Regardless as to whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve owned your home for years, you’ll want to take care of your roofing system.  As we’ve noted in the past, your roofing system is among the most important components of your home. In addition to keeping your belongings and family members safe from the elements, your roof protects the structure of your home from water damage.

Consequently, you’ll want to have it inspected at least twice a year to check for problems. Most experts agree you should have a local roofing company inspect your roofing system in the spring, fall and after each major storm.

Are you in the process of buying a home? You’ll want to have that home’s roof inspected, too. The good news is that reputable roofing companies provide free inspections to home buyers—which means you won’t need to pay out of pocket to have the job done.

Benefits of a roof inspection

When you have your roof inspected, you’ll be allowing a contractor to check for water damage. During the appointment, the contractor will check the shingles, flashing and gutters. They’ll look for soft spots, leaks, and they’ll evaluate the condition of your tile or asphalt shingles.  From there, they’ll check for mold, mildew and they’ll also inspect your roof’s ventilation.

Why is this important?

It’s important because the inspector will be able to catch leaks and early signs of water damage before they cause wet spots on the ceilings. Small problems cost less to fix then big problems. If the contractor does find signs of water damage, they’ll provide you with a detailed report of their findings. They’ll explain what needs to be fixed, whether the repair is major or minor, and the steps they’ll take to solve the problem. Lastly, the inspector will prove you with a detailed written estimate that includes a full breakdown of costs. This will help you understand the costs for both labor and materials.

In closing

Your roofing system won’t last forever, but if you care for it, it will last a long time. The main goal of roof inspections is to help you understand what needs to be done to increase the life of your roof.

For more information about the benefits of scheduling regular roof inspections, or if you’re house hunting and you’d like to have a home’s roof evaluated, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to get started.