Our roofs are an important part of our home or business. It’s important to keep them in good repair. All too often, it’s not until there is a problem that we realize that. We can see when other problems happen around the house, but it’s only until we have water leaking through that we do anything about the roof. By then, it’s very expensive. It is in your best interest to have a roof inspection on a regular basis. Here are a few reasons why.
Why You Need a Roof Inspection Annually
You should pick a time every year to have your roof inspected. Spring or fall is often best.
Check For Damages
We are not often on our roofs and we tend to forget about them. Damage from storms, animal activity, broken branches, missing shingles, or any other problems.
Storms can cause a lot of damage, there may be a pocket where water is pooling and that could cause more damage. An annual check could stop many of these problems from getting worse.
There can be weakening spots on the roof that you are unaware of. These can be caused by several different things. Once the water starts to seep in, more damage occurs and that will end up costing a lot more money.
Nothing lasts forever. An older roof will just naturally start to give way. Loose shingles, broken eaves, tree damage or just wear and tear. It’s better to have to make a few small repairs that replace the entire roof.
Severe weather can cause a lot of damage to our roofs. If you have a big rainstorm or hail, it is a good idea to have everything checked out. Even a large heavy snowstorm can do a lot of damage.
Weather problems tend to come with water. That can really seep in quickly and start causing more damage where you can’t see it. Ice forming and then breaking off can take a large portion of your roof with it.
It is just a good idea to keep up with maintenance on your roof. It’s always far better to pay for an inspection and a few smaller repairs than be hit with a huge repair or replacement bill.
This should include a good cleaning, too. Get all the dead leaves and other debris off the roof and out of the eaves troughs. This can extend the life of your roof by many years.
Plus, anything sitting up there can be blown around, causing more damages. It can blow off and break windows, drop on cars, and make a mess of your yard. Springtime is a great time for a good cleaning.
Peace of Mind
You’ll sleep better knowing that there are no damages, open areas, or potential leaks. Local animals can build nests, get in through the roof, and really make a mess.
You will also rest assured your roof is in good shape and there will not be any surprises, like leaks or your roof sagging in. Roof repairs get more expensive the longer you leave them.
Call us at Pyramid Roofing for an inspection or any repairs you may need. You want to trust a professional for your roof inspection. They know what to look for and can do it quickly and safely.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your roof looked at. It doesn’t take long for a small crack to become a big problem. Be good to your roof and it will be good to you.