• Bob Schisler

3 Reasons Why You Need a Roof Inspection

A well-maintained roof plays a vital role in keeping your house protected from the outside elements. Homeowners often don’t think about their roof until there’s a leak, which can mean costly repairs. A roof should be examined at least once per year, twice if you're really on top of things. (Pun intended.)

True roofing experts know that the only way to provide a complete inspection is to get up on your roof and examine it. The only thing you can see from the ground is missing shingles but your roof can tell us so much more before there's a problem. You just have to know what to look for. We are currently offering a free roof inspection for homeowners - click here to contact us and schedule your appointment!

Typically, a roof inspection needs to occur after the winter season is over and once again after the hot summer months. A well-maintained roof will save you a significant amount of money in repair costs, and it is well worth the extra effort.

Here are the top three reasons why you should consider inspecting your roof.

#1 Storm Damage

Always inspecting your roof after a severe storm is another effective way to prevent any long-term damage to your home. Hailstorms or high winds may cause significant damage and require repair work. Looking at your roof shortly after a storm can help you determine if you need to make an insurance claim. (Note: We can help you file a claim! Stick with a local roofing provider and stay away from storm chasers.)

Contacting a professional roofing company can help you make a decision that is best for your situation. On the other hand, failure to take any action may create even more problems in the future.

#2 Water Leaks

One of the top reasons for the majority of roof inspections is due to water leaks after heavy rain. Contacting a professional roofing company can help you identify the source of the leak and the best course of action. Many leaks can be quickly repaired without any further action. However, it is important to check for any additional damage to your home such as any signs of wet insulation, mold, or even structural damage.

A proactive roof inspection can uncover issues that can be corrected before you have water coming in your home through the ceiling, light fixtures, or walls. Generally, these are the last places leak shows up and issues have been going on for a while in the exterior.

#3 Older Roof

Is your roof nearing the end of its life cycle? All roofs eventually break down over time, and it is important to replace these roofs before it is too late. An asphalt shingle roof usually lasts around 15 to 25 years. Other types of roofing such as wood shakes, metal, and slate roofs have varying lengths of life. Just as with shingle roofs, these other types of materials require periodic inspections and maintenance to extend their life and avoid costly repairs. Understanding the longevity of your roof can help you determine if you need to inspect it for any damage due to the natural aging process.

Taking a look at your roof in case there’s anything suspicious is a great way to extend the life of your roof and it helps you avoid expensive (and major) repairs later on down the road. An inspection is essential if you experience any storm damage, water leaks, or if you have an older roof.

We specialize in everything having to do with your roof, including inspections and repairs. Contact us today and schedule your roof inspection!

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