Do you need a roof inspection?

Posted on: October 6, 2016 by in Roof maintenance
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Roof inspection – ever had one?

roof inspectionIs in necessary to have a roof inspection you may ask…well, your roof is one of the most important parts of your house structure. Why? ┬áBecause a even a small leak, let alone a big one, in your roof can have a very significant impact on the rest of the house. A roof that is leaking is not only is a hazard to those in the home for example you might fall and slip on the wet floor it can also lead to having dangerous mold growth.

In order to stop any leaks or cracks happening in your roof it’s helpful to have a regular roof inspection so that any problems are found because before they become a bigger problem and something that can end up being quite costly.

It is often found that roofs need replacing because they were originally installed with defective roofing materials, some roofs need replacing because they have a poor design and other roofs need replacing because the job wasn’t done properly and now moisture is actually getting into the home. So there are a lot of issues that can cause your roof to not be right and it’s worth getting it looked at on a regular basis.

Most of us don’t spend any time on our roof so we don’t really know what’s going on up there until it’s too late and we end up with a problem.

So the best way to protect your roof investment is to get a regular roof inspection to check for any issues that might be there.

Climate can also play a big role in the condition of your roof, so it may be helpful to have an inspection after summer and after winter which is when the most severe weather happens.

An inspection can make sure that are no issues are in progress or if any maintenance needs to be done you can get it done before there is a problem

Often in summer arm you might find that cracks happen due to extreme heat or humidity. These cracks can lead to leaks during winter. Winter has its own set of problems often with wild winds, rain and depending on where you live sometimes snow.

One of the main features of your roof is that it helps keeps the temperature regulated in your house so making sure your roof is properly installed and working as it should, means that you have warm air circulating in the winter and cooler air is staying in to keep you cool in summer. Cracks that go undetected may allow the warm or cold air to escape causing your power bills to increase.

So if you haven’t had a roof inspection for a long time, now is the time, and you will you may find that it will end up saving you money in the long run.

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