Your roof is among the most important parts of your home. Not only does it help protect your belongings from the elements, it also protects the overall structure of your home, such as your walls and ceiling, from damage.

If you’re wondering how often you should have your roof inspected, or if you’re wondering if you should schedule an additional inspection (in between regular appointments), below are just a few of the things you’ll want to consider.

Your roof should be inspected at least twice per year

Most commercial roofing companies recommend that homeowners have their roofs inspected two times per year—once in the spring and again in the fall. Regular inspections will allow the roofer to alert you as to whether there are problems that have been developed that need your attention. For example, if you have a tile roofing system and you have one or more cracked tiles, they’ll likely recommend that you move forward with a roof repair. Or, on the other hand, if your roof was constructed using asphalt shingles, and you have one or more shingles that are damaged, loose, or missing, you’ll also likely need to schedule a repair appointment.

Your roof should also be inspected after a major weather event

Southwest Floridians are well aware that cities in this area are prone to large-scale weather events, such as tropical storms, hurricanes, and gale force winds. Suffice to say, roofers also recommend that you have your roof inspected after each and every major weather event. Why? Because flying debris and strong winds can also cause damage to your roofing system. Having your roof inspected quickly will allow you to know if your roof has been damaged. In some cases, the costs associated with repairing weather-related damage may be covered by your homeowners insurance policy.  If this is the case, the roofing contractor will work with your insurance company directly.

Reputable roofers provide inspection services for free

Lastly, if you’re worried about the costs associated with having your roof inspections, you needn’t be. Licensed, reputable roofers provide this service for free. If they determine that repairs are needed, they’ll provide you with a detailed written report of their finding, their recommended course of action, and a full breakdown of costs (including labor and materials.)

For more information about the benefits of having your roof inspected, or to learn more about how to schedule this free, no-cost service, call our office today to speak with an expert.