Your roofing system is designed to last a long time, but it’s not going to last forever. It’s also worth noting that even the best cared-for roofs can experience problems. Below are just a few of the signs you’ll want to reach out to a roofer.
The area just had a major weather event
Tropical storms, hurricanes, and gale force winds can damage your roofing system. Strong winds can damage shingles, gutters, and in some cases, tile roofing materials. If your roof has endured a strike from a falling tree branch, this may also have caused some damage. Suffice to say, it’s best to err on the side of caution.
The good news is that reputable roofing contractors provide roof inspections for free. If they discover you have a problem, they’ll provide you with a detailed report that outlines their findings. They’ll also provide you with a written estimate that breaks down all associated repair costs, including materials costs and workmanship costs. If they believe the repair will be covered under your homeowner’s insurance policy, they will call your insurance carrier directly.
Half the neighborhood is working with roofing contractors
If several of your neighbors have had their roofs replaced within the past year, it might be time to replace yours as well. This isn’t about “keeping up with the Jones’s,” but instead, it’s because your homes were likely built around the same time. Roofing systems have a set lifespan, and if you’ve noticed that half the people on your block have had their roofs redone, this is a telltale sign that you’ll want to call a roofer.
You’re about to buy a home
Buying a home is a huge investment- and you’ll want to make sure you understand what you’re paying for. It’s also worth noting that most house hunters don’t realize that a roofing contractor will provide a free, no-cost roof evaluation on their behalf. If repairs need to be done, they’ll notify the homeowner. Or, if they discover the roof will need to be replaced within the next few years, this may help you negotiate a better price.
For more information about when you should call a roofer, or if you’d like to learn more about the questions you should ask a roofing contractor before you hire them, we can help. Call Kleinberger Corporation today to get started.