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Why Roof Inspections Are Essential As A Homeowner

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 by Alexis Smith


Roof inspections have numerous benefits. While it may be easy to forget about the condition of your roof until an issue makes itself known, it’s best to schedule a professional inspection before a serious issue arises.

With frequent roof inspections, you can prolong the health and lifespan of your roof by catching small issues like small leaks, lifted shingles, and deteriorating flashing before they can form into serious problems later down the line. Roof inspections save you more money than they cost, in the long run.

Some warning signs and small issues to keep an eye out for:

  • Water stains on the ceilings or walls.
  • Missing shingles.
  • Cracked, curling or damaged shingles.
  • Water spots on the roof decking, visible from within the attic.

Catching a leak early can prevent a whole host of very costly and potentially devastating issues from developing later on down the line. Water is insidious, and it doesn’t take long to wear away at natural materials like wood and soak into insulation, walls and precious items. Mold issues can pop up seemingly out of nowhere, and put an entire family at risk. Walls and supports can be weakened, causing a structural integrity risk as the water rots the wood and draws in pests.

In short, it’s best to give your roof the professional treatment so that it can keep doing it’s job of sheltering you and your family to the best of its ability!