Your home is so much more than just a place to live. It's an investment in your future and your family's future. Much like an investment in your car, you have to keep your home well maintained and serviced regularly to keep it functioning and working as it should. Your home's roof plays a crucial role in the value, look, and protection of your home and should be regularly maintained.
Don’t forget about your roof until it’s too late, take action now so you can catch any minor issues until they turn into something more significant.
Are Roof Inspections Necessary?
In some states, a roof inspection is required by many lenders and insurance companies to be certified from inspection. In states or areas that see heavy rainfall, snow, and hail, it's a smart investment to have your roof inspected. But even if you live in a dry region of the country, having your roof inspected can prove to be a wise money-saving decision.
How Often Should I Have My Roof Inspected?
How often your roof should be inspected depends on some factors. However, the general rule is that asphalt, wooden, and composite shingle roofs should be inspected every three years. A tile roof should be inspected about every five years.
You should always be mindful of your roof’s condition and perform a safe and brief inspection of your own about twice a year to make sure there are no major issues. This is especially important after major storms with high winds and hail.
When performing your DIY roof inspection, here is what you should keep an eye out for:
Broken or missing shingles
Patches of moss
Cracked, rusted, or missing pieces of flashing
Damaged chimney cap
Cracked or loose gutters
Large debris or excessive amount of leaves in the gutters
How a Roof Inspection Can Help
Roof inspectors are experts at determining the condition or integrity of your roof, how long it may last, and if it has suffered any damage. Roof inspectors also use specialized high-tech equipment that can detect areas of your roof where heat is escaping. Locating leaks or areas of your roof that may be vulnerable to severe weather can save you money on costly future repairs caused by water leaking into your home's walls and ceilings.
While DIY inspections are great and effective for discovering major issues, professional inspections can help you find and resolve minor issues before they grow into something bigger.
Protect Your Investment with an Investment
Investing in regular roof inspections is well worth the money in the long run. The cost of repairing damage caused by water leaking into your home or completely reroofing your home will far outweigh the cost of regular inspections.
Save yourself a future headache and significant costs by investing in the regular roof inspections that your home needs.
At Duck Back Roofing & Exteriors, we specialize in residential and commercial roofing, windows, siding, and gutters. We have more than 20 years of experience in providing high-quality home exterior services and would be glad to help you with yours. With a new roof, you can improve your home’s appearance, energy efficiency, and property value.