Rainy Day Exteriors
The Benefits of Professional Roof Inspections
Seasonal roof inspections are something that can be done by a homeowner, but yearly inspections done by a professional can help also be very beneficial, especially if your roof is older. Let’s learn more about the benefits of professional roof inspections.
First, how are professional inspections different?
A professional roofing inspection service includes the following:
This includes the interior of your home along with the attic space. We look for evidence of leaks, and in the attic space, we look at the structure to ensure it is moisture-free.
We will then take a look at the roof itself. We look for damage or wear to the shingles, flashing, fascia, and gutters.
Now, let’s talk about when and why professional inspections are a good idea.
Stopping the Damage Before It Starts
One of the most obvious reasons is to help stop damage before it starts. A professional inspection can help detect minor damage that will eventually become a significant issue.
Maintain Your New Roof
Even if your roof is new, you want to make sure it stays in good shape. Having a professional inspection on a new roof every two years will help to ensure your roof’s long life.
After Storm Damage
Storm damage to your roof can happen from a number of weather events like high winds, heavy rains, or even snow. If you think you might have damage after a storm, call in a professional right away. They will assess both the roof and attic space to make sure the weather stays outside.
Ensuring water can drain from your roof is crucial to a long lifespan. When water sits on a roof, especially if it’s covered with moss or other debris, it is prone to leaks.
This is why our inspection also includes your gutter system and flashing. Water needs to flow directly off your roof, into the gutters, and then into the downspouts. If any of these aren’t working properly, your roof is at risk.
Prior to Repair Work
If you know you need to have your roof repaired, your contractor should provide a thorough inspection. That is exactly our approach. Before any work, whether it’s a new roof or a repair, we perform an inspection with our estimate. This way, you know exactly what needs to be done.
If you need someone to come out and take a look at your roof, give us a call. We provide free inspections and estimates.