Your roof protects your home and everything in it. If you treat it well, it will do its job for many years. If you neglect it, you may run into premature problems that can be costly to fix. Regular roof inspections and maintenance are the key to detecting and preventing roof issues over the long haul. Addressing issues now can save you a lot of time, headache, and money later. Here’s why.
Avoid Further Damage
The top reason why homeowners should get regular roof inspections is to prevent further damage – not only to the roof itself but to surrounding elements such as siding and gutters. When damage to your roof occurs, such as after a hail storm, it can spread very quickly. One small crack can become a big hole in no time, and one spot of mold can spread to overtake a whole area very rapidly.
The truth is, a damaged roof is more susceptible to further damage than a roof that has been well maintained. Frequent roof inspections will help you catch and repair damage as quickly as possible.
It can be challenging to spot damage behind the scenes, especially at the beginning stages. Roof inspections go beyond just finding the obvious problems such as broken gutters, damaged flashing, and missing shingles. Roofers bring a trained eye to discovering soft spots in your roof, growing mold, or subtle hail damage that you would never have spotted on your own. Identifying the need for small repairs now will spare you from requiring more costly and invasive repairs in the future.
Longer Roof Lifespan
The average shingle roof lasts about 20 years, but may be able to stretch that to 30 years if it is properly maintained. Regular roof inspections can help extend this lifespan and save you money in the process. It is much cheaper to make small repairs now than be faced with having to replace the whole roof sooner than you anticipated or budgeted for.
Easier Future Maintenance
It can be daunting, time consuming, and expensive to take care of all roof issues at once. When you space out roof maintenance tasks you save yourself the hassle and expense of tackling a variety of problems at once. Not only does this give you a break, it prevents damage from getting more severe.
Peace of Mind
The average homeowner isn’t aware of every nuance, problem, and feature of their roof that can go wrong. By hiring a professional to handle regular roof inspections, this gives you peace of mind knowing you don’t have to worry about these things. Your roofer will handle anything that comes up, ensuring your home will make it through winter, safe and sound. You can’t put a price on peace of mind!
Contact Allstar Construction for Professional Roof Inspections
Ready for your pre-winter roof inspection? Get an online quote and schedule your consultation for a roof inspection by our experienced roofers. We will make sure your property can make it through winter unscathed.