One of the more costly repair bills you may have as a homeowner are repairs related to your roof. Generally speaking, leaks are the common factor when it comes to issues with your roof. The sooner you find the problem, the less expensive your options will be. If you are like most homeowners, spotting roof damage can be tricky. Scheduling a regular roof inspection is a great idea for preventive maintenance. Here are a few reasons why South Central PA & MD homeowners need a roof inspection.
Your roof can develop leaks for various reasons. Only a few of them may be covered under warranty. When leaks develop, call a professional roofing contractor to determine if damage can be filed as a warranty claim. When a roof is under warranty, the contractor who did your work will visit the site and inspect your roof to determine the cause of your leak. If the result is a defect in materials or a workmanship issue, your repair likely will be covered under warranty.
As time passes, your roof is subject to the entire gamut of weather. From beating sunlight all summer long to snow and ice in the winter, your roof sees it all. As roofs age, this constant barrage of natural elements will start to impact your roof. This is usually evident from tiny openings that develop and allow water infiltration to begin.
If you have recently experienced a damaging storm that has passed through your area, you probably want to get your roof checked out. Hail and heavy winds can wreak havoc on your shingles. The damage can be widespread across your entire roof, as in the case of hail damage, or localized to areas where wind pulls up and breaks off shingles. In either case, a roof inspection can help determine the full extent of the damage.
Leaks discovered after a heavy rain are the #1 reason people request a roof inspection. However, by the time you discover the leak, you may have some serious issues going on. Rotting wood, mold, corrosion, and wet insulation are all long-term issues that can happen before you ever spot a leak.
Stop the Damage Before it Starts
The problem with roofs is that you can’t see them unless you climb up on the roof and look. Often homeowners do not suspect anything until they have a leak in their homes. Getting regular roof inspections is important to head off the headaches of more expensive structural damage. A licensed local roofing contractor will be able to find minor problems before they become major issues.
Following this short checklist will help you make sure your home is well protected as the winter months approach. Need help with that roof inspection? Give the roofing experts at Bealing Roofing & Exteriors, Inc. a call.