While it may not be the first thing anybody notices when they look at your house, your roof plays one of the most important roles in maintaining the life of your home. Every day, your roof is exposed to weather hazards like wind, rain, ice and sun that can result in its deterioration.
Whether you are a brand new home owner, or have been in the same house for decades, you may be wondering how to maintain your roof so that you can get the most life out of it. A professional roof inspection is a great place to start.
Here are some things to remember when considering getting a roof inspection:
The most obvious reason to have your rook looked at would be a clear leak in your home with water pouring in. But leaks are not always as visible as that. Keep your eyes open for stains or streaks on your ceiling that could indicate moisture damage from slow leaks where the water is being absorbed before it goes beyond the ceiling.
Drafts would be something else that could potentially indicate a problem with your roof. A faulty roof can create problems with air flow and ventilation that could impact your energy bill.
A roof inspector is going to give a rough estimate of the life of your roof. Not only do insurance companies often require this information in order to give you a policy, but this information is helpful for your own home maintenance as well.
Having an expert give you an idea of the future of your roof will help you to both fix current hidden issues, as well as prepare for impending issues. The sooner you repair small problems the less money you will have to spend with larger, more emergent problems.
In order to get a thorough report on the condition of your roof, it is a good idea to have both an interior and exterior perspective. A roof has a lot more parts than the visible top layer that you can see. An expert knows the areas to look for and can spot signs of trouble.
An inspector will search the inside of your home for leaks, mold and wood rot. The inspector will then climb onto your roof and look for issues with flashing, damaged shingles and gutters that are clogged.
If you are wondering what the true condition of your roof is, a professional inspection will help you uncover issues that will only be noticed by a trained eye. Scheduling an annual roof inspection is a great way to stay on top of things.
The Roof Guys is a Minneapolis Roofing Company that provides roofing services to Apple Valley, Minnesota and the surrounding Twin Cities area. We would be happy to sit down with you to schedule a roof inspection and then make recommendations for roof maintenance and repair. Contact us to schedule an appointment.