Why get a roof inspection? Like regularly changing the oil in your car and getting your tires rotated, it’s an important part of maintenance that will save you money (and headaches!) down the road. And when your home is the most valuable asset you own, it pays to be responsible in keeping up with maintenance and repairs.
1. Regular roof inspections will extend the lifespan of your roof
Roofs are expensive, so what homeowner wouldn’t want to extend the period of time before they have to replace one?
Think of a periodic roof inspection like your annual check up to your doctor. There may not be any outstanding problems, but routine maintenance and inspections will provide the proper maintenance your roof requires, keeping it in good shape for years to come.
Inspectors will easily catch and inform you of any necessary work so they can fix the problem before it becomes a disaster. For example, by the time you notice water damage from inside your home, it may have been collecting in your attic for quite some time. Mold could be growing, or a whole section of ceiling might be ready to collapse. A roof inspection can detect holes in the flashing around chimneys and air vents before water starts to seep in and damage your home.
Getting your roof regularly inspected will help extend the life of the roof as any issues can be detected early and repaired before they turn into bigger problems that may not be so easily resolved.
2. Regular Roof Inspections make insurance claims easier
Periodic roof inspections will help if you ever need to file an insurance claim for damage to your roof. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably couldn’t explain off the top of your head exactly what kinds of repairs or replacements are covered by your insurance policy.
An expert roofer will perform the inspection, identify problem areas, help you prepare the insurance claim, and provide invaluable advice regarding how to properly repair the damaged sections of your roof.
3. Roof inspections are more than free -- they save you money!
Do not pay for a roof inspection! Reputable roofers will provide a high-quality professional roof inspection at absolutely no cost and you should be under no obligation to purchase any services or products.
And who doesn’t like getting something for nothing? So while it may be an inconvenience to find the time to schedule a roof inspection, it pales in comparison to the hassle if something goes wrong with your roof that could have been avoided. And if you do have to spend money on any repairs needed from problems discovered from the inspection, it will be a whole lot cheaper than spending money after the problem has escalated.
Finally, your homeowners insurance will not cover any damage to your roof that was caused by not doing routine maintenance. Regular roof inspections mean that you’ll have proof you maintained the roof when you need to file a claim, so you won’t be out of pocket for the full cost.
4. Roof Inspections can increase your home's curb appeal
If you’re the kind of homeowner that mows the lawn on a regimented schedule, just think about your curb appeal. A regular roof inspection can nab that out-of-place shingle you might miss, upping your curb appeal for the entire neighborhood.
5. Roof Inspections give you priceless peace of mind
Think about how you will feel after having a thorough roof inspection performed by a true professional. You will know if there is anything wrong with your roof, and if there is, you will know precisely what sort of repair project is necessary.
Hopefully you’ll find that your roof is in tip-top shape and requires no repairs! But if not, at least you’re not worrying about the what-ifs.
6. Getting a roof inspection makes selling your home easier
If you’re planning to sell your home, then a home inspection is coming up in your future. Reputable realtors will advise you to provide a roof certification, which gives potential buyers assurance that the roof won’t immediately need replacing.
Even if you aren’t currently planning to sell your home, regular roof inspection reports will help sell your home in the future by showing the potential buyers that the roof has been well maintained.
Designer Roofing has been helping Texas homeowners maintain safe and beautiful roofs for over 25 years. Call us today for a free inspection, and we’ll give you our honest expert opinion.