Should you have your Roof Inspected by an Expert? How often should you schedule an Inspection?

The roof of your home is what protects you from the elements.  Normally you do not pay much attention to it but if you want to make sure that your roof stays in good shape, you should schedule regular inspections.  You want to catch problems as early as possible when it comes to your roof.  Small problems could turn into big problems that can cause extensive damage.

 

While your roof might appear to be in excellent shape from the outside, the materials underneath the tiles, or shingles or the underlayment, can deteriorate faster and will allow moisture into your house.

Problems that can only be detected through conducting a Roof Inspection:

A mouldy roof.  This is a sign that, somewhere, water has penetrated your roof and can potentially rot the foundation of your roof.

Missing, curling or cracked shingles.  It is recommended to replace the whole roof when this is happening, or it might lead to further complications.

Not just outside, but inspecting inside your roof.  There might be holes, black mould and missing or damaged installation, only visible from the inside.

The whole roof will be carefully evaluated, inside and out, all roofing issues, electrical issues inside the roof, and plumbing issues inside the roof will be identified.  After thoroughly assessing the condition they will provide you with options and recommendations of what should be done.

It is a good idea to also inspect your roof after major weather events that had strong winds, hail and rain torrents.  Even new roofs should be checked after bad weather.

The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends that your roof should be inspected at least twice a year.  Schedule a roof inspection just like you will schedule other maintenance tasks (like changing your cars’ oil, or cleaning the windows of the house), and it will end up saving time and money in the future.

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