When purchasing your home, you never really think about getting the roof inspected routinely but it is recommended to have your roof inspected once a year. If you live in an area that has severe storms, that might include hail, you should have your roof checked after a storm has passed through. In most cases, insurance will cover repairs or replacement.
WHY SHOULD YOU INSPECT YOUR ROOF?
Regular roof inspections can help identify issues prior to them becoming potentially major problems. It may be easier to fix these smaller issues now, which may save you time and money in the long run.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?
Typically, your roof should be inspected at least once a year, according to Zillow. However, you should also check your roof after any extreme weather event, like hail, snow or wind, and look for any interior leaks, says Zillow. Because all roofs are different, it’s important to consult one of our professional team members to know what to inspect and how often. Solid Contracting offers FREE consultations and inspections, go here to schedule your free inspection, https://solidcontracting.biz/#contact-form.
Keep in mind, you should always hire a professional to inspect and maintain your roof. It’s extremely dangerous to work on your roof without the proper training.
WHAT SHOULD BE INSPECTED ON YOUR ROOF?
We suggest to have the following tasks completed:
- Check the flashings. Flashings are metal pieces that cover curves and edges of your roof, and water can easily leak in and around them if they are damaged. Openings around the flashing may need to be resealed with roofing cement.
- Look in the gutters. If your roof is composed of asphalt shingles, a professional should look in the gutters for pieces or grains of the shingles. This can be a sign that your shingles may need to be replaced.
- Inspect droops. If part of your roof looks like it’s sagging, a professional should examine it for moisture or rotting that may indicate it needs to be replaced.
Regular roof inspections may help identify problems before they become worse. By making sure your roof is in good shape, you can help prevent bigger hassles down the road, while keeping your home and family safe, too.