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The Ins & Outs of Shingle Roof Inspections

Shingle roofs are one of the most common types of roofing materials, popular for their affordability, durability, and various aesthetic options. Like any roof system, shingle roofs require regular inspection and maintenance to ensure they protect your home or building from the elements. 

When it comes to inspecting a shingle roof, experienced contractors have a systematic approach to identify potential issues and prevent future problems. So, what exactly is a roofing contractor looking for to determine if a repair or replacement will need to be completed?

Factors include:

  • Shingle condition - carefully examine each shingle for signs of damage such as cracks, blistering, or missing sections.

  • Flashing and sealants - these can degrade over time due to sunlight and weather and are essential for preventing water infiltration.

  • Ventilation - important for preventing heat buildup, moisture accumulation and condensation.

  • Underlayment - a vital roofing layer that provides additional protection as a barrier 

  • Roof deck - ensure the structural support and stability of the roof is not rotting, decaying, or damaged.

  • Gutters and downspouts - inspect for any clogs or damage that would prevent drainage.

By understanding the importance of inspections and the specifics of what roofing contractors are looking for when inspecting a shingle roof, you make an informed and educated decision to ensure your roofing system is properly functioning to best protect your structures first line of defense - the roof. Regular roofing inspections and maintenance should be a priority for homeowners, and quickly repairing or replacing any causes for concern can preserve the longevity and functionality of your roof.


Based in Central Florida and founded in 2020, 3MG Solutions, LLC is one of the fastest-growing residential roofer and commercial roofing companies in the country. At 3MG, our goal is to build trusted long-term relationships with our community, customers, suppliers, and corporate partnerships. We believe this positions us as the best roofer and one of the dominant roofing companies in the country. Visit us at OR call (407) 492-5256.


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