Image Description: A magnifying placed on top of the house to give the impression that the house’s roof is being inspected
If we are allowed to make one assumption of your habits regarding home maintenance, we can safely assume that the most neglected part of your house is the roof. There is something about the detached area that keeps you at a distance. Maybe because it is not in your sight.
Anyway, whatever the reason is, you know that the roof damage is costly and leave big holes in your pockets. Also, shaky and shoddy roofs have the potential to damage your and your neighbor’s property. To avoid any financial penalty, it is important for you to keep your own house in order and get your roof inspected by a professional.
Schedule a Roof Inspection
If you want your roof to be properly maintained, follow one thing religiously: Call your roofing contractor to inspect your roof at least once a year. This is very important and a great way to catch problems when they are at their initial stages. The regular inspection will also allow you to prepare your home to withstand the harsh weather conditions. If you are wondering that you can get the inspection done on your own, you are blissfully wrong. A professional roofing contractor can read the signs that shout out that something is wrong with the roof. You, on the other hand, won’t be able to do so. The following are the three things that a roofing contractor will look into while inspecting your roof:
1. Holes and Cracks: Experts say that the roof lives for a long period of time. They also believe that the first sign of minor damages will be visible, if the roof is kept properly, after the lapse of the first 10 years. These holes and cracks are too tiny and you may be convinced that its best to leave them as it is. But here’s the thing. These holes can transform into huge damages that cannot be reversed through normal repair work. If a professional is there to inspect your roof, chances are that he’d know what level of repair work your roof requires to prevent any further damage.
2. A Thorough Inspection: A roofing professional will not only have a look at the surface of the roof, but he will also thoroughly check all the house’s parts that are in direct connection to the roof. This is why he’d thoroughly examine your pipes, flashing, and chimney to spot any damage. Roof damages do not only mean that you’d have to incur a huge financial loss, but they also pose a serious threat to the safety of your family members.
3. Dripping Water: The issue of the standing water on the roof is quite common. The water dripping from the roof can damage the foundation of your house. Therefore, it is always better to get such things checked to avoid any damage.
Having said this, getting your roof inspected once a year is not a hard and fast rule. If you are living in a region which is exposed to extreme weather conditions, you should get the roof inspected even more regularly.
Regular roof inspections allow you to prevent costly damages and keep your roof in a good shape.