A Guide for Roof Inspections During the Fall Season

September is almost here, which means another summer is coming to an end. Although we’re sad to see summer go, our customers are looking forward to the cooler weather.

Summer storms can be extreme and wreak havoc on our roofs, sometimes damaging the entire roofing system without visible signs of damage. Professional roofing companies must inspect your roof before the rainy and snowy seasons to ensure it is in good condition and can protect your family from the elements.

Get more information on Fall roof inspections below, and don’t forget to schedule your inspection today!

In this guide we will cover:

  • Why Fall is a Good Time for a Roof Inspection
  • Roof Damage
  • Flashings
  • Skylights and Chimneys
  • Attic Inspections
  • Water Damage
  • Gutter Systems

It is recommended by most residential roofing experts to have your roof inspected at least twice a year, with early fall and early spring being the best times to do so.  Fall is a good time for several reasons.  Let’s get into them.

Why is Fall the best time of year for a roof inspection in NJ and NY?

It’s important to inspect your roof after summer and before winter to make sure summer damage is detected and repaired. This is especially important in the Tri-State area, where summers are hot, the UV index is high, and rainstorms are prevalent.

Fall is a great time because of the cooler weather. Residential roofing specialists can work on your roof during the daytime, rather than waiting for the sun to go down.

Another reason Fall is the best time to schedule inspections and roof repairs is to minimize disruption to summer travel or holiday gatherings.

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A professional residential roof inspection must be thorough. The inspection will be different based on your home’s unique structure and roofing system, but in general, an excellent residential roof inspection will include the following:

Surface Damage

An inspection of your roof surface for any missing asphalt shingles, worn shingle granules, or torn, or punctured shingles is required. If any are found, the inspector will determine whether individual shingles can be replaced or if a total roof replacement is necessary.


The main entry point for water into your home is the flashing. It is important to keep the flashing in good condition to prevent water leaks and water damage. If your contractor finds any damage to the flashing, it will probably need to be replaced.

Skylights and Chimneys

The main entry point for water into your home is the flashing. It is important to keep the flashing in good condition to prevent water leaks and water damage. If your contractor finds any damage to the flashing, it will probably need to be replaced.

Attic Inspections

An inspection of your attic (whether full or small) is necessary to look for signs of water damage, such as mold and wood rot. Additionally, your roofing expert should check that your attic is properly insulated and ventilated to keep your home warm during winter.

Signs of Water Damage

Water damage can manifest in many ways, so be sure to have your roof inspector check for any signs of roof leaks, musty odors, or ceiling water damage inside your home. Water spots or water stains on your walls can indicate a bigger problem.

Gutter System

Your roofing contractor should check your gutters to make sure they’re attached properly and drain water away from your home. They should also clear any debris from the gutters to provide a place for fall leaves to go.

What happens if there is roofing damage found during the inspection?

The amount of damage your roof has will determine what kind of repairs are necessary. A small amount of damage may only require a simple repair, while more extensive damage could require a total roof replacement. If your home has any water damage, you may need to partner with a home inspector or general contractor to get it fixed.

How do I find the best residential roofing contractor near me?

Finding a professional roofing contractor can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be! When looking for roofing services, you should always:

  • Check their licenses and certifications before you allow an inspection to take place
  • Research roofers who are members of professional organizations
  • Read reviews online to get a better sense of their reputation
  • Ask your friends and neighbors for referrals

A professional roofing contractor will provide you with a quote, financing options, and information on how to work with your insurance company.

In conclusion, the roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, and you want it to stay in prime condition.  Delaying repairs can lead to additional costs and compounding problems, but prompt action can keep the damage at a minimum.

Don't delay, schedule your fall roof inspection with Infinity Roofing today! Call (973) 803-9485

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