Your home's roof should last for many years. This doesn't mean periodic inspections aren't necessary. Roofers can perform an inspection of your roof whenever you wish, or on a regular schedule as they suggest.
Even if your roof is in good condition and you don't have any issues with the structure, there are times when an inspection is necessary. Here are reasons to have your roof inspected.
Buying/selling your home
Are you buying a new home? Have the roof checked out specifically by a roofing inspector. The house will have been inspected by a general home inspector who will have checked to make sure the house was generally sound. However, a roof inspection is very detailed and requires the additional eye of a professional roofer.
When you sell your home, you want to have your roof inspected so any flaws can be repaired before a new homeowner or potential buyer spots them. A roof can lower the value of your home if it's not in good condition, so making small repairs now can help prevent a larger cost when your home does sell.
After a storm
A storm that includes heavy rainfall, high winds, or even large hail can cause damage to your roof. You don't want to wait until you see stains in your ceiling or see your roof caving in to call a roofer for an inspection. Not all roof damage happens where you can see it, and storm damage is one of the main reasons for a roof to be damaged in the first place.
As soon as a storm clears, give your roof a quick glance. Any missing shingles, loose metal panels, missing rain gutters, or a branch on your roof are signs you need to have the structure inspected right away. Many roofers offer emergency services for an added fee, so if your roof has an active hole or is obviously damaged, you can get the damage looked at and treated right away.
During an insect inspection
Does your home have a rodent or termite infestation? Are there insects taking over your house? If so, your roof and attic may also be affected, which can compromise this expensive and needed structure.
Yes, your exterminator will inspect these areas as well, but you need a roofer to determine how much damage has been done. Your roofer will give you an estimate for repairs once the infestation as been cleared out. Contact a company, like Par One Construction, Inc., for more help.
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