Your roof might look perfectly fine when you look at it from far or glance at it while passing. But truly understanding the condition of your roof requires more than that.
It needs a thorough inspection for you to understand the actual condition of your roof. In fact, regular roof inspection might also help you save a huge amount of money that you would’ve otherwise spent on vigorous repair works.
Almost all homeowners have faced some sort of roof damage or the other. Be it a small leak or a huge crack, regular roofs are always subject to numerous damages, majorly because of weather conditions.
If you are still wondering why you should opt for routine home roof inspections, then the reasons have been stated below:
A roof won’t stay new forever. Most roofs have about 15 to 30 years of lifetime. They undergo aging and weathering. This causes visible damage to the roofs.
Due to aging, there could be cracks and openings which could lead to water infiltration.
With regular roof inspection, these weathered areas will be brought to your attention, and you will be able to schedule roof maintenance processes that will help you control these deficiencies, preventing further damage to the roof.
Be it strong sun rays, rain, hail, high winds, or storms, all-weather conditions affect the roofs. Storms cause massive physical changes to the roofs as the high winds can cause roofs to blow off.
Your roof can get damaged due to tree branches falling over it, debris flying on to it and parts of the roof breaking apart.
Therefore it is important to conduct an immediate roof inspection after any storms so that you are able to repair any damage when it is small, rather than incurring huge losses.
Cracks and breakages can easily lead to a leaking roof. Leaks can usually occur after heavy rainfall. Leaks can also be seen as a symptom of a hidden problem that might have been developing for a long time.
So you can always take a professional’s help to assess the leak, as it will help you know what the problem is. And if the problem pertains to your roof, then a thorough roof inspection will give you the perfect location that will need attention.
Your roof can be damaged due to the growth of vegetation on it. Birds can make nests on your roof. They can deposit seeds on it.
The gutters are especially their favourite places to disperse seeds, leafing to the growth of vegetation. Routine roof inspections will help you prevent any unnecessary growth.
Most often, thieves break into the building and the houses through the skylights or the roof hatches which remain unlocked. Regular roof inspections will bring these security breaches to your notice, thereby enabling you to reduce the chances of burglary or vandalism.
In case of repair work on your roof, you might end up paying for something which is under a roof warranty. Leaks can cause immense damage but all leaks don’t fall under this warranty.
So in case of a leak, you should get a professional to conduct a thorough roof inspection in order to determine whether you should file a warranty claim or not.
Just like regular roof maintenance is important for the longevity of your roof so is the regular roof inspection.
A routine roof inspection should be done by professionals before the maintenance procedures so that any need for repair can be discovered beforehand.
Sr1 Roofing offers home roof inspection services along with professional roof repair, maintenance, and installation.
Our team consists of trained and experienced professionals who will take care of all your roofing woes expertly and in no time. Connect with us for any roofing needs that you have.
Trevor is an ex-firefighter / paramedic for the city of Keller for eight years and also has a 10- year background in the construction and restoration industry.
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