Roof inspections should be done annually and are not something to underestimate. Your roof is your first line of defense in protecting you, your home, and your belongings against harsh weather conditions. When you ignore your inspections until a leak appears, you could end up facing a much larger problem, such as structural issues, mold, or damaged insulation. Contact Irving Roofing today to ensure your roof is protected and professionally inspected every year.
When should roof inspections be scheduled?
Typically a roof inspection should be done once a year, if you incur no issues, however, should there have been a thunderstorm, hail, or significant weather, it is vital to get your roof professionally inspected, to ensure no damage was done to your roof. The most important time of year to have your roof inspected is around the fall time, just before the winter cold starts. This is because the cold temperatures can make it difficult to do any repairs or replacement, as if shingles need replacing, they will not set properly. Walking on a roof during cold icy weather can be dangerous too, which may slow down the speed of inspections. Roof issues found in winter may need to be left until spring has arrived to fix the damage.
Most homeowners can inspect their roof and notice large and more obvious damage or repairs that need to be done. However, there is a lot of damage that is not obvious to an untrained eye. Our contractors have many years of experience and training so that they can pick up issues and damage on a roof that would otherwise go unnoticed. Once your roof is more than 10 years old, a seasonal inspection should be done by a professional, as an older roof will generally present issues that will be missed by an untrained eye and could lead to serious issues down the line. Call us now to make sure your roof is inspected properly and provides you with the best value all year round!
What you can expect from a professional inspection.
Once you have called us for a professional roof inspection, you can expect us to look for several things. To start, we look for things such as any leaks that may be visible or unusual wear and tear that may have appeared because of harsh weather conditions. We will check for damage caused by wind, debris, and issues that have occurred because of an installation that was not done properly. Every inspection is split into four sections; one being the structure, the second, materials used, third, the interiors, and lastly, the workmanship. For the structure, we will check for anything uneven or sagging, as well as any damage to the fascia boards like crumbling. In the material inspection, we look for loose or missing shingles, as well as any moss or mold that may be present. The interior inspection is done to find any leaks or damage done to the inside of your home. Finally, the workmanship inspection is done by looking at elements that could increase the risk of leaks in the future.
Why is it important to conduct regular inspections?
As we know, a roof is the most important part of your home as it protects you and the belongings inside of it and it is an expensive investment to make, so it is important to ensure that your maintenance is done regularly and properly. When you employ Irving Roofing to conduct inspections, we ensure that we improve the lifespan of your roof by finding and eliminating all issues that may be present. If you would like to know more about how we improve the state of your roof, call us today!