Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

3 Reasons To Schedule An Annual Roofing Inspection

by Edgar Cruz

Do you have your roof inspected by a professional at least once a year? If not, then now is the time to find a local roof contractor that you can trust with your annual inspection. There are countless reasons to have this done as part of your routine home maintenance, after all.

Avoid Costly Repairs

When small issues with your roof are not repaired, they can quickly turn into larger and more expensive issues. For example, a damaged shingle that may not be obviously visible to you will be noticeable to an experienced roofing contractor. From there, he or she can repair or replace the shingle before it leads to a roof leak. If left undetected, even a small roof leak can lead to wood rot, attic moisture problems, damaged ceiling plaster, and even mold or mildew in the home. 

Prolong the Life of Your Roof

Having your roof inspected annually gives you the opportunity to make small repairs as needed, which will keep your roof in overall better shape. As a result, you may be able to prolong the life of your roof, thus saving you money on major repairs or replacement down the road. Keep in mind that even if your roof came with a warranty, it may not be valid if you haven't been properly maintaining it. For many roofing companies, an annual inspection is a must to keep that warranty valid.

Sell Your Home More Easily

Should you ever wish to sell your home, having records of annual roof inspections will be favorable. Today's buyers want to see homes that have been well maintained, so being able to prove that you've kept up with your roof (one of the most expensive components of the home to replace) will give buyers added confidence and peace of mind. This, in turn, may make them more likely to put an offer on your home. This same concept applies to having regular inspections on other areas of your home, such as your HVAC system and plumbing.

Hiring a roofing inspector is a great way to avoid costly repairs and premature replacement while also giving you and future buyers peace of mind in the roof above your head. If you don't already have a trusted roofing inspector, now is a great time to begin shopping around for professional roofers in your area. Many will even provide free initial inspections to new customers!

Contact a company like Stevens Roofing Corporation for more information and assistance. 


About Me

Waterproof, Windproof and Weatherproof: The Perfect Roof for Your Climate

Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Wendy, and after traveling through many parts of the world as I worked on a degree in anthropology with a minor in architecture, I learned a lot. I saw how people took different approaches to the same issue (putting a roof on their home), but more importantly, I noticed how those approaches were dictated by the climate and culture in the area. Unfortunately, I think a lot of people in North America build roofs that are traditional rather than roofs that are the right fit for the climate. If you are interested in exploring the latter idea, I'm here to help. These posts look at the best way to get a roof that protects you from the elements. Explore, enjoy and send your friends over to my blog. Thanks!