Maintaining your roof is one of the biggest investments you can make as a homeowner. Roofs are an expensive element of your home, and they withstand more wear and tear every day – from wind, rain, snow, and ice – than any other aspect of your home. Spending a small amount of time and money each year to maintain your roof can save you huge amounts in the long term, and it will – quite literally – keep a roof over your head.
What Is A Roof Inspection?
A roof inspection is carried out by a roofing specialist who is experienced in spotting faults and risk areas in roofs. Your roof inspector will look over your roof and, many times, will find common problems that are simple and easy to fix but that, if left, can grow into bigger worries. These problems include missing and cracked shingles and other signs of deterioration in your roof.
Inspectors might also spot bigger problems, including leaks. Ideally, regular roof inspections will mean that a lot of problems are fixed before they progress, but even leaks, when spotted early, can easily be fixed without further damage being done.
Why You Need Regular Roof Inspections
There are plenty of practical reasons to invest in regular, annual roof inspections. The first is simply that all roofs will develop problems over time, and by spotting these problems early on, you will save yourself time and money. Broken shingles, which lead to small leaks that then turn into bigger leaks, will cause water damage to ceilings, floors, and other items in your home, which will then need repairing and replacing for potentially thousands of dollars. Fixing a shingle, on the other hand, costs very little.
Regular roof inspections will also help to make claiming back the money you spend on repairs from your insurance company faster and simpler because at the end of each inspection, you’ll get an inspection report which clearly sets out the state of your roof and makes your claim easily proven.
When Should I Have My Roof Inspected?
Your roof should be inspected at least once a year, even if all looks well. In some cases, you may want to have your roof inspected more often; for example if something has happened to make you think that your roof might have been damaged. Heavy storms, falling trees, and power lines, or even signs that you may already have a small leak in your roof, are all good reasons to call out a roof inspector even if you’re not due your annual inspection.
Get In Touch
At Timeless Roofing Solutions, we are experts in all things roofing. If you’re looking for experienced, qualified roofing specialists to inspect your roof for damage and faults and provide an up-to-date, accurate inspection report detailing the state of your roof, get in touch.
We’ll get out to you as soon as we can, and, as your one-stop-shop for roofing, we can even fix your roof should any problems be identified during the inspection. Call today to book.