With so many homeowner expenses, you might not think of having a roof inspection. If it’s not leaking, then you figure it must be fine.
Many homeowners think this way. It’s the “out of sight, out of mind” misconception. Unfortunately, by ignoring your roof, it can cause roofing failures.
Even an unnoticed leak can turn into a major roofing nightmare for your home.
An annual roofing inspection can detect any flaws or structural breakdown of your roofing material. You could have a leak right now and not even know it.
Sometimes it can take months or years of leaking before water damage shows up in your home.
Read more about the benefits of roof inspects and how they can find problems before they happen.
Why You Need an Annual Roof Inspection
The best maintenance you can do for your roof is having a roof inspection company check it out. If you have an annual inspection, you can avoid serious roof damage, such as curling, blistering, algae growth and missing shingles.
Roof inspections and preventative maintenance save you money on major roof repairs. Not only that, your roof will have a longer life.
Also, consider your family’s safety. When you hire a roof inspector, you can prevent any risk of injury if your roof has structural damage.
It’s important to have your roof inspected after violent weather, such as hail storms, wind, hurricanes, tornadoes, and blizzards.
Another benefit of roof inspections is if you do have damage, the roof inspection company makes a detailed report of the damage, repair recommendations and the estimated cost. This makes it easier to file a claim with your insurance company.
Roofing Inspection Check List
Heavy rainfall, wind, and snow are not nice to your roof. A roof inspector will check for any signs of damage caused by weather exposure and harsh conditions.
Most inspectors check for the following signs of wear and tear that cause roof erosion:
- Leaves, dirt, and debris, especially in gutters
- Clogged downspouts
- Cracked roof tiles or shingles
- Damaged flashing
- Leaks around skylights and chimneys
- Punctures or holes in the roof
- Soft or ballooned areas
- Joint Seals
If your roof inspector finds any damage to your roof, you can prioritize your repairs. Schedule the repairs according to the damage. When you know which repairs you need, you can set up a budget for the scheduled maintenance.
This saves you money in the long run because you can extend the life of your existing roof instead of replacing the whole thing due to major damage and neglect.
Be Proactive About Roof Maintenance
Whether you’re a residential homeowner or in charge of maintaining a commercial property, mother nature batters your roof constantly. Don’t wait for the damage to happen. Be proactive in your roof maintenance before you see evidence of leaks and water stains.
When you get a roof inspection, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve done your part in protecting your roof. It allows you to make a maintenance plan for budgeting for repairs and future maintenance.
Please contact us and our certified roofing specialists will do their best to schedule your roof inspection.