Unless there is obvious visible damage, most people just assume their roof is well-made and properly installed. The roof usually isn’t something we think much about until we spot a leak or there has been storm damage. While it is true that a roof is made to take a beating from the elements, it is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. A roof that has any extent of damage has the potential to result in costly repairs and further damage to the home. The solution? Have your roof inspected regularly and catch the damage before it becomes a nightmare.
You’ll Avoid Costly Problems.
As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is certainly true with roofing. Having your roof inspected regularly by a professional will help you identify and repair small problems before they grow into major issues. It only takes one broken shingle left in disrepair to allow moisture under the roof. This moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth and can even eventually cause structural damage as the problem progresses. A professional will be able to point out any problem areas before they get out of control.
Insurance Claims are Easier.
May homeowners aren’t entirely sure what sorts of repairs and roof replacement services are covered by their insurance policy. However, an expert roofer will not only provide a thorough inspection and identify problem areas, but they will be able to help you process an insurance claim as well. Should an insurance claim be necessary, choosing a roofer that has experience filing claims will take a major burden off your shoulders.
You’ll Have Peace of Mind.
Your roof has an important job! Of course, you don’t want to just hope it’s able to withstand mother nature – you want to be sure it is! Having your roof inspected regularly by a true professional will give you peace of mind. You’ll know if there is anything wrong with your roof, and if there is, you will know how and when it needs to be repaired.
A Professional Roofer Knows What to Look For.
Unless the damage is obvious, many homeowners aren’t able to tell whether their roof has sustained damage. In fact, sometimes roof damage isn’t visible at all. For example, hail damage to a roof sometimes only shows as “pock marks,” or indentations in the shingles that can’t be seen, but they can be felt (see photo). A professional roofer will know what to look (or feel) for during a roof inspection.
A Regular Roof Inspection Will Pay Off.
If properly cared for, your roof will last years. A well-maintained shingle roof can last 20 years and beyond. Having your roof inspected regularly by a qualified roofing professional will certainly pay off. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your roof inspected, give us a call or contact us online today.