It is advisable to carry out regular roof inspections to your property. This action will determine the current state of the health and condition of your roof and can lead to early detection of issues.
Roof inspections is also important as it will show up any maintenance that may be required plus as a property owner it can ensure the roof is secure for you and the occupants.
What types of roofs and roofing materials do we inspect?
With many years experience in the roofing industry, we are qualified to carry out inspections of all types of roof designs, this can include flat roofs, pitched roofs, balconies or industrial roofs.
Roof coverings that we inspect are typically constructed from:
- Natural slate
- Artificial slate
- Concrete tiles
- Clay tiles
- Metal Slates & Tiles
- Felt membranes
- Single-ply membranes
- Liquid applied membranes including fibreglass/GRP
- Sheet Metal (Lead & Copper)
Which areas of a roofing system do we inspect?
The areas or components we inspect will depend on the roof design and the type of coverings.
To ensure all areas are inspected correctly we work through a tried and tested checklist so no area is overlooked.
With a vast history of roof inspections, we use our skills and experience to detect any defects however large or small which may exist or may potentially be an issue in the near future.
Examples of roofing components we inspect:
- Roof coverings to the main areas
- Ridge tiles including mortar and fixings
- Roofline Products – Fascia, Soffit & Barge Boards
- Rainwater systems
- Pitched Valleys & Internal Box Gutters
- Chimney Stacks including chimney pots, flaunching & flashings
- Parapet Walls & Copings
- Fixings & Flashings
- Rooflights to all types of roof coverings
- Flat Roof Decking checked for soft areas caused by water ingress or condensation
- Condensation or Cold Bridging Issues within the loft space or rooms directly below the loft.
- Overall Pitched Roof Structure; we check externally and internally for any signs a roof structure may be sagging or spreading if unfit for purpose. We also check internally if purlins or any other roof timbers are sufficiently supported.
In addition to carrying out a visual inspection, we can also carry out core samples of flat roof coverings to determine the build-up of the whole system from decking to waterproof membrane if required.
Drone Roof Surveying & Inspections
As part of our roof inspection service, we also use drones to gather the information that may be harder to obtain via normal inspection.
All drone roof surveyance is recorded using high resolution still or video imagery using the latest drone technology.
Who needs a Roof Inspection?
We carry out roofing inspections for wide and diverse range clients throughout the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
Our client base extends to:
Homeowners, property owners and landlords. Property owners will typically request we inspect their roofs periodically to ensure the roof and property is well maintained. This is important as it ensures the early detection of any issues which could potentially carry a higher cost of repair if undetected.
Roofing Inspections can be very useful to detect the inferior quality of workmanship when a 100% independent and impartial viewpoint may be required.
Real estate agents and property vendors request roofing inspections to record and provide evidence of the current condition of a property’s roof coverings.
Homebuyers who have already obtained a RICS Home Condition Report and/or Home Buyer Report sometimes look to carry out a separate inspection for peace of mind.
Insurance Companies often use our roof inspection services to check the current state of a roof before enacting certain a policy for new clients.
Loss adjusters and loss assessors use our services when a roof has been damaged by a storm, fire of theft. Our specialised assistance can offer experts sound advice and recommendations.
We work closely with Chartered Building Surveyors providing specialist roofing inspections when required.
We provide roofing inspections for letting agents to provide a date stamped visual record of the roof’s condition at the start of a rental contract.
We have also provided thorough roofing inspections for solicitors and their clients when required as evidence during legal disputes.
Once the roof inspection is carried out
Following on from our on-site roof survey and inspection we will create a detailed report with all the relevant information required as well as advice on any areas of the roof which we feel require urgent attention.
Although we are based in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley our roof inspection service covers all areas of Lancashire including, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, Fulwood, Nelson, Pleasington, Longbridge, Whalley and beyond.