Your home is your biggest investment, and your roof is your home’s primary protection. Make sure you keep it protected by scheduling a roof inspection! Whether you’re buying a home, selling a home, or just haven’t looked at your roof in a while, call R.M. Banning. We will inspect your Alexandria and Northern Virginia roof and make sure you have no hidden leaks, cracks, or damage that could compromise your home’s structural integrity. At R.M. Banning, we know a good roof inspection can’t be done with binoculars. That’s why we’ll be up on your roof every time unless there is a safety concern.
Roof Inspection You Can Count On
If you’ve noticed water spots on your ceiling or you can see a few shingles or flashings out of place it is time for a roof inspection. Our Virginia roof inspectors will thoroughly examine your roof, repairing any minor issues they see along the way and documenting areas where you’ll need bigger roof repairs. R.M. Banning is a CertainTeed SELECT Shingle Master, meaning we’re in the top one percent of roofing contractors nationwide and can perform your roof inspection carefully and professionally.
When Should You Have Your Roof Inspected?
The best thing to do is have your roof inspected twice a year – once in the fall and once in the spring. During the winter and summer, your roof is often subjected to harsh storms and extreme, constantly changing temperatures. This is why it’s important to have it checked out before the harsh weather moves in – you want to make sure it’s ready for the task!
What Does a Roof Inspection Reveal?
There are a number of things roofers look for when performing a roof inspection – problem areas that could cause major damage to your home if not caught early on! Some of the most common roofing problems include:
Leaks – leak detection is one of the most common reasons people call for roof inspections. Leaks can remain all but invisible for years before you start seeing the telltale signs – water spots, peeling paint, damaged wallpaper, etc. Unfortunately, by this time it may already be too late and you may have significant damage on your hands! Roof leaks can lead to a number of major problems, from mold and dry rot to buckling walls and damaged insulation.
Blisters – blisters are exactly what they sound like – raised areas on your roof, usually long and narrow, that are caused by trapped gas bubbles. Roof blisters are bad enough on their own, but moisture can sneak in and become trapped, eroding portions of your roof underneath, compromising its structural integrity, and causing other leak-associated damage.
Poor installation – one of the most common causes of severe roof damage, poor installation is often a consequence of going with a less experienced roofing contractor when you need a job done. Wrinkling, buckling, contraction, and other forms of damage, along with a drastically reduced lifespan, can all be attributed to poor installation jobs.
Northern Virginia Service Area:
Alexandria, Annandale, Aquia, Arlington, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Dale City, Dulles, Dumfries, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fort Belvoir, Franconia, Gainesville, Great Falls, Haymarket, Independent Hill, Lake Ridge, Linton Hall, Lorton, Manassas, Manassas Park, McLean, Montclair, Mount Vernon, Newington, Nokesville, Oakton, Occoquan, Reston, Springfield, Stafford, Sterling, Triangle, Tysons Corner, Vienna and Woodbridge.