It is a good idea every day to inspect your roof for damage. It’s difficult to see from the ground. If you are unsure what to look for, or suspect that you may have a problem with your roof, you should get a professional inspection.
If you fall into one of these five situations, we recommend that you hire our roof inspectors.
1. After a bad storm
Storms are one cause of roof damage. Your roofing system’s integrity can be damaged by hail, high winds and heavy rains. These can cause debris to accumulate, throw large branches onto your roof, or even pull down shingles, gutters and soffits. Hail can cause severe damage to your roof if it is large enough.
However, there are some things you can do, especially at ground-level, to avoid obvious damage signs.
Professional roof inspectors will climb up on your roof to inspect it for damage. They are also trained to spot hail , which can be difficult to spot. They will inspect your roof and recommend the best course.
You’ll have peace of mind knowing that there are no undetected leaks. At the highest, your roofer will notify you if you have damage that needs to be repaired before it becomes a bigger problem.
2. When Selling Your Home
A home inspection is a normal part of buying a house. The home buyer will pay for it, so you don’t have to do anything.
To avoid surprises, however, it is a good idea for the homeowner to have a free inspection of the roof before listing the house. A roof inspection may reveal damage that must be repaired. It is possible to address issues before you sell your house and save money on repairs.
If you don’t disclose the roof damage, your home may go under contract. Buyers will schedule their inspection. You might lose the buyers or have them question what other information you may have kept about the house.
3. When buying a home
A roof inspection is a must when buying a house. Home buyers who are savvy know to ask questions about the roof of their home, including the age and materials as well as any repairs or issues.
Usually, your home inspector will include the roof in their inspection report. To get a better look at your roof’s condition, you might hire a roof inspector. A general inspector won’t be able spot all kinds of damage and will not be able to address them.
A roof inspector can help you create a plan of attack and get you started on the to-do lists.
4. Visible Damage:
Roof damage should be addressed immediately. Roof damage can allow moisture into your home. This can lead to mold problems or other expensive issues.
A free inspection is essential for any type of roof repair. The inspector will be able not only to offer solutions but also examine your roof for any other damage you might not have noticed.
5. Every year
Take advantage of our year-round roof inspections to keep your home in top shape. It should be part of your home maintenance program so roof damage doesn’t go unnoticed.
This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does Longboat Key Roofing! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.