Are you planning to engage an agent to conduct a residential ladder assist? It may interest you to know what to expect. Ladder assist is a field dedicated to helping you obtain an accurate evaluation of the issues brewing on your roof for timely correction. Let’s delve into the processes involved in a ladder assist.
Inspection of leakages
The agent will check for parts of the roof that have openings to allow leaks. This may, however, start with the agent inspecting the ceiling to see where certain marks – for instance, the ones brought about by rainwater slip through the roof.
Checking for roof deterioration
The agent will also move to check for possible signs of deterioration. Some of these signs are such that they may not be visible to the untrained eye and may have severe consequences in the long run. The professional will watch out for areas of deformed/missing shingles, missing granules, dark spots, etc.
Estimation of roof age
Whatever deterioration is spotted will help estimate the age of the roof. More specifically, the professional will consider the roof type and use this in connection with damages that might have been caused by hail and wind to arrive at a tenable estimate. That aside, there are other simple ways of estimating the roof’s age. These may include resorting to the building permit, asking from those who had used the apparent before you, or the local roofer who did the installation.
Conducting hail test
A hail test will also be carried out with the ladder assist agent marking out a portion of the roof that might have been impacted by hail in the past. The agent will look out for indentations or markings that the hail left on the roof. The finding from this activity can further tell how much deterioration your roof has undergone.
Checking for previous repairs
Another step that will be taken by the ladder assist professional will be to identify previous repairs. This is to determine how intact – or otherwise – these repairs are and also evaluate how they might have contributed to the overall deterioration of the roof. A replacement may be advised where the level of deterioration is on the high side.
Picture taking and preparation of the report
Images of the faults found on the roof will be eventually taken for proper documentation – high-definition images are primarily recommended. Coupled with that, a comprehensive report will also be generated, with the agent noting down everything that has been observed in writing.
How long does a residential ladder assist take?
A thorough ladder assist should be completed in 3 – 4 hours. Nevertheless, the time taken to conduct the assist can vary – more or less – based on the size of the roof in view. But the agent should be able to give you the time estimate after an initial assessment.