There are different methods we use when inspecting a roof. Normally you walk on it, you see it from a tall window, or you place a ladder on the edge of the roof, or from the floor with binoculars. It is preferred as far as possible to walk on it, unless doing so would damage the material either unsafe or dangerous (as in the winter months or after a rain) for the inspector.
At the very least, a ladder should be placed at the edge of the roof so that the assessment can be carried out from there. The windows from which the roof can be seen provide an excellent position from which to evaluate any area that is visible. The last alternative is to do the inspection from the ground with the use of binoculars.
Defects commonly encountered during inspections:
- Materiais deteriorated in extreme.
- Use of improper materials in the slope or slope of the roof.
- Deteriorated fireplace.
- Flashing damaged or improperly installed.
- Detectors exposed or operating but loose.
- Damage caused by hail or other reason.
- More than two layers of tile present.
- Windows that look at the sky that let water in.