Your home is a major investment that must be cared for and protected to avoid any serious damage. Unfortunately, there is one aspect of many homes that can be overlooked until there is an obvious problem, the roof. One of the easiest ways to protect your roof is to contact a professional to schedule a yearly roof inspection or contact a professional to inspect the roof in specific circumstances, such as after a storm.
Here are a just a few of the many benefits of scheduling a roof inspection.
Stop Minor Damage From Becoming a Major Issue
Unfortunately, many homeowners don't realize there is an issue with their roof until the signs are very obvious, such as a leak in the ceiling or missing roofing tiles. Scheduling a yearly inspection or having your roof inspected after a major storm or damage caused by a falling tree limb can ensure that if there are any small issues, the issues can be repaired before they become serious problems that could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars to repair.
Eliminate Mold Growth
Whether you have asphalt shingles or a sleek metal roofing system, there is still a chance mold can flourish on your roof. If left unattended, a minor mold infestation can spread very quickly and cause unsightly black streaks on your roof. A professional has access to specialized tools and products that will eliminate mold from your roof without causing any further damage.
Additionally, if you live in a humid climate or if mold is a serious issue on your roof, ask the roofer about having zinc or copper strips installed on the roof. When rains fall on the roof, the water flowing off the roof comes into contact with the metal. The small metal particulates come into contact with and kills the mold.
Improve Your Insurance Claim
From a serious wind storm to a tree limb falling on your roof or minor fire damage, there are several reasons you need to contact an insurance provider for roof-related damage. The insurance company will send out their own inspector to determine the extent of the damage.
However, hiring your own roof inspection allows you to get a better understanding of the extent of the damage and how much it will actually cost to repair the roof. This information is invaluable, especially to act as proof that you need a specific dollar amount to complete the entire repair or replacement.
From getting rid of mold to preventing minor damage from becoming a major issue, there are several benefits to scheduling a roofing inspection.Share
29 January 2020
When you want to make your home shine, there are some very important basic components you should be mindful of. For starters, you should evaluate the exterior of your home to determine whether or not the siding or exterior cladding needs to be replaced. Next, you should check to see if the roofing needs to be replaced, since it really can make a powerful difference. Roofing can take up a great deal of the visual space from the outside, so think carefully about how yours looks. Pay attention to issues like aged, curling shingles or roofing that contains dips or divots. Check out this blog for great tips about roofing.