Manage your roof before it manages to cost you big money
If you’ve ever bought or sold a house you are more than familiar with the need for having a roofing inspector. If you haven’t, they are a professional who comes out and takes a look at the roof to assess the overall health of the roof during the selling or buying of a home and also after severe storms to check for damage. They can also provide an invaluable service outside of those other roles. They can come and do an inspection and find simple, inexpensive fixes that will prevent much more costly repairs later.
The majority of roofing experts agree that homeowners should have these professional inspections done annually or at least every two years. Having a professional come and inspect your roof with help spot potential problems while they are small and easy, and inexpensive to fix. Like all professionals, their expertise comes with a price. But when compared with the high cost of full roof replacement, it’s well worth the money.
Inspectors are thoroughly trained to notice things that most of us would just ignore. Small signs that can help prevent the big repairs. Some of the things they’ll be able to tell you from looking at the roof will be its age, how long it will last, poor or unacceptable installation and even if there have been changes to the roof.
When considering the condition of your roof it’s not just about how it’s doing and if it needs to be replaced. It’s also about all the things that you own and love that reside under that roof depending on it to protect them from the rain, the shine, and the everything else.
Some warning signs that you should get your roof checked out by a roof inspection professional are things like a roof over 15 years old, torn flashings, blistered or stained ceilings or walls, water stained brick or paint peeling from where the wall meets the roof, and even sagging eave troughs.
Leaking Roofs, the Hidden Menace
If your roof is leaking it can easily go unseen with our busy lives. If it isn’t caught it can raise your energy bills, and lower your property value too. Also if water sits it can cause mold in your walls and roof. Everyone is affected by mold spores and certain molds can lead to serious respiratory complications. So you can see that it’s not just the health of your house, but the health of you and your family that is on the line. One of the best investments a homeowner can make is to make sure that their roof is up to code, energy-efficient and secure.
Easy ways to tell if you might have a leak in your roof:
Broken Roof Shingles – If you can see that some of your shingles have got broken by wind or impact it’s a sign that water might have a way in.
Shingle Bare Spots – Over time the surface of your shingles can actually wear away. All the sun, wind, heat, rain and other elements that wear away at them can make spots where it’s not longer effective at guiding water away and off your roof.
Curling Roof Shingles – If the edges are starting to come up they are leaving your roof exposed to the elements and water will find a way in.
FREE roof inspections from Right Way Roofing
If you’re not sure, and don’t want to climb up on your roof, or up in your attic CALL the experts at Right Way Roofing for a FREE Roof inspection. Prevent minor issues from becoming MAJOR roof repairs by having them come and check for the signs of damage and weakness today.