6 Times to Get Your Roof Inspected

Six Times to get your roof inspected

The roof is an important part of your home. However, most people don’t think about it until they have to. The roof is an integral part of the home and can last for many decades. However, you would be surprised at how much care it really requires. You can do more damage to your roof than normal wear and tear. It’s vital to inspect your roof before any serious damage occurs. Are you unsure when it is time to have your roof inspected? Here are some guidelines to help you determine when your roof may need to be inspected and why.

1) Hurricanes and Major Storms

Roofs are usually made from carefully layered shingles of composite asphalt, wood, and sometimes tile. Although they can withstand severe weather, roofs are designed to withstand heavy rains and other weather conditions. There’s a possibility that your roof may have been damaged or loosened by heavy rains for longer than six hours. This could lead to dangerous leakages. Roof inspections following a storm can help prevent rainwater from getting into your ceiling and attic.

2) If anything falls on it

Roof shingles are strong and well-nailed, but they are not indestructible. Any object that falls on a roof shingle may crack, dent, or break it off. For example, hailstones can cause roofs and cars to be damaged for miles after a single storm. Falling tree branches are another problem. This is because people allow their trees to grow above their homes and neglect to care for them. Even if the branch fell in a small enough amount to cause damage to your home’s structure, it could have caused damage to the shingles. You will need an inspection and branch removal.

3) After Heavy Winds

Even wind can cause damage to your roof. This is especially true if it reaches a velocity that is higher than the original builders could reasonably have expected. Your shingles can be damaged by high winds and sustained high winds. Wind can rip single shingles off, or bend them backwards. Sideways pressure can break shingles or blow whole shingles off the roof. You may need to have your roof inspected if you live in an area that is subject to strong winds.

4) Your Attic Is Leaking

Most homeowners don’t realize the source of roof damage until it has become a problem. A sign that your roof is damaged is moisture in the attic and water dripping from ceilings. This is when you will need to have your home inspected thoroughly to determine the extent of damage. Expert repairs can be done to restore weatherproof safety.

5) Cleaning Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters can help you remember when to call for a roof inspection. Even if there isn’t any obvious reason to be concerned, it’s a good idea to have your roof inspected on a regular basis. This will ensure that no long-term damage to your roof or attic.

6) Twice per Year

Roof inspections should be done at least twice per year, regardless of what happens to the house. You can avoid minor issues from developing beyond six months. This will ensure that even though a pile of leaves may slowly rot your roof, your roof inspectors can spot it and fix the problem before any serious damage occurs.

Contact us for more roof maintenance tips and to schedule your next inspection.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Clearwater roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.