Additional Service Areas
We also offer inspections for roofs throughout Central Kentucky in Georgetown, Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Nicholasville, Harrodsburg, Richmond, Winchester, Mt. Sterling, Paris and Lancaster.
We Are HAAG & InterNACHI Certified Roofing Inspectors
Our inspection process is a detailed and thorough approach that not only protects your investment, but prevents future damages from occurring that otherwise would result in an expensive repair. Our certifications with HAAG as well as InterNACHI provide our team with the ability and knowledge to identify anything from storm related damage to normal wear and tear.
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Home Inspectors Vs. Our Roofing Analysis
Hiring a home inspector is one thing, but considering that a roof is one of the largest investments a homeowner has is why our satisfied clients trust in us. We specialize in roofing, so we can deliver a much more detailed analysis to determine what repairs or improvements are recommended.
Our Roofing Analysis
We inspect & look for the following…
- Missing or loose shingles
- Bent, blistered, curled or creased shingle tabs
- Shingle integrity including granulation particulate loss
- Proper shingle overhangs on gutters & eaves
- Loose, missing or popped up nails
- Caulking around flashing and sealed areas
- Bent, cracked, torn or missing flashing
- Integrity of soffits
- Ice & water shield installation
- Wood decking including holes and sagging
- Check for mold, rot and decaying material
- Ventilation including house, box, turbine and ridge vents
- Chimney including flashing & stone or brick integrity
- Analyze attic ventilation & insulation
- Leaks inside attic
- Exhaust fans for ventilation
- Interior leaks
- HAAG Certified Storm Inspection (including ice, hail & wind damage)
Details Of Our Roof Inspection Process
Each type of roof we inspect has its own set of considerations. We base our approach on the type, age and quality of construction. With each inspection we include a detailed analysis, recommended repairs (if needed) and life expectancy of your roofing materials.
Although each process may include a different set of parameters such as chimney repairs, gutter repairs, soffit and ventilation requirements, we have an outline below of our general roofing inspection process.
Storm Damage Inspections
We offer a certified evaluation for all types of storm related damages. They include hail storm inspections for roofs as well as high winds, tornadoes and ice storms.
Inspect Roof Flashing
Flashings are the metal pieces in a roof that cover interruptions in the roof plane such as around dormers, chimneys and vent pipes. If it appears there is damage we recommend to have these fixed immediately. Inadequate or faulty flashing will allow melted snow or driving rain to enter the interior causing not only infrastructure rotting, but possible damage to interior walls.
Inspect Asphalt Roofing Materials
Asphalt roofing materials have a silica granular surface much like fine gravel. This “gravel” is there to reflect uv rays and extend the life of the shingle. As the asphalt ages it becomes brittle and these granules will come out over time.
If you see a lot of these granules in your gutters, then chances are the roof is getting to the end of its lifespan. We also look for bare spots in asphalt shingles and inspect closely for signs of tearing and or war page. If we notice shingles curling up it’s generally our recommendation to have them replaced.
Most of our roof inspections identify whether you’re able to have an insurance claim replacement repair at only the cost of your deductible.
Inspect Wooden Shake Shingles
We inspect wooden shake shingles for signs of dry rot and war page. These types of shingles are split on at least one face and either tapered or straight. They typically have a tendency to dry rot as well as show signs of war page. The result of this can lead to interior damages.
Inspect Metal Roofing
A metal roof has a design life of 50 years if maintained and properly painted. Metal roofing comes in galvanized iron or steel, aluminum, copper and even lead on older homes. Each has its own wear characteristics. We look for signs of pitting, rusting and corrosion that can be the natural result of aging. We also inspect for loose or open seams and joints that can lead to leaking.
Inspect Slate, Clay Tile & Asbestos Cement Shingles
Slate, clay tile and asbestos cement shingles are high end roofing materials and will last the lifetime of the home if cared for properly. However, they are subject to ice damage in certain climates. Due to the nature of them being so brittle and easily broken, the best way for us to provide this inspection initially is with binoculars to get a close look at their condition. We check for broken, chipped or missing pieces.
Expect accurate, detailed and unbiased roof inspections from Lexington Blue!
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