Keeping your roof in pristine condition is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a homeowner. Nothing else takes up as much real space and coverage except your foundation. Your roof is one of the most important investments you have when it comes to home ownership.
What can you expect
So what can you expect when you have your roof inspected? Much like calling a doctor, most homeowners aren't keen on getting up close and personal with their roof. This is where a licensed and bonded roofing professional can lend their expertise.
Upon scheduling an inspection, your insurance adjuster may be present to keep record of damages you may have. Keep in mind, the task of spotting damages that will make a difference in the long run will be left to your roofing professional.
Keeping your roof in tip-top condition will guarantee years of wear and performance. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends a roof inspection twice a year, in the Spring and Fall.
On the exterior, a roofing professional will be able to point out areas of concern such as bent flashing, missing shingles, and buckling or rot. In addition, a qualified roofer can spot potential problems that may not be evident such as hail damage. Loose shingle granules on the driveway or clogging gutters are also common sign of wear.
Sometimes areas of wear and tear are not as visible to the average homeowner. Bacteria and mold for example, can grow within 24 to 48 hours of exposure. Left untreated these areas of minor concern can lead to trouble later on. Water leaks can wreak havoc on your electrical system even. This can lead to power outages and worse yet, fire hazards.
As a matter of workmanship, our roofers know how to spot areas that may have been an oversight in the initial roof installation. Proper placement of vents, chimneys and skylights can make all the difference in the integrity of your roof.
Upon completion of your roof inspection, we present our findings in an easy to understand report. We let you know what repairs, if any are necessary. Once you are ready we place you on our schedule and we begin the work of repair or replacement.
No matter when you decide to call on a roofing contractor, you should always look for a trusted and reliable contractor first. Call us today to request a free estimate!