One of the most important aspects of your home or commercial building is the roof. The condition of the roof impacts the entire structure. Taking good care of it should always be a priority. Depending on the quality of materials and protocols of installation, most roofs can be expected to provide a life expectancy between twenty and fifty years. Most licensed contractors offer free roofing inspections and back their work with lifetime guarantees. Having a certified roofing professionals perform a thorough evaluation reveals problems and allows for proactive measures through repairs or replacement. They can also suggest ways to improve energy efficiency.
Every roofing project begins with inspection. A detailed inspection identifies concerns at the early stages to prevent much worse damage before an emergency arises. The National Roofing Contractors Association advocates roofing inspections in the fall, spring and after any big storm that includes high winds, hail or flying debris. Frequency can also depend on the age of the roof. It’s a good idea to schedule a roof inspection at least once per year. If you should notice any leaks or drafts, you definitely want to have the roof checked out by a professional. Darks streaks and stains on the ceiling are signs that the roof is leaking. This moisture can cause severe damage to the roof as well as the home’s interior. Drafts aren’t always caused by problems with the roof, but certainly can be and result in issues with air circulation, ventilation and higher than necessary energy bills.
Roof inspection benefit include:
- Documented history assists with potential insurance claims
- Meets the requirements of warranty
- Reveals concerns before they graduate into major problems
- Supports safety and efficiency
- Regular roof maintenance protects against liability
- Generates a certified report of current roof status
- Trims long-term expenses
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