Why Are Roof Inspections Necessary?
You might think that it isn’t necessary to inspect your home’s roof at least once a year. However, you might want to think about everything your home’s roof goes through in a year, depending on the area you live in. Storms, leaks, high winds, heavy rains, snow, etc. Your home’s roof is probably one of your biggest assets because it is the element that protects your biggest investment yet – your home.
Now, imagine you’re interested in buying or selling a home. You would want to know what state the roofing is in. Why? Because the home’s cost would go up or down depending on the conditions the roof is in. You don’t want to put off a roof inspection until the time when you decide to sell or buy. You should always be aware of your home’s roofing and its state.
Why You May Need a Roof Inspection
Sure, it may be easy to analyze a home while taking a careful and detailed walkthrough of all the rooms and the yard. What’s not as simple, is determining the state of your roof based on how it looks from the outside. And guess what? Fixing or replacing a roof may be one of the most expensive house repairs a homeowner may face. What this means is that a yearly inspection can well be the investment. For instance, if you’re buying a new home. Your seller may or may not want to pay the inspection fee. However, you’ll need to make sure you have one before you purchase the home so that you can factor any repairs into the cost.
The Process of a Roof Inspection for your Home
You would hire expert roof contractors for a roof inspection in order to find any issues. As well as give you an estimated time of the remaining lifespan of it. The roof expert will take a look at things like how long it takes for rainwater to evaporate. An acceptable rate of this is about two days and can depend on your location. The inspector will walk on the roof and look for any vulnerable areas that may indicate leaks or rot. If some of the areas are unsafe to access, they will use binoculars. The inspector should inspect every inch of the roof as well as each individual shingle.
You will be asked to give the inspector details as to when your home (or last roof replacement) was constructed, as well as the materials used and any signs of deterioration you may have already noticed in your home.
The Most Common Roof Problems
Feel free to ask questions to the roofing contractor while running the inspection. Make sure you let them know about any potentially vulnerable areas. The most common roof problems include:
Shingle granules found in rain gutters
Missing, loose, or broken roof material
Curled bits of split shingles or tiles
Swamp cooler installation
Improper air conditioning
Metal rusting where the house meets the roof
Corroded, missing or loose flashing
Improper ventilation that allows the roof to breathe
Depressions in vent pipes or near them
Finding the Right Roofing Contractors
It may be overwhelming reaching out to the right, most reliable and trustworthy roofers in your area. Our company, Cash Affordable Roofing, will make sure to get the job done right, no matter what issues your home’s roof is facing. We recommend that you start searching and comparing different roofing materials you might have in mind. You will find lots of information online, however, we would be more than happy to let you know which roofing material is right for your home. However, if you know that after an inspection your home’s roof requires repairs and not a replacement, please let us know and we will get you a free estimate. Our team works with top of the line materials and tools to get the job done right, from the first time.
After the Roof Inspection and Prior to the Repair Work
Once you’re through with the inspection, if it ends up indicating that your roof needs repairing. Make sure you also have your chimney checked before you begin and maintain. This way, you’ll be able to coordinate with your roofing contractor and a chimney contractor in order to get you repairs that work together than having to repair something separate from the other.
How to Maintain a New Roof
It’s advised that you get certified inspections of your roof at least every two years. Remember, there are many factors that affect the condition of your roof, especially if you live in a very stormy area of the country. Prepare your next inspections thoughtfully and don’t put it off any longer. Any existing damages that you may not be aware of can transform into huge impairments in the future which can and will cost you more money.
Please get in touch with our wonderful roofing company today for your next roof inspection, repair, and installation. We would be happy to help you however we can! We are only a phone call away at 346-375-9679.