

While it's possible to inspect your own roof, it's not recommended. Climbing up on your roof can be dangerous and you may not have the expertise to identify all potential issues. It's best to leave it to a professional.

Do I need to be present for the roof inspection?

It's not necessary for you to be present during the inspection, but it can be helpful if you have any specific concerns or questions that you want to address with the inspector.

What if the inspection reveals the need for repairs or replacement?

If the inspection reveals the need for repairs or replacement, our team will provide you with a detailed report and estimate for the work that needs to be done. From there, you can decide how to move forward with the project.

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  • “I highly recommend Cole Roofing and Construction. They replaced my roof and did an excellent job for an incredibly good price.”

    - Lotta P.
  • “I was very pleased with their service. The crew was on time, worked very efficiently on the roof replacement, the clean up afterward was amazing, not an old shingle or tiny piece of a shingle anywhere.”

    - Margit G.
  • “Cole Roofing did an outstanding job installing a new roof for us. They were professional, hard working, and careful not to harm any plants or shrubbery around the house.”

    - Leslie W.
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    - Karen C.
  • “Cole Roofing did an excellent job replacing our roof and skylights. They communicated well, arrived on time, the crew worked quickly and efficiently and cleaned up great after the job was complete.”

    - L M.
  • “First off, I would like to say that I was a contractor for over 20 years in a different industry, and it takes a lot to wow me. From the first phone call and interaction with Cole Roofing, I was impressed. Phone calls returned promptly, estimate appt set. ”

    - Kevin S.
  • “I highly recommend Cole Roofing & Construction for home repairs. Greg Cole was quick to respond to a request for a work quote and patiently walked us through our entire work process giving us options and suggestions.”

    - Pete L.
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    - Frank K.


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