You may not determine the actual condition of a roof based on its appearance. Roof repairs, as well as full roof replacement, may cost you a lot of money. Roof inspections can save you money on future roof repairs. If you are a potential buyer, you should plan a home inspection that includes a roof inspection before purchasing a home so that you may factor in the cost of necessary repairs.
Existing homeowners must also get regular inspections to keep their roofs in good shape. Continue reading this article to discover the reasons to hire a roofing company to inspect your roof:
Checks for Possible Issues in Old Roofs
Even though you should perform roof inspections yearly, the older the roof, the more important those inspections will be. A roofing expert can check for possible issues that are just beginning to emerge and might not be as visible or noticeable to an untrained eye.
They include weak points, unusual weathering, gaps where water could enter, and other problems. Every roof will experience natural aging and weathering. By having it inspected regularly, you can have any minor faults addressed and repaired early on, preventing them from escalating into something more costly and dangerous.
Facilitates Proper Drainage
Water standing on a roof increases the chances of leaks and moisture infiltration. Leaves, debris, and trash clog and obstruct roof drains creating standing water conditions. Regular roof maintenance and cleaning help remove obstructions and allow water to drain efficiently, reducing the likelihood of water leakage.
Poor drainage also accelerates the corrosion of roofing materials resulting in a shorter lifespan of your roofing. Once leaks occur from standing water, insulation becomes saturated, requiring a complete roof replacement.
Checks for Possible Roof Issues After a Bad Storm
Outdoor structures, particularly roofs, will become more vulnerable to damage from strong winds, hail, and even flying debris from neighboring homes as climate change causes more severe and sudden storms. Inspect your roof as quickly as possible after a storm.
Even minor damage may result in water infiltration within the roof and home, leading to mildew, mold, and even structural component deterioration over time.
Saves You Money
Storms, winds, and winter weather take a toll on your roof. Inspection after such events helps detect issues before they escalate. When you find problems early, the damage and repair costs are minimal. People may avoid roof inspections because they find them unnecessary, time-consuming, and expensive. If you do this, roof damage increases over time, and the result will be more expensive.
Helps in Filing an Insurance Claim
Extreme weather conditions such as high winds, thunderstorms, and hurricanes damage even the most durable roofing material. Effects of the damage may take time to show and make it difficult to file an insurance claim. After a roof inspection after harsh weather conditions, you can identify damages and request compensation.
Your roof inspector may write a detailed report explaining the extent and nature of the damages and the estimated repair costs. The report allows you to present the evidence needed to support your roof insurance claim.
Having a roof inspection is an essential step in routine roof maintenance. It assists you in identifying and preventing roof damage, as well as extending the life of your roof. A roof inspection can be dangerous, so hire a professional inspector. They can detect potential problems with your roof and can assist you in saving money.
Atlas Contracting can manage all roofing repairs caused by storms, age, or animals. We can repair stone-coated metal roofs, shingle roofs, flat roofs, wood roofs, and other types of roofs. Contact us today, and we’ll come and inspect your roof.