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Questions to Ask During Your Next Roof Inspection

The roof over your head is your family’s first line of defense against the elements, and it protects your home’s structure and indoor spaces as well. Constant exposure to the weather can take a toll on your roof, but you can catch developing issues early on and keep it in good condition by performing repairs and scheduling a yearly inspection with a certified roofing company. What should you ask your contractor during a residential roof inspection? The Roof & Gutter experts at D. Ross Renovations & Roofing are here to help!



Type and Grade of Materials

What is the quality & condition of the components of my roofing system?

While the distinction between shingle and metal roofing is obvious, it’s important to understand the type and grade of material used on your roof. Keep in mind that the quality of the material and other important components, such as underlayment, drip edge, flashing and ventilation can have an impact on how well and how long your roof will be able to serve you and your home, so it is in your best interest to learn more about them through your contractor. Additionally, knowing the type and grade of materials makes it easier for you to understand your future roofing quotes.


Roof Lifespan

When will my roof need to be replaced?

Always ask your roofer about the current age of your roof, as a roof’s lifespan varies substantially depending on the type and quality of the material used. Asphalt shingles, for example, have a lifespan of 15 to 30 years, whereas metal roofing can last for 40 years or longer. Other considerations, such as the quality of the installation, whether the roof is in direct sunlight or shade, and how well it has been maintained, all have an impact on the roof’s lifespan. After inspecting your roof, a trained professional can give you an estimate of when it will need to be replaced based on all of these considerations. Not only that but also knowing how long your roof can serve you can definitely help in scheduling future repair and preventive maintenance! Given the significant increases in material costs, it may make financial sense to get your roof done sooner than later.


D. Ross Renovations & Roofing' roof inspections also include drone photos and video for your peace of mind!


Roof Ventilation

Is my roofing ventilation system operating optimally?

Roof ventilation is critical for removing hot air from your attic and preventing premature roof system damage, so it is highly recommended to ask your contractor if your existing ventilation system is sufficiently working and if it will be enough to last the whole year-round. A trained inspector can assess the amount of intake and exhaust ventilation and determine whether more or less ventilation is requited. And remember, a properly ventilated attic and roof system doesn’t only improve your roof’s life but also improves indoor air quality and reduces the strain on your HVAC system!


Contact Us!

Need the best local roofing contractor in West Ottawa? D. Ross Renovations & Roofing is a contractor that aims to earn your trust by providing high-quality services and top-notch workmanship for all your roofing needs. We pride ourselves in continuously upholding our service principles by showing quality workmanship, strict safety protocols, retaining a hands-on approach, and unwavering dedication to customer service. Always remember that here at D. Ross Renovations & Roofing, we make sure of the right solution at the right price!


For any inquiries, contact us at 613.276.1022, or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We proudly serve the west Ottawa area.

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