Friday, September 10th by Shannon Brelsford
Regular roof inspections can extend the expected lifespan of your roofing material!
The importance of roof inspections cannot be understated. As a homeowner, the roof over your head is what protects you and your family from the elements.
There are many different ways that a roof can be damaged or compromised. Sometimes, this damage can be seen from the ground outside. Missing shingles, or sections that are lifting, can be spotted by a homeowner without the need to clamber around on the roof. However, not all damage will be so visible. For the health of your roof, and your peace of mind, a professional roofing contractor should perform a roof inspection annually.
When reaching out to a roofing contractor for an inspection, there are several things that you should expect. A professional roofer will check for leaks and obvious damage to the shingles, but there are many other areas a quality roofing contractor will look at during a roof inspection.
At the end of the full inspection, your roofing contractor will provide you with a full workup of the condition of the roof and any work that is needed. With this step-by-step write up, you and your contractor will be able to decide the best possible course of action, together.
Roofing inspections cover more than just the roofing material, but the entire structure of the roof itself, including the attic.
Roof inspections have numerous benefits. While it may be easy to forget about the condition of your roof until an issue makes itself known, it’s best to schedule a professional inspection before a serious issue arises.
With frequent roof inspections, you can prolong the health and lifespan of your roof by catching small issues like small leaks, lifted shingles, and deteriorating flashing before they can form into serious problems later down the line. Roof inspections save you more money than they cost, in the long run.
Some warning signs and small issues to keep an eye out for:
Catching a leak early can prevent a whole host of very costly and potentially devastating issues from developing later on down the line. Water is insidious, and it doesn’t take long to wear away at natural materials like wood and soak into insulation, walls and precious items. Mold issues can pop up seemingly out of nowhere, and put an entire family at risk. Walls and supports can be weakened, causing a structural integrity risk as the water rots the wood and draws in pests.
In short, it’s best to give your roof the professional treatment so that it can keep doing it’s job of sheltering you and your family to the best of its ability!
When it comes time for a roof inspection, you should find a company that you can trust and will thoroughly go through the inspection process. The Klaus Roofing Systems network has highly trained, local roofing contractors across the U.S. who can help with your roofing needs.
Find your local Klaus Roofing Systems contractor today to claim your free, no obligation estimate!