A roof inspection can tell you, and just as importantly, your roofing specialist, a great deal about the state of your roof. Learn what a roof inspection can reveal and how often you should have one done.
Catching Problems That Are Hard to See
Why have roofing contractors do a roof inspection for you? One primary reason is to catch any hidden problems that may not be apparent but that can create issues down the road. The curb does not always offer the best vantage point for finding broken or missing shingles, or for spotting shingles that are detached when they erroneously appear to be held firmly in place. Flat roofing is especially difficult to check from street level. A roofing specialist needs to go up on the roof to inspect everything up close and spot these and other types of issues, which should then be repaired before they escalate.
Keeping An Eye On Wear and Tear Over Time
As you go about your daily life in your home, it’s easy to forget there’s a roof above you working hard to keep everyone and everything inside safe and dry. Roofs take a beating, not just from wind and hail, but also from regular wear and tear over the years. With intense sun heating up roofing materials in the peak of summer, year after year, and with piles of heavy snow and ice accumulating every winter, your roof goes through a lot. Regular roof inspections reveal how well your roof is holding up under these conditions over time, and whether or not it’s time to do minor repairs or consider a replacement.
What to Check Yourself
Of course, there are things you can, and should, check yourself. Grab a pair of binoculars and scan your roof, either from your yard or from different rooms in your house that offer a clear view of sections of your roof. Do you see any broken tiles, torn or buckling sections, or pieces that appear missing? If you do, then it’s time to bring by roofing contractors to take a closer look at the damage. Small repairs now can save a great deal of money later on.
When to Schedule an Inspection
If you don’t see any damage, it’s still a good idea to schedule regular inspections to ensure your roof’s intact and doing its job properly. Try to have your roof inspected every year, preferably in the fall before winter arrives to make sure your roof will protect you even during the worst blizzards. Another good time to have an inspection is spring, after the coldest days of the year are over but before the intense summer rain storms arrive.
A roof inspection will give you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected and any minor repairs, if needed, will be completed in a timely manner to prolong the life of your roof. If it’s been a while since your roof has been inspected, contact Adept Construction to set up an appointment.