Did you know that your attic is the first line of defense against any roof issues? This is why a good roofing inspector will require checking out your attic during their inspection. Because the attic is designed to catch any problems before they grow into bigger issues, it could save you time and money, in the long run, to have it evaluated. 

So, what does an attic inspection look like? Let’s take a look at the two key elements: 

Proper Ventilation

If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, it can cause mold and mildew – putting your health at risk, as well as the structural integrity of your home. 

An inspector will also examine the insulation to make sure that it’s encouraging proper ventilation through your entire home, as well as protecting from the outdoor elements. They’ll take a look at exhaust ducts and vents for the same reason. 

Inspecting the Framing

They will look at the structural integrity of your attic – any signs of poor craftsmanship, water damage, delaminated wood, buckling or sagging plywood, and broken or cracked trusses will stand out. The attic tells the story of the home’s history, so any additional signs of fires or insect damage will give you a better picture of the life left on your roof. 

In conclusion – 

When you’re setting up your roof inspection, make sure that your contractor will be evaluating the attic. Failure to do so could result in surprises down the road that may not be so pleasant. If you’re looking for a trusted source, Les Joes Roofing would be happy to help.