Make Sure Your Roof is in Great Shape
The roof might not be something on every homeowner’s mind, but it’s something that does need to be monitored for potential issues. If there is any damage or deterioration of the roof, it could lead to much larger issues inside the home. Instead, if you notice anything wrong or want to make sure your roof is in great shape, let us take a look at it.
When to Inspect the Roof
On a house, the roof should be expected at least yearly. Most homeowners will prefer to have the inspection completed during spring or fall. This ensures homeowners spot issues quickly so they can be repaired right away. During a roof inspection, it’s necessary to get onto the roof and check each part, from the shingles to the flashing, for any wear or other issues. Inspections may also be needed if there has been severe weather in the area, like hail, to ensure it hasn’t done damage.
DIY or Pro Inspection?
Homeowners who like to handle their own home improvement projects may consider inspecting their own roof for issues. They may be able to spot potential problems, but they might miss some of the smaller signs that a pro would notice. Additionally, there is always the risk of falling off the roof. Instead, it’s a safer and likely better idea to have a pro from a construction company handle the inspection.
Minor Roofing Issues
Minor roofing issues on the house can likely be repaired, which can help the homeowner save money. Repairs are often done when the roof is newer, as the overall condition of the roof is still good. A repair is likely the better option for missing shingles, damaged flashing, or other small issues that can be corrected quickly. A pro can give advice on whether an issue can be repaired or if a replacement is needed. If more severe damage is noticed during an inspection, it may be a good idea to consider a replacement.
When Roof Replacement is Needed
The average shingle roof lasts around 25 years. If the roof is getting close to this point and the homeowner is aware of any leaks or other issues, it might be time to consider a full replacement. A full replacement might also be needed if there is significant damage to the roof, even if the roof is new. When the homeowner does need a full replacement, they can discuss their options with the roofing company. They may want to choose a different material or a different color for their roof.
If you’re in need of a roof inspection or you’ve noticed issues with your roof that need to be repaired, make sure you have a pro take a look today. We offer roofing services for home improvement projects, renovations, and more. We also do residential and commercial projects and work with investors on their properties. Give us a call today to get more information on how we can help you.