A home’s roof is arguably one of the most important aspects of a home, but it often gets given the least amount of thought. Regular roof inspections are vital to the longevity of your roofing system.
Often, roofers like ABC Roofing are only called when an issue has been spotted by homeowners. Often, this call is made too late! Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, so it needs to be taken care of. Roof inspections from a professional are one way of doing this.
Why Is a Roof Inspection Important?
There are several reasons why having a professional regularly inspect your roof is important. While there are many others, here are three of the main reasons why you should book an inspection today:
Check for Damage from the Sun
Every day, your home’s roof goes through a constant heating and cooling process. While it was designed with this in mind, the constant change causes wear and tear on the roofing materials. This leaves your roof and home susceptible to further weather damage.
A roof inspection would identify the heightened degranulation and fix it before any further damage takes place.
Ensuring That There Is No Damage from Bad Weather
Did you know that Florida experiences over 100 days of significant weather events, like hurricanes and thunderstorms? That’s a lot of opportunities where damage to your roofing system can be caused.
Roof inspections conducted by professionals will be able to identify any damage and correct it before it worsens.
Preventing Issues with Roof Warranty
Unfortunately, some roofing materials can be faulty, an issue that is often only realized after installation. This will obviously affect the performance of your roofing system. This could lead to degranulation, cupping, or blistering.
Licensed roofing specialists will be able to identify these faulty materials and change them before any damage takes place.
The Best Time to Get a Roof Inspection
It’s clear that a roof inspection is essential to keep your roof around as long as possible. But when is the best time to get a roof inspection?
The best time varies for each country but in Florida, it is after the coldest (January) and hottest (July/August) months of the year. It’s also recommended to have a professional check the condition of your roof after any major weather events.
The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends having your roof inspected twice a year, but once a year at a minimum.
What to Expect During a Roof Inspection?
During a roof inspection, the professional will look at the condition of four different roofing aspects, namely:
- Structural: they will take note of the system’s condition and look for any uneven planes
- Materials: inspectors will look for loose, missing, or deteriorating roofing materials and rubber seals
- Workmanship: an inspection will be carried out on the way that materials were installed and if they may increase the risk of damage in the future
- Interior: the professional will need to view the inside of your home to check the ceiling and walls for any water damage
ABC Roofing Can Help with Your Next Roof Inspection
ABC Roofing understands that the stresses of every day are already overwhelming enough, without having to worry about the condition of your roof. Therefore, we’d love to take that stress from you.
Our trusted team would love to help put your mind at ease and give you one less thing to worry about. So, give us a call today at 954-344-4622 for all your roofing needs or to book an inspection. We look forward to hearing from you!