As we’ve stated many times in our previous blogs, your roofing system is among the most important components of your home. In addition to protecting you, your family and your belongings from the elements, it protects your walls, your siding, and the structure of your home. Suffice to say, you’ll want to have your roof inspected at least once a year. Below are just a few of the things you should know about that process.
How often should I have my roof inspected?
Although some roofing companies recommend you have your roof inspected twice a year, in some cases (i.e. depending on the type of roof you have), once a year may be sufficient. However, you should always have your roof inspected after severe weather. For example, if the area gets hit with multiple bouts of severe weather, such as hurricanes and major tropical storms, you’ll want to call an experienced roofer. This will help you catch damage early on. Remember- minor problems are easier (and less expensive) to fix than big ones. Further, if you’re thinking about making an offer on a home, you should call a roofer to have the home’s roof inspected before you make an offer. If the roof needs major repairs or the contractor determines it will need to be replaced in the upcoming years, you may be able to negotiate a lower purchase price.
Do I really need to have my roof inspected?
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Let us explain. You likely understand the importance of maintaining your car. For example, when you have the oil changed, the mechanic will often check your fluids, rotate your ties, and inspect your hoses, steering, undercarriage, belts, and skid plates. Taking care of your car and addressing problems as they arise, will help your car last longer. On the other hand, if you opt not to have your oil changed (and thus, you skip on the inspections that go along with it), you run the risk of dealing with major repairs—which could have been prevented. This same principal holds true for your roof. Roofing companies will often do inspections at no cost to the homeowner—so there’s no reason to skip having it done.
Have questions? Call Kleinberger Corporation today
If you think it’s time to have your roof inspected and you’d like more information about what a roof inspection entails, call Kleinberger Corporation today to speak with an expert.