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The roofing system is a fundamental part of every home. The same way other systems, like HVAC and plumbing, require attention and maintenance to preserve comfort and safety, so does your roof!
The purpose of an inspection is to determine the reliability and lifespan of your roof, as well as detect potential problems early enough before major damage occurs. Any professional roofer will tell you that inspections are the best way to guarantee your roofing system protects you and your family for years to come.
Frequency is unique to the home
Generally, it’s advised to have a roof inspection performed once or twice a year. However, frequency depends more on the age of your roof. If your roof is new and in great shape then you could probably wait several years to have it inspected. Pay attention to other homes in your neighborhood. See when their roofs are inspected, repaired and replaced. It’s also important to check your roof after any severe weather conditions. Events like heavy rain, wind, hail or snow can put a lot of stress on your roof.
Analyze your roofing system status with this comprehensive checklist:
- Look at the condition of shingles
- Check the condition of gutters and flashings
- Look for ceiling cracks or leaks
- Look around for any water damage
- Check for any visible holes
- Look for light penetrating the ceiling
- Survey all skylights, dormers, chimneys, etc.
Many signs of roofing problems are hard to spot unless you know exactly what to look for. Although periodically checking the shingles, gutters and flashings from the ground up is never a bad idea, it’s highly recommended to have a licen sed roofing contractor come out to perform a full roofing system inspection. Since all roofs are different, consult with a professional to determine an appropriate inspection and maintenance schedule.
Not only is your roof an investment, it’s the comfort, safety and well being of you and your family. Protect both the investment and your loved ones by scheduling a roofing system inspection today. Contact PRS Roofing & Siding today.