The roof is a large investment for your home. Like other features around the house, it is important to observe preventative maintenance procedures in order to protect this investment and prevent wasting thousands of dollars and hours of labor. The best way to do this is to hire an expert roofing contractor to conduct roof inspections so you can address small issues in a timely manner before they develop into bigger problems and become more costly to fix.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof?
If you have asphalt shingles, you should get your roof inspected by a professional every three years. The same rule applies to wood shingle and shakes roofs like cedar. Meanwhile, tile roofs are generally more durable and resistant to weathering. If you have a tile roof, you may choose to schedule a checkup every five years. However, if a severe storm with high winds and heavy downpours has occurred, make sure to get your roof inspected as soon as possible.
How Do Inspections Save You Money?
A simple leak can cause damage to the structure of your roof and even prompt you to get an premature roof replacement. An inspection by a roofing professional identifies small-scale issues before they incur major expenses. For example, you need to check the sheathing beneath shingles and the wooden attic structure, including trusses and rafters, since these parts are vulnerable to water infiltration. In addition, roof leakage can cause the growth of mold and mildew inside the attic. This poses a health hazard to occupants.
It is crucial that you address roof issues early. Damage caused by the negligence of proper maintenance can void your insurance and render you helpless when it is time to spend for big-budget repairs.
Total Roof Services is a leading provider of high-quality roofing solutions. We work with residential and commercial clients, and offer roof inspection, roof coating application, storm damage roof repair and more. Call us at (407) 495-4151, or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.