Why a Roof Inspection?
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page for more details.
What is a Roofing Inspection?
Generally a roof inspection will determine the integrity of your existing roof, but most roofer will also inspect other potential damages such as hail damage
, wind damage
, and possibly roof rot
. The more extensive the inspection, the more detailed the results. Not all roof inspectors will climb on to your roofing, with todays technology detailed measurements and current imagery can clearly determined your basic wear and tear.
Although there are special procedures during the inspection process that most roofers will adhere to, without pulling up or tearing apart any of your shingles a certified roofer
can for the most part determine the lifespan of your roof and when it will need to be replaced or repaired.
How Often should I get an Inspection?
Most professionals recommend that a residential roof be inspected twice a year, in Spring and Fall. It’s better to catch problems while they’re small, before they turn into big, nasty, expensive repairs.
While some homeowners might not want to spend the money for a professional inspection twice a year, as an alternative you could have your roof professionally inspected the first time and then maybe every two years thereafter. During the interim you can perform visual inspections in Spring and Fall to look for any obvious warning signs of deterioration.
Will your Home Insurance cover this?
Because replacing a roof can be quite an investment, insurance companies and lenders require that this has been checked off. It makes sense for these companies to protect their investments, but you as the homeowner should want this to be secured as well. You don’t want to be stuck with a bill that you weren’t expecting, and you also don’t want to sell a home to a family and put them in the same spot. (Direct Link: Service Magic
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