Your home’s roof should never be neglected since it defends your home against severe weather and storms, snow falling all through the night, and/or intense winds. If you ignore your roof completely until moisture begins to leak into your ceiling, then you can expect to deal with costly repairs or a total roof replacement.
Regular roof inspections are important, and here’s why…
To Reduce Weathering And Aging
Shingles are structured to oppose sunlight and rain for a period of about 20 to 30 years.
An expert who inspects roofs will let you know if your shingles need to be repaired or replaced, depending on the degree of damage to the roof. Good shingles help keep away moisture that could slowly penetrate the sub-layers of your roof. When your roof is carefully inspected for shingle issues regularly, its longevity will be ensured.
To Stop Storm Damage
Storms occur once in a while. They can bring wind and precipitation that damage your roof. Winter weather can be especially brutal– ice and snow that linger on a roof can lead to water leaks inside the house. Therefore, it makes sense to especially get your roof inspected after a major storm or a season, such as winter, when harsh weather occurs.
To Stop Damage Before It Starts
When you notice a leak in your roof, do not think the damage has just started– leaks are never the first observable feature of a damaged roof. Roofers know to look at the insulation of the roof as well as for structural damages– these are typically the first signs that indicate there’s a problem.
Have your roof professionally inspected twice a year. That way, the experts can check for any problems before they get out of control.
To Save Money
Roof inspections aren’t expensive. Be proactive and spend the money to have your roof inspected so that you know exactly what’s going on “up there” each year. Otherwise, you might get hit with a huge bill because the roof is so bad and needs massive repairs or a total replacement, yet you “had no idea!”
To Enhance Curb Appeal
Keeping your roof looking nice and working well can increase your home’s curb appeal.
If you sell your home, you won’t have to worry about the roof being a detriment to the sale because you have been ensuring its regular and professional inspection for years!
For Your Health
Trapped moisture brings about mold formation on the roof, and mold may cause health hazards for you and your household.
The roof protects the house and the people inside from all sorts of things. It needs to function properly, though sometimes problems occur. If and when there’s damage, it should be fixed. The average homeowner doesn’t get a ladder and inspect their own roof. They don’t know what to look for, either, so it makes sense they hire a professional roof inspector. If you are a homeowner, you should have your roof professionally inspected once or twice a year.